Lucky Diaz Under The TreeIt’s Christmas week, and if you are like me, the ears could use a break from the same old Christmas songs that have been blasting across radio stations and throughout department store PA systems since the day after Halloween.

Let’s just say that if I hear Dominick the Donkey one more time, I may run screaming from the room.
So, I am thrilled to share with you some new holiday tunes from a few of our favorite kindie artists to download and add to your collection. Give your ears a rest from “hee haw” – you deserve it. -Christina

If you want to feel those warm Christmas fuzzies while you finish checking your list twice, then check out Lucky Diaz’s  mellow, jingly Under The Tree. Not only will the words make you think of all those people you can’t wait to see at Christmas, it’ll make you think of kids who really need you too: All the proceeds raised from the download of this single will go to Pablove to help fight childhood cancer.

Renee & Jeremy Little Drummer Boy
With their lovely guitar and perfectly-matched voices, Renee & Jeremy’s version of Little Drummer Boy gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. Let your little ones parumpapumpum along with them.

Funky Christmas
I dig the super-funkalicious sounds of the Sugar Free Allstars, and their Funky Christmas is like the coolest audio Christmas card you could hope to hear. This is a freebie too!

Dan Zanes

Covering the perfect little lullaby at this time of the year, the ever-popular Dan Zanes takes on Silent Night with quiet beauty, accompanied by just his guitar and his voice. Watch it here on You Tube. I only wish this could be downloaded to an MP3 since it really deserves to be heard again and again.
Fore more alternative holiday music ideas for download, check out our Cool Mom Picks’ music archives including The Hipwaders’ A Kindie Christmas (download here) and Uncle Rock’s Express Your Elf, whose La Bamba/Feliz Navidad mashup is a favorite in our editor Liz’s household (download here).

Tell us: what is your favorite kid-friendly song for the holidays?