Apple is giving away a Charlie Chaplin film today as part of its 12 Days of Christmas campaign. The film, Modern Times, will be available to download for free until 11.59 tonight (1 January 2011) 

Modern Times, made in 1936, sees Chaplin's 'The Little Tramp' character, struggle to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

The film is a commentary on the lack of work available during the Great Depression, which Chaplin felt was due to the efficiencies of modern industrialization.

You can download it here.

Over the next few 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.

So far this year Apple has given away a Cheryl Cole song, music by Duran Duran, an episode of Father Ted, and the Life of Pi eBook. The 12 Days of Christmas campaign only runs in the UK.

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 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 eight day of Christmas.