Retro Holiday Classics From The Commodore 64


The Story:

In 2001 I sent a CD and a letter to The Screen Savers, a show on Tech TV, wishing them a happy holiday season. I love music and my love blossomed from listening to songs on the Commodore 64.

I want to give everyone a chance to enjoy these great retro classics as well. So I give you the Retro Holiday Classics From The Commodore 64!


Feel free to download any of the files below for your personal listening pleasure. To save a file, right-click on the wanted file and click on “Save Target As…”

SID and STR files are for use with Commodore 64’s and SID Emulators. Check for links to these programs at the bottom of the page.

17 tracks in playlist, average track length: 2:15
Playlist length: 38 minutes 25 seconds

The Nutcracker Suite:

Chuck Hawes – Miniature Overture MP3
Chuck Hawes – ‘Trepak’ MP3
Chuck Hawes – Chinese Dance MP3
Chuck Hawes – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy MP3
Chuck Hawes – Dance of the Reed Flutes MP3
Chuck Hawes – Waltz of the Flowers MP3

Other Holiday Songs:

DC Star & CPR – Blue Christmas MP3 SID
Carl Benton – Carol of the Bells MP3 SID STR
DC Star & CPR – Christmas Concerto MP3 SID STR
Nick Zelinsky – Deck the Halls MP3 SID STR
Nick Zelinsky – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus MP3 SID STR
Bobbye – It’s Christmas all Around the World MP3 SID
Jerry Roth (Dr. J) – Jingle Bell Rock MP3 SID
Nick Zelinsky – Joy to the World MP3 SID STR
Jim Brock – Little Drummer Boy MP3 SID
Jerry Roth (Dr. J) – Santa Claus is Coming to Town MP3 SID
DC Star & CPR – We Wish You a Merry Christmas MP3 SID STR


There is a lot of information about Commodore 64/SID music, so I will try to link you to the most feasable places possible. If there is any corrections, please email me and I will correct the error. I thank you all for visiting this little retro holiday tribute! — Chris Haslage

The Father of SID Music (Creator of COMPUTE!’s Sidplayer) Craig Chamberlain’s Website
COMPUTE!’s Gazette Sid Collection (Home of the Original SIDs) by Peter Weighill
The SID section of David Strauss’
The High Voltage SID Collection (Newer SID Music)
SIDPlay Homepage (Learn More about SID)
SidAmp (Play SID Music on WinAmp)
Vice (Emulate a Commodore 64)
Tech TV (Visit the Channel that Inspires Me)