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We are now on day 2 of Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts event, meaning Apple has removed the Justin Timberlake EP and has posted a new free item for download. Today’s gift is an episode—the pilot episode—of ABC’s hit television series: ‘Once Upon a Time.’

For those who haven’t seen it, it’s an American fairy tale drama that takes place in the fictional town of Storybrooke, Maine, where the residents are actually fairy tale characters. It sounds odd, but it’s currently the #1 non-sports show on Sunday nights.

Update: interestingly enough, it looks like Apple changed the free download item mid-day. It now shows the game Tiny Thief here in the US. Get it while you can!

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From the iTunes description:

“Emma Swan wonders if the residents of Storybrooke, Maine are somehow actual characters from legendary children’s tales. Parallel worlds unravel in this modern take on classic fables where a curse has trapped famed storybook characters in our world.”

Again, the free episode will only be available for 24 hours, then Apple will replace it with something else. It’s also worth noting that this is different for almost every region, so you may see something different (we know some are seeing the Tiny Wings game).

Folks in European countries have become accustomed to Apple’s yearly gift-giving ritual, but it’s never been available to those of us here in the United Sates until now. If you want to check it out, you can find the 12 Days of Gifts app in the App Store for free.