Apple releases 12 Days of Christmas app for Europe, Canada

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
Apple has launched its 12 Days of Christmas app in preparation for its annual holiday promotion offering free songs, music videos, apps and books to residents of parts of Europe and Canada.



The 12 Days of Christmas offers are not available for U.S.-based customers, but the app is available in the U.K. App Store and is said to be coming to the Canada App Store soon. Select countries in Europe will also be able to participate in the promotion.



The 12 days will run from Dec. 26 to Jan. 6, with new gifts available each day. Apple has made the promotion an annual tradition for several years now.



Gifts from last year's 12 Days of Christmas deals in Canada included "some episodes of The Big Bang Theory, a Christmas music sampler EP, a best-selling book by a Canadian author, some episodes of Mad Men, an iTunes Live EP from Bedouin Soundclash, music videos and songs from Kings of Leon and Johnny Reid, the movie One Week and two apps, Diner Dash and Fishing Kings," MacNN notes.



Users who are ineligible for the 12 Days promotion have been invited to visit the iTunes page on Apple's website on Boxing Day (Dec. 26) to receive a special gift for their computers.



According to the report, the countdown has its roots in Eastern Christianity, which traditionally holds the Feast of Epiphany on Jan. 6 to celebrate Jesus' baptism.





Comments

  • Reply 1 of 15
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    The 12 Days of Christmas offers are not available for U.S.-based customers....



    If you ask me, this is the only reason why it sucks to live in the USA.
  • Reply 2 of 15
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    Originally Posted by Dickprinter View Post


    If you ask me, this is the only reason why it sucks to live in the USA.



    I just want the app? I want the full collection of Apple apps?
  • Reply 3 of 15
    Not live in Canada yet.
  • Reply 4 of 15
    moxommoxom Posts: 325member
    Just downloaded now. Can't wait to start receiving my freebies...
  • Reply 5 of 15
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dickprinter View Post


    If you ask me, this is the only reason why it sucks to live in the USA.



    They you haven't been on a beach in Brasil.
  • Reply 6 of 15
    tylerk36tylerk36 Posts: 1,037member
    Xmas sucks. I hate the holidays. Won't be getting the app thats mentioned here. Screw Life. It's overrated.
  • Reply 7 of 15
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    Originally Posted by tylerk36 View Post


    Xmas sucks. I hate the holidays. Won't be getting the app thats mentioned here. Screw Life. It's overrated.



    Cheerful fellow this one. Hope this helps



  • Reply 8 of 15
    At least they only missed the real 12 Days of Christmas by one day, which is more than I can say about a certain cable TV network. The real 12 Days start December 25 and go through January 5. January 6 starts the season of Epiphany.
  • Reply 9 of 15
    Why isn't this available in the U.S. ?
  • Reply 10 of 15
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ericblr View Post


    Why isn't this available in the U.S. ?



    It's Christmas everyday in the land of plenty.
  • Reply 11 of 15
    cash907cash907 Posts: 893member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post


    It's Christmas everyday in the land of plenty.



    Because things are so tough right now in the land of bag milk and moose, right?
  • Reply 12 of 15
    davegeedavegee Posts: 2,765member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ericblr View Post


    Why isn't this available in the U.S. ?



    I'm just wondering where ireland is.....
  • Reply 13 of 15
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,984member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ericblr View Post


    Why isn't this available in the U.S. ?



    Because we're a bunch of politically correct wussies.
  • Reply 14 of 15
    anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 6,581member
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    Originally Posted by ericblr View Post


    Why isn't this available in the U.S. ?



    It's to compensate for earlier releases of the iPad here and to give the Europeans and Canadian's a chance to prance about with their free songs.
  • Reply 15 of 15
    this is a good news
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