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Old Dec 4, 2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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Apple Store iOS App Updated With Free Holiday Playlist




Apple started offering free apps, books, and music via its Apple Store app back in August and today the company has updated the app in the U.S. with a list of holiday songs that can be downloaded for free within the app.
The playlist includes the following songs:

- Ave Maria, Il Volo
- Children Go Where I send Thee, Nick Lowe
- Duck the Halls, The Robertsons
- Joy to the World, Celtic Woman
- Silent Night, Kelly Clarkson
- The Christmas Song, Kool and the Gang
- The First Noel, Mary J. Blige
- What Child is This, Marvin Sapp

Clicking the download link within the Apple Store app will take users to the iTunes Store, automatically inputting a code for the Holiday Playlist download. The songs will be available until December 31, 2013, before being replaced with a new offering.

Though Apple debuted an Apple Store app for the iPad in November, the free songs are limited to the iPhone app. Previous free content offered through the app has included Color Zen, iTunes Festival songs, and Temple Run: Oz.

The Apple Store app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Old Dec 4, 2013, 11:33 AM   #2
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Just in time...nice! Will download these soon.
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Old Dec 4, 2013, 11:36 AM   #3
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Holiday? I'm pretty sure those songs are specifically for CHRISTMAS.
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Old Dec 4, 2013, 11:41 AM   #4
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The direct link is for "Temple Run: Oz", not the Apple Store app.

I couldn't find the Apple Store app in the Mexican App Store.
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No TSO?

No, thanks. I'll let my fiancé know, though. She tends to have a wider selection of holiday music, but I just don't think anyone else nails the Christmas sound anywhere near as well as TSO does.
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Old Dec 4, 2013, 11:50 AM   #6
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The direct link is for "Temple Run: Oz", not the Apple Store app.

I couldn't find the Apple Store app in the Mexican App Store.
It's opening the App Store to Temple Run: Oz for me too
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Old Dec 4, 2013, 11:52 AM   #7
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Here in Canada we got the app "The Photo Cookbook - Baking" for free. Just in time for entertaining over this holiday season.
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Old Dec 4, 2013, 11:57 AM   #8
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Anyone else able to find it in the Apple Store app for iPad? I only saw it in the iPhone app.
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Old Dec 4, 2013, 12:01 PM   #9
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Did anyone else think this was a custom Product (RED) Apple TV for Christmas? Had me fooled when I glanced over.
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Old Dec 4, 2013, 12:02 PM   #10
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The direct link is for "Temple Run: Oz", not the Apple Store app.

I couldn't find the Apple Store app in the Mexican App Store.
Fixed the link, I'm not sure the songs are available outside of the United States.

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Anyone else able to find it in the Apple Store app for iPad? I only saw it in the iPhone app.
It's only in the iPhone app.
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Old Dec 4, 2013, 12:03 PM   #11
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Holiday? I'm pretty sure those songs are specifically for CHRISTMAS.
Well put - Nothing wrong with offering only Christmas Music, and I don't mind when retailers are saying "Holiday Season" when they mean 'all those who celebrate all holidays" but if you have "Christmas" music, then just call it "CHRISTMAS Music".
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Holiday? I'm pretty sure those songs are specifically for CHRISTMAS.
I'm waiting for The Residents to go free for Festivus.
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Why not call it Christmas play list as it is all Christmas songs. What is this pathological reluctance to use the word Christmas these days.
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If it's only available for the iPhone Apple Store app, they should change the ad to iPhone only. Looked for it on the iPad... And it's not available.
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Holiday? I'm pretty sure those songs are specifically for CHRISTMAS.
Yes. Truly, there is no more traditional, clearly Christmas song than "Duck the Halls." (That is, by the way, not a typo.)

Of course, that's irrelevant. "Holiday" includes "Christmas."

EDIT: I do not want to make any off-topic replies to future posts, so I'll just edit this one to say that it is quite clear what "holidays" means when said in the November-December timeframe, at least in the United States. That is simply how the word is used, and you should deal with it. (If you insist that this iTunes playlist could be a Flag Day playlist, you are obviously simply being an uncooperative communicator.)

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Old Dec 4, 2013, 12:23 PM   #16
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With this list, the iTunes free song of the week, and the new free song via the Starbucks app they're giving away a big chunk of the new Mary J Blige Xmas album. Interesting.
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With this list, the iTunes free song of the week, and the new free song via the Starbucks app they're giving away a big chunk of the new Mary J Blige Xmas album. Interesting.
I noticed that yesterday and at first glance thought they were all the same songs downloading.
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Why not call it Christmas play list as it is all Christmas songs. What is this pathological reluctance to use the word Christmas these days.
That's a dirty word nowadays it seems. Companies are falling over themselves to banish such words, lest someone might be offended.

If I moved to a predominantly Muslim, Hindu, or Buddhist country, or even Israel for that matter, I would not expect people to change their religious vocabulary for me. But that's what we do here, in the name of making everyone feel at home.

Call that 'spineless' or 'progressive'; I'm inclined to go with the former.
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"DUCK the Halls" ??

As for Xmas ... Bah.
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No TSO?
TSO Oh, Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Took me a moment to awhile to get it.

Too many singers singing the same holiday songs that have been sung and recorded a million times.
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That's a dirty word nowadays it seems. Companies are falling over themselves to banish such words, lest someone might be offended.

If I moved to a predominantly Muslim, Hindu, or Buddhist country, or even Israel for that matter, I would not expect people to change their religious vocabulary for me. But that's what we do here, in the name of making everyone feel at home.

Call that 'spineless' or 'progressive'; I'm inclined to go with the former.
Cause when you move to India or China, you won't find much diversity of people or races. You'd be surprised that non Christians also celebrate christmas with their believer friends and stores have christmas sales as well. Happy holidays makes sense to me and it prevents segregation. Everyone should join in and celebrate regardless of their belief in Jesus.
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You can't use the iPhone version of the App Store on the iPad anymore.

I agree with joepunk though, it's amazing how over here, Christmas is still so old fashioned in terms of music.
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Yes. Truly, there is no more traditional, clearly Christmas song than "Duck the Halls." (That is, by the way, not a typo.)

Of course, that's irrelevant. "Holiday" includes "Christmas."
Holiday includes Thanksgiving, Halloween, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Flag Day, and Valentines Day too. But the playlist only has Christmas songs. So why not just call it a Christmas Playlist? Holiday is broad an misleading.

Oh wait, Christmas is a dirty word. I forgot.
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Hanukkah ends tomorrow, so I find it absurd to try calling December 6-25 the "Holiday Season" when clearly you're referring to "Christmas".

Kwanza is an artificial holiday that celebrates nothing. It started as a holiday for the non-religious to celebrate in Winter because everyone else was celebrating. "Politically correct" people will try telling you to respect it, because they think it's something sacred like Christmas or Hanukkah. It's not. You offend nobody by pretending it doesn't exist.
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What about the rest of the freaking world? Are Apple too tight-fisted to fork out licensing fees for every locale?
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