Lady Gaga is giving fans a free download of an unreleased track as a Christmas present.

The ‘Edge of Glory’ hitmaker – who refers to her fans as ‘Little Monsters’ – will make the song, recorded on her tour bus, available on Christmas Day (25.12.11) to say thank you to her followers for their support throughout 2011.

She tweeted: “Been racking my brain on what to get Little Monsters for Christmas!! I finally figured it out!! (sic)

“On Christmas Day I will leak to you an unreleased Song off Born This Way! It was recorded live, in one take, on the tour bus. Uncensored (sic).”

Gaga is currently in Japan, where she will spend the festive period, enjoying a well earned rest after a year which has seen her release her huge ‘Born This Way’ album, and finish her extensive The Monster Ball Tour, which took in over 200 dates across the world and grossed over $200 million.

After landing in Japan no December 19, she tweeted: “Ready for redwine and 12 hrs of napping. Is it weird I like flying because I can sleep and my t-t-telephone has no service? (sic)

She later added: “Sipping tea in Japan with Haus. Feeling so grateful. We sold about 1 million albums a month worldwide since the release of BORN THIS WAY (sic).”