If you're a fan of the Gorillaz, don't forget to check online for an additional present this Christmas Day.
The band has always been known for seeking out ways to set themselves apart – which leads us to the digital Christmas gift of the album "The Fall," now available to listen to online on the band's site.
And by the way, it was composed using mostly an iPad, with just a few other instruments.
You'll need to have a membership to their fan club to download the album, but anyone can listen for free. The album will also have an official release, and hard copy, next year.
The album has a much slower and more basic vibe than the Gorillaz' normal high-production, technically superior collections. But considering the band had just 32 days to make the music, with the added task of composing partially on an iPad, you can't help being at least a little impressed.
The use of the iPad was partially what led the band to record an album quickly in time for the holidays.
"I hope I'll be making the first record on an iPad," frontman Damon Albarn told the UK's NME music website back when he first began recording. "I fell in love with my iPad as soon as I got it, so I've made a completely different kind of record."
And even if you aren't a fan of the Gorillaz, you might enjoy a note they've put up, listing which iPad apps they used to make the album:
"Speak It! / SoundyThingie / Mugician / Solo Synth / Synth / Funk Box / Gliss / AmpliTube / Xenon / iElectribe / BS-16i / M3000 HD / Cleartune / iOrgel HD / Olsynth / StudioMiniXI / BassLine / Harmonizer / Dub Siren Pro / Moog Filatron"
So, music fans, take a fresh listen, or break out the new iPad you just unwrapped and start making your own album - you know, either because you're a digital music-making fan, or because you want to drown out that loud family member in the other room this holiday.
Who knows, maybe you too will have your own iPad band like these guys soon.