Download’s merriest music apps

With your in-laws criticizing your carving skills, Grandma Edith getting into the Port, and the tree catching on fire, Christmas can feel so predictable. Mix things up without the melodrama with Download’s favorite festive holiday music apps.

Björk: Solstice (iOS)

(Credit: Screenshot: Josh Rotter) We know that Bjork is far out and maybe that’s why we love her. Based on the track “Solstice” from the Icelandic singer’s “Biophilia” (2011) album, this free app allows users to pull rays out of a sun to create harp strings that are then plucked by orbiting planets. With a tilting motion, your creation morphs into a 3D Christmas tree kissed by falling snowflakes. What’s more, you can also send a touching Solstice eCard directly from the app.

Christmas Music ~ 10,000 FREE Christmas Songs + Downloads!(iOS)

(Credit: Screenshot: Josh Rotter) Christmas music can be joyous and heartwarming — until you’ve heard the same dozen songs on repeat for a month — particularly Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” That’s why Christmas Music ~ 10,000 FREE Christmas Songs + Downloads!, which offers a seemingly endless supply of new and holiday classics by lesser-kno… [Read more]


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