It’s understandable if you haven’t surrendered to the Christmas music machine quite yet, but if you’ve been waiting for the right time to infuse your playlists with yuletide greetings, I recommend heading over to NoiseTrade where you can download Over the Rhine’s Snow Angels for free (with the option to tip the artist and/or spread the word on social media). Snow Angels is a staple in our house during the holidays (cover art by Clint Reno). While you’re at it, check out some other free Christmas music from NoiseTrade.
And, lest you forget, Donewaiting and Each Note Secure teamed up with Electraplay Studios in 2010 for A Very Ohio Christmas, featuring Ohio artists playing holiday tunes (cover art again by Reno). It’s still available for free on Bandcamp.