Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year. Not only does it have all of the holiday fun and festivities, but it’s also one of the most important times of the year for content creation. With expanded audiences eager to engage with videos and tons of e-commerce possibilities, Christmas is really the best time to put out your most impactful content.
However, as many content creators are quick to find out, finding the right Christmas music for your videos can be tricky. And, in certain situations, if you’re using music that hasn’t been properly licensed, you can find yourself with videos being taken down or worse.
So, if you’re looking for copyright free Christmas music to use in your projects this season, we have you covered with this guide to finding, understanding, and using copyright free Christmas music in your videos.
A Quick Intro to Copyrights and Claims
Before we share some of our best Christmas music tracks for you to check out, let’s quickly go over some basic definitions and terms that are associated with “copyright free” music.
And while all music has natural copyrights that extend to both the composer of the music and the artist (or artists) who perform the recording, to truly avoid copyright claims, you actually want to find music that has had all of its royalties taken care of.
This royalty free music, like the music offered here at Tunetank, is music that has both its copyrights and royalties covered, which makes it safe to use and free of any potential copyright claims — making it your best bet for true copyright free music.
Where to Find Copyright Free Christmas Music
With those basic terms taken care of, let’s take a look at some of the best copyright free Christmas music that you can start using in your videos today. With a focus on both classic Christmas songs like “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and hip-hop versions of “Jingle Bells,” we’ve put together some of the best Christmas music playlists for your holiday videos.
Classic Christmas Music
- Christmas Magic by danyvin
- Christmas Time by AliveSound
- Merry Christmas by Vislevski
- Christmas Adventures by AudioThoughts
- Winter Wonderland by Rage Sound
EDM Christmas Music
- Jingle Bells Slap House (Extended) by AHOAMI
- New Year Night Party by SHANTI
- Electro Xmas by CloudSystem
- Holiday Beat by CloudSystem
- Christmas Family Album by AudioThoughts
Jazzy Christmas Music
- We Wish You A Merry Christmas by SoundStreet
- Deck The Halls Jazz by AndyWarner
- O Tannenbaum by AndyWarner
- Painter by vitokompozito
- Christmas Jazz by SoundStreet
Happy Christmas Music
- Christmas is Coming by Vislevski
- New Year's Miracle by DASAINTZ
- Merry Xmas by 99Instrumentals
- Christmas Jingle Bells by SoundStreet
- Holly Jolly Christmas by ABSounds
Kids Christmas Music
- Christmas Joy by omka
- Toy March by Black Cat Sounds
- Angels In The Night by SoundStreet
- Christmas by AliveSound
- Brahms Lullaby by Ostin
Not finding what you’re looking for just yet? Be sure to check out our full royalty free Christmas music catalog here to fully explore all of the different genres, styles, and moods.
Tips for Adding Christmas Music to Your Videos
Now, once you’ve gone through the playlist and made your selections, it’s a simple process to get set up to use your favorite tracks in your videos. Like most royalty-free music websites, you’ll need to make an account with Tunetank and choose the right plan for you.
If you’re planning to upload your videos to YouTube, Tunetank offers full protection and coverage of your videos, so if you have any problems with copyright claims on YouTube, you can easily remove copyright claims from your YouTube videos with Tunetank tools.
From there, it’s up to you to decide which tracks are right for you and how you’d like to incorporate them into your videos. There are no right or wrong decisions per se, but in general, it can be good practice to use an upbeat, inspiring Christmas song at the beginning of your videos to energize your viewers and encourage them to invest in the rest of your content.
You can also experiment with adding separate tracks to different sections of your video for tonal shifts, or perhaps try adding a more relaxed song underneath your video’s entirety to give your content a consistent rhythm and theme.
What Does Copyright Free Music Mean?
As we covered above, this is a huge misnomer in the world of music and video simply because there’s no such thing as music that is truly free of any copyrights.
All music has a natural copyright to it that extends both to the composer of the music as well as the artist (or artists) who perform the recording. Because of this, the idea that there is music out there that has no copyright attached to it is false.
However, that being said, there are different types of music that have the copyright covered for you, making it “free” to use in certain situations. And that’s generally what people mean when they say “copyright free” music.
And while there is some music that has been made free by their composers and artists, as well as some music that has entered the public domain, the majority of the “copyright free” music that you’re going to find online and be able to use is actually going to be “royalty free” music.
Understanding Royalty Free vs. Copyright Free
Unlike copyright free music, which implies that the music doesn’t have a copyright (even though it does), royalty free music is music that has had its copyright covered already. When you use a royalty free music site like Tunetank for example, the licensing rights have already been paid to both the composers and the performers.
And while royalties are also usually paid to artists, those have also been covered for you as well — hence the name “royalty free” music. So, in truth, if you’re looking for copyright free music, you’re actually looking for royalty free music. And, lucky for you, we have you covered.
How to Get the Most out of Your Christmas Content
At the end of the day, though, the real trick to getting the most out of your Christmas content is to put as much into it as you can. If you haven’t experimented with motion graphics too much, there are plenty of resources online to help you add pre-made VFX and graphics.
The timing of your Christmas and holiday content is also crucial. According to research, the best time to publish videos on YouTube specifically is usually on weekends. However, if Christmas or other holidays fall on weekends, you might want to schedule out your content for a few days before to let the algorithm catch up.
Other research has found that teaser videos or even live streams can be great options for holiday content in particular as people are more often at home and open to finding distractions like YouTube videos or other online content.
Your best bet, though, might simply be to focus on making the best content that you can and sharing it with your channels and audience when it feels right. However, if you’re searching for the right Christmas music to use in your videos, the royalty free music options shared above should help give your videos the perfect Christmas soundtrack for the holiday season.