When Christmas approaches, there is nothing more exciting than learning some of the Xmas classics on guitar – or perhaps you have recently got gifted an acoustic and want to learn some festive favorites.
Either way, learning Christmas songs is often a great way to get started playing the guitar, but they are also fun for seasoned pros to learn as well.
So the next time you and your family are together, why not pull out the guitar and have a Christmas sing-song together – a fireside is optional, of course! Though a few tasty S’mores will always go down a treat.
If you are looking to play some Christmas music on the guitar, then look no further. We have the best 46 easy to play Christmas songs on the guitar, which includes the chords too.
Best 46 Easy To Play Christmas Songs For The Guitar
- Santa Baby By Eartha Kitt (Chords)
- All I Want For Christmas Is You By Mariah Carey (Chords)
- It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas By Meredith Wilson (Chords)
- Last Christmas by Wham! (Chords)
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Bing Crosby (Chords)
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland (Chords)
- Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms (Chords)
- Santa Clause is Coming to Town by Bruce Springsteen (Chords)
- Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon (Chords)
- Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney (Chords)
- The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole (Chords)
- Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee (Chords)
- Winter Wonderland by Dean Martin (Chords)
- Run, Rudolph, Run by Chuck Berry (Chords)
- Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley (Chords)
- It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Andy Williams (Chords)
- Deck the Halls by Debby Ryan (Chords)
- Little Saint Nick by The Beach Boys (Chords)
- Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! by Frank Sinatra (Chords)
- A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives (Chords)
- Must Be Santa by Bob Dylan (Chords)
- Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses (Chords)
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by Jackson 5 (Chords)
- Fairytale of New York by Pogues (Chords)
- I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday by Wizzard (Chords)
- Christmas Vacation by Mavis Staples (Chords)
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Johnny Marks (Chords)
- Silent Night by Cyndi Lauper (Chords)
- Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano (Chords)
- Do They Know it’s Christmas by Band Aid (Chords)
- O Little Town of Bethlehem by Garth Brooks (Chords)
- Christmas Time by Bryan Adams (Chords)
- Christmas, Baby Please Come Home by Michael Bublé (Chords)
- White Christmas by Bing Crosby (Chords)
- Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy by Bing Crosby and David Bowie (Chords)
- Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin’ Stevens (Chords)
- Lonely This Christmas by Mud (Chords)
- Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade (Chords)
- 2000 Miles by The Pretenders (Chords)
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas by The Irish Rovers (Chords)
- Stop the Cavalry by Jona Lewie (Chords)
- 12 Days of Christmas by John Denver (Chords)
- Joy to the World by Sufjan Stevens (Chords)
- Silver Bells by Jay Livingston (Chords)
- Driving Home for Christmas by Chris Rea (Chords)
- Jingle Bells by The Wiggles (Chords)
The great thing about learning to play a Christmas song on the guitar is that the riffs are often easy to learn due to the repetitive nature.
This makes them simple enough to get a hang of, even if you are a beginner at playing the guitar. In fact, Christmas songs usually make a really good way to learn chords.
They more often than not stick with the chord basics meaning you do not have to know anything too advanced to learn how to play them.
Also, adults and children alike know plenty of Christmas songs. This means that you already know the basic riff, and this can help when figuring out how the song plays out.
So, if you are looking to learn some new Christmas songs, hopefully this list of 46 songs whets your appetite.
From classics such as Silent Night and We Wish You a Merry Christmas, to modern favorites like Christmas Wrapping and All I Want for Christmas is You – there are so many to try.
Frequently Asked Questions About Playing Christmas Songs On The Guitar
What Is Said To Be The Easiest Christmas Song To Play On The Guitar?
The easiest Christmas song you can learn on the guitar is Jingle Bells. It is also a really well-known song that everyone in the room can sing along to.
What Are The Best Christmas Classics You Can Play On The Guitar?
There are lots of Christmas classics you can play on the guitar. From Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree to Santa Baby and It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.
Can Children Learn Christmas Songs On A Guitar?
Yes, children can easily learn how to play Christmas songs on the guitar. They are simple enough for beginners.