Christmas obviously appeals to our materialistic side, but leaves much to be desired in the instant gratification department. Sony's giving European PlayStation Plus subscribers the best of both of those worlds: Starting today, Sony's letting those users download a new title for free, rotating in a new complimentary game every two days. It's like that song, The 12 Days of Christmas, only it's games instead of days, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 instead of exotic fowl.

That's the first title, by the way -- Sonic 2 is free for European Plussers until December 3, when a new game will be swapped in. If you've been a member since the service became available, don't get your hopes up: The 12 games have all be free on PlayStation Plus at some point or another. We've contacted Sony to see if a similar offer will be made in North America as well.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.