Apple's 12 Days of Christmas promotion starts today with the offer of a free EP from Cheryl Cole.

You can download the Promise This EP here.

You can watch Cheryl Cole preforming Promise This on the X Factor here.

Born Cheryl Tweedie, Cheryl Cole was a member of Girls Aloud, the group that won Popstars the Rivals. In 2008 she became a judge on the X Factor. This year she separated from football player Ashley Cole.

Over the next 12 days you can expect Apple to offer a range of free presents via the iTunes Store. Last year the company gave away games including Electronic Arts Trivial Pursuit and an episode of BBC TV show Outnumbered. 

Apple promises a "fantastic" selection of songs, music videos, applications, books, TV episodes and a film will be free for 24 hours each day.

The offer runs from today, Boxing Day, 26 December 2010 until 6 January 2011.

Users can sign up to receive an Apple email alert for each free offer or download a dedicated 12 Days of Christmas iPhone application.

More details are available at iTunes.

Come back tomorrow to find out what Apple is giving away for free on the second day of Christmas.