Top 30 Easy Guitar Christmas Songs with Chords

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Whether you’ve got a new acoustic guitar as an early Christmas present or just want to start learning the best acoustic Christmas carols in time for the upcoming holiday festivities, you’ll find all the seasonal classics compiled in this list of the top 30 easy Christmas songs with chords.

Kids will have an easy time learning these songs because they’re probably already largely familiar with their melodies, as is true for many beginners of any age. This is a list for the pros, too; no matter how much you know, you can benefit from adding a couple of Christmas tunes to your setlist.

So, when you’re ready to sidle up next to the fireside to share some musical cheer, here’s a list of the top 30 easy Christmas songs with chords for you to play during the carol-crammed holidays.

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Top 30 Easy Guitar Christmas Songs

  1. 12 Days of Christmas – John Denver – Chords
  2. Let It Snow – Dean Martin – Chords
  3. Away in a Manger – Casting Crowns – Chords
  4. O Little Town of Bethlehem – Garth Brooks – Chords
  5. Deck the Halls – Debby Ryan – Chords
  6. Silver Bells – Jay Livingston – Chords
  7. The First Noel – Chris Tomlin – Chords
  8. Feliz Navidad – José Feliciano – Chords
  9. Good King Wenceslas – The Irish Rovers – Chords
  10. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer – Dr. Elmo – Chords
  11. Hark the Herald Angels Sing – Charles Wesley – Chords
  12. White Christmas – Bing Crosby & Marjorie Reynolds/Irving Berlin – Chords
  13. I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Bob Dylan – Chords
  14. Jingle Bells – The Wiggles – Chords
  15. Joy to the World – Sufjan Stevens – Chords
  16. O Come All Ye Faithful – Casting Crowns – Chords
  17. O Holy Night – The Brian Setzer Orchestra – Chords
  18. Silent Night- Cyndi Lauper – Chords
  19. We Three Kings – George Strait – Chords
  20. We Wish You a Merry Christmas – The Irish Rovers – Chords
  21. A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burt Ives – Chords
  22. What Child is This – Johnny Cash – Chords
  23. Christmas Time – Bryan Adams – Chords
  24. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Johnny Marks – Chords
  25. Up on the House Top – Benjamin Hanby – Chords
  26. I Saw Three Ships – Glen Campbell – Chords
  27. Happy Xmas – John Lennon – Chords
  28. Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney – Chords
  29. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Bruce Springsteen – Chords
  30. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Meredith Wilson – Chords

Easy Christmas guitar chords

Christmas songs often have simple and repetitive melodies, with simple chord progressions that are a perfect starting point for any beginner guitarist. This list is a large repertoire of easy songs that, when practiced to perfection, contain everything a player needs to learn the basics of acoustic guitar.

From traditional Christmastime hymns like “Silent Night” in the simple key of G, featuring 5 common chords that are found in thousands of songs, to the funny classics like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” in the key of C, you’ll find carols in a variety of keys that will add to your mental guitar chord catalog.

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Christmas songs are a great way to introduce children to guitar, being easily recognizable at the same age a kid is ready to pick up a musical hobby. Although many of the hymns can have a somber tone, kids will have fun learning songs like “Jingle Bells” and “Up On the House Top”.

Beginner to intermediate players can expect to find a couple of songs on this list that will challenge their skills, such as “Holly Jolly Christmas”, with several different 7th chords and a key modulation at the end.

Alan Jackman

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