Christmas may be a time for giving, but it's also a time for getting things -- for free.

Want to send a video message from Santa to your little one? Or listen to some Christmas music? Or maybe you need a last-minute gift card, and perhaps something for yourself?

Here are 11 things, from gift cards to pizza to books, that you can score for free that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Free Gift Cards

Boston Market: For every purchase of a $25 gift card at Boston Market, you can get a free $5 gift card for yourself.

Carrabba's Italian Grill: For every $100 you purchase in gift cards, get a free $20 bonus card.

Hooters: Buy a $25 gift card, get a free $5 Santa's Bucks gift card.

Free Smoothie

When you purchase a gift card of $25 or more at Jamba Juice, you can score a free small smoothie for yourself.

Free Pizza

Craving some pizza for Christmas Eve and still need to buy a gift card? If you purchase $25 in gift cards from Papa John's in-store, you'll get a free gift certificate for a large one-topping pizza at no cost.

Free Tacos

Get two free Doritos Locos Tacos with a large drink of your choice at Taco Bell when you purchase $20 in gift cards.

Message From Santa

Does your little one want to know if he or she has been naughty or nice this year? Find out directly from Santa himself. Portable North Pole has a customizable video you can make for children, or you can get a phone call from Santa via Google.

Christmas Books

If you have an Amazon Kindle tablet, you can download "Twas The Night Before Christmas" and other popular children's Christmas stories for free. Click here to get the Kindle edition at no cost.

Animated Card

Want to turn your family or friends into goofy elves? will make a personalized video of you and your gang for free. Just upload photos and follow the on-screen directions.

Christmas Music

You can listen to select holiday songs courtesy of Amazon on your computer, MP3 player, phone, tablet or any other device that has access to Amazon.