As I posted earlier in the freebies thread, not realising that downloads were not allowed as freebies:
From the official website:
"To celebrate this season of goodwill we will be giving away our Christmas single 'The Ghosts of Christmas' on our website, and newsletter, from December 1 completely free," he explained. "So to anyone who has bought our records, seen our gigs, read our reviews, joined our website or given us awards thank you for a special year. The song is old school Christmas, the anti-'X Factor', for us it's actual fun. Hope you enjoy the song and the tour."
The download link can be found http://www.manicstreetpreachers.com/07/index