Garritan is a software company that produces software that lets you create virtual symphonies. This is used by people who are composing music, either to commit to CD or to spec an orchestra piece before paying a real symphony to perform their piece. If you've been to a place like Bed, Bath and Beyond or Target, if you've seen those "Solitudes" CDs where it's like music with wave sounds, the orchestra accompaniment on those CDs are probably done using Garritan software. As a way to promote itself, give back, and give people a chance to play around with their software, they put out a CD each year of Christmas music. It's nearly always purely instrumental, public domain music, but there are still new arrangements and the music is beautiful. I discovered it a few years ago and hurry to their website each season to grab the new songs to add to iTunes.
You can find this year's collection here. There's a link there for the album art, a link to download the entire collection as a ZIP file, and links to their past albums as well.
introspection technology entertainment-books and magazines sift work diet/exercise video funny cars worth repeating Christianity/church ideas and creativity bad company transit and development advertising / branding / marketing email music unclutter random food entertainment-television Google by-week 750 Starbucks 120 family #blogaday cool coffee parenting L.A. architecture entertainment-movies environment leadership Christmas Apple Seattle autism atad entertainment photos art and design weather politics by-year geography identity rain social Amazon home improvement travel Disney by-month money snow charity dream Lego how to vacation awful conference crime simplify children AT&T LOST news sports education fashion clueless improvement links no-bars-blog 2013 NASA NBC GTD fail good company holiday nostalgia trust30 war 2014 empowerment journalism legal picky power powerless quoted Cuba Lori cord-cutting focus great day inspirational radio Federal Way McDonalds Rachel Tacoma medical videoblog Boeing Microsoft Wal*mart art buffy conspiracy culture laundry sellout web 2015 PLU customer service fool review robots and drones