December 16, 2022 by Klaus Crow
Christmas time, I love it! I am a sucker for romance, christmas lights and feel good songs. It’s a time where I teach my guitar students the joy of playing and singing christmas songs. Two for the price of one.
We all have our favorites and it’s funny to see those old christmas songs appearing in new jackets over and over again. A great way to inspire a new generation with the real classics. Sometimes I really enjoy a new version, but I keep coming back to those warm beautiful voices of Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
Yet I hope new christmas songs will be written every year and that the best of those songs will become classics again.
Easy Christmas Guitar Songs
In the meantime there are a zillion songs you can enjoy. I created a top 35 to get you started and keep you busy during the holidays. Grab your guitar, start playing and building your Christmas repertoire!
Click the song title to listen to the song on Youtube. Click “Chords” (next to the artists name) for the chords & lyrics to the song and “Tabs” for the tablature.
|1 Jingle Bells||Dean Martin||Chords||Tabs|
|2 Happy Xmas||John Lennon||Chords||Tabs|
|3 Hark! The herald Angels Sing||Frank Sinatra||Chords||Tabs|
|4 Santa claus is coming to town||Michael Buble||Chords||Tabs|
|5 Christmas time||Bryan Adams||Chords||Tabs|
|6 Driving home for christmas||Chris Rea||Chords||Tabs|
|7 It’s beginning to look a lot like christmas||Michael Buble||Chords||Tabs|
|8 Silver Bells||Bing Crosby||Chords||Tabs|
|9 White Christmas||Bing Crosby||Chords||Tabs|
|10 The First Noel||Frank Sinatra||Chords||Tabs|
|11 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer||Gene Autry||Chords||Tabs|
|12 Jingle Bell Rock||Bobby Helms||Chords||Tabs|
|13 A holly jolly christmas||Burt Ives||Chords||Tabs|
|14 Someday at christmas||Stevie Wonder||Chords||Tabs|
|15 Have yourself a merry little christmas||Michael Buble||Chords||Tabs|
|16 Wonderful christmas time||Paul McCartney||Chords||Tabs|
|17 Last Christmas||Wham||Chords||Tabs|
|18 All I want for christmas is you||Mariah Carey||Chords||Tabs|
|19 Rockin’ around the christmas tree||Brenda Lee||Chords||Tabs|
|20 Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow||Dean Martin||Chords||Tabs|
|21 It’s the most wonderful time of the year||Andy Williams||Chords||Tabs|
|22 I’ll be home for christmas||Doris Day||Chords||Tabs|
|23 Silent night||Frank Sinatra||Chords||Tabs|
|24 Winter wonderland||Bing Crosby||Chords||Tabs|
|25 Baby it’s cold outside||Dean Martin||Chords||Tabs|
|26 Blue Christmas||Elvis Presley||Chords||Tabs|
|27 Feliz Navidad||Jose Feliciano||Chords||Tabs|
|28 Merry Christmas everyone||Shakin’ Stevens||Chords||Tabs|
|29 Joy to the world||Mariah Carey||Chords||Tabs|
|30 The little drummer boy||Johnny Cash||Chords||Tabs|
|31 Cold cold christmas||Dana||Chords||Tabs|
|32 Frosty the snowman||Bing Crosby||Chords||Tabs|
|33 It came upon a midnight clear||Ella Fitzgerald||Chords||Tabs|
|34 O come all ye Faithful||Ella Fitzgerald||Chords||Tabs|
|35 O little town of Bethlehem||Bind Crosby||Chords||Tabs|
More Cool Guitar Posts
10 Cool Christmas Chord Melody Arrangements
Easy Guitar Songs for Beginners
Easy Guitar Riffs & Intros for Beginners (Tab incl.)
Top 35 Wonderful Christmas Guitar Songs
Christmas Guitar Books
If you are more into finger picking you can also check out Fingerpicking Christmas
If you just want tons of real christmas classics check out The Ultimate Christmas Guitar Book
Happy holidays everyone!
Feel free to reach out to me in the comments. I love your feedback :)
Joseph morris says
Love the easy guitar chords for Xmas songs
Joe McConnell says
How do I download the songs, chords
Klaus Crow says
You can not download the song, but you can click on “chords” next to the song title and that will show you the lyrics and chords.
Laetittia Pannell says
Hi my name is Laetittia, I’ve been trying to put four guitar chords together for a song that’s my family’s favorite, called a Christmas song.
Can you please help, thank you.
Daniel Muffoletto says
How do I get a refund?
I accidentally pushed the wrong button?
Klaus Crow says
Did you buy the 50CoolBluesLicks Course?
All other products links on the website are not sold by Guitarhabits. You have to contact the website where you purchased your product.
Steven Knutson says
I have a unique problem…I am missing half of my middle finger on my left hand and have a lot of trouble playing some cords. Are there alternative cords I can use? Or is my only hope to go with a left-handed guitar?
Klaus Crow says
Fortunately a lot of chords are only played with three fingers. If you want to stick to the right-handed guitar you would have to become a creative guitar player and invent your own way of playing, find away around standard chords and find solutions to your obstacles. Django Reinhardt (famous gypsy guitar player) had only two fingers and Jeff Healey (famous blues guitar) was blind and developed his unique style of playing the instrument flat on his lap. So where there is a will there is a way. Hope these encouraging words will spark something inside of you.
Klaus Crow says
Hi Real Boss,
Thanks for your recommendation! :)
Driving home for Christmas is probably the only Christmas song I can bare to listen to, but I know I am going to have to try get some of these under my belt. Thanks great list of Christmas songs.
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