The Christmas season plays host to many, many Christmas songs.
For those of us who find ourselves easily immersed in the Christmas spirit, you may find yourself wanting to pick up your guitar and start playing some Christmas music.
The problem is, you don’t know where to begin. What Christmas music is worth learning, and what Christmas music is not?
Christmas music has always been a part of our culture. From carols to hymns, Christmas songs have been around since ancient times.
Today, Christmas music is played everywhere from churches to malls, and even in restaurants and bars, but you’re going to want to prioritize the Christmas songs that are both easy and fun, so you can get people singing and dancing to as many songs as possible when you’re playing
So, if you want to learn how to play Christmas music, you’re going to want to start somewhere good.
This is why we have compiled a list of 30 easy guitar Christmas songs, including the chords that you need to play them. Read on for more!
The Top 30 Easy Christmas Songs For Guitar
Here is our list of what we think are the easiest Christmas songs to learn on the guitar! This is by no means an exhaustive list, so feel free to learn whatever you want.
Additionally, it is important to note that some of the artists listed next to the songs did not write them or record them originally, but are listed because we absolutely love what they have brought to the song!
1. Let It Snow By Dean Martin
The weather outside is frightful but these chords are so delightful, and if you want access to them, then you can do so by clicking this link.
2. 12 Days Of Christmas By John Denver
It will take you way less than 12 days to learn these Christmas chords, and you can access them by clicking this link.
3. Jingle Bells By The Wiggles
Jingle Bells is such a feel-good Christmas song, and you can add it to your roster by simply clicking the link here.
4. Good King Wenceslas By The Irish Rovers
This is the first of two songs on this list from The Irish Rovers, and for good reason! Good King Wenceslas is a Christmas song everyone loves, and you can learn it by clicking this link.
5. O Little Town Of Bethlehem By Garth Brookes
Click this link to find the chords for O Little Town of Bethlehem.
6. We Wish You A Merry Christmas By The Irish Rovers
The second song from The Irish Rovers is We Wish You A Merry Christmas! This song is good fun, and everyone will be glad you learned it, including you! Click this link for the chords.
7. A Holly Jolly Christmas By Burt Ives
We hope you have a holly jolly good time learning these chords in time for the holiday season! Click the link for more.
8. Hark The Herald Angels Sing By Charles Wesley
If you’re interested in learning some Christmas hymns, then this is a simple one to start off with. Click the link here for the chords.
9. Joy To The World By Sufjan Stevens
Another simple hymn to add to your list is Joy To The World. You can find the chords for this wonderful song by clicking the link here.
10. Wonderful Christmastime By Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney kills it with this amazing Christmas song, and we cannot get enough! If you want to learn the chords, then all you need to do is click this link.
11. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer By Johnny Marks
This is perfect for entertaining the little ones at the next family Christmas party. Find the chords for this simple Christmas song here.
12. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) By John Lennon
This one is not as easy as some of the other songs on this list, but once you have learned the chords it’s totally worth the journey. Click here for more.
13. The First Noel By Chris Tomlin
If your idea of a good Christmas song is one that is more chilled out and mellow, then you’ll want the chords for The First Noel, and you can find them by clicking this link.
14. Away In A Manger By Casting Crowns
Away In A Manger is a classic Christmas carol that everyone should know how to play. Get your practice in by clicking this link.
15. Silent Night By Cyndi Lauper
Another classic Christmas carol. Silent Night is such a great Christmas song, and it’s so simple to learn, too. Click here for the chords!
16. I Saw Three Ships By Glenn Campbell
This is such a great Christmas song that will lift your spirits. If you want to learn it, then you can find the chords by clicking the link here.
17. Deck The Halls By Debby Ryan
Who doesn’t love when Deck The Halls plays at Christmas parties and the whole room belts out the ‘Fa-la-la-la-la’ part of the song? If you want this to happen at your next Christmas party, then you can find the chords here.
18. Silver Bells By Jay Livingston
Silver Bells is such an easy song to learn that once you’ve done it, you’ll want to do it all over again. Click the link for more.
19. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town By Bruce Springsteen
Get into the Christmas spirit by learning this Christmas classic. Find the chords here!
20. What Child Is This By Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash’s discography features a plethora of amazing songs, What Child Is This included. Find the link to the chords here.
21. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer By Dr. Elmo
This may be the easiest song to learn on our list, and you can find the chords for it by clicking the link here.
22. White Christmas By Bing Crosby & Marjorie Reynolds / Irving Berlin
If you like White Christmases, then this is the song for you! Click here to find the chords.
We don’t know many, if any, people who don’t like this song. Click here to learn the chords and make people happy this Christmas.
24. Christmas Time By Bryan Adams
Celebrate Christmas time by learning Christmas Time! Click the link for more.
25. Oh Holy Night By The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Another wonderful Christmas hymn to add to the list. Trust us, you’re going to want to learn this one. Click the link here for the chords.
26. Up On The House Top By Benjamin Hanby
Click, click, click the link here for the chords to this fun Christmas song!
27. We Three Kings By George Strait
We Three Kings is another Christmas favorite. Click here for the chords.
28. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas By Meredith Wilson
This is a great Christmas song to learn once you have learned a few others on this list. Click here for more!
29. Oh, Come All Ye Faithful By Casting Crowns
Oh, Come All Ye Faithful is the perfect Christmas carol for a sing-a-long. Learn the chords by clicking this link.
30. I’ll Be Home For Christmas By Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan’s music is nothing short of sensational, and his version of I’ll Be Home For Christmas is no exception. Click the link here for more!
Christmas is one of the most magical times of the year. These are songs that everyone will love and are super easy to play! We hope that you can get into the Christmas spirit by learning how to play them.
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