Oh Christmas time, the most wonderful time of the year. If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit by learning some Christmas song chords and tabs, this collection of classic songs is a great place to start. There are a ton of popular Christmas songs and various renditions of each to choose from. However, in this list, I selected the best 40+ classic Christmas songs that everyone knows.
Now, of course, almost every one of these songs have been re-recorded by various artists over the years. I tried to select the most popular version of each song, however, if you like one artist’s version better than the one I selected, you may just need to find the specific song chords/tabs for that version.
You’ll also notice that I’ve included a few links for each song
- A Premium Video Lesson from Guitar Tricks
- Tabs/Chords from Ultimate-Guitar
- Guitar Pro tabs / Songsterr tabs if GP was unavailable.
- A free video lesson from YouTube
If you choose to download the Guitar Pro version of the tabs I’d highly recommend using Guitar Pro to open the files. This piece of software helps you get a better feel for the timing of each tab and provides you with tools to learn songs much faster.
Furthermore, if you’d rather have an officially tabbed book of Christmas songs, I’d recommend checking out these popular Amazon options:
- Fingerpicking Christmas: 20 Carols Arranged for Solo Guitar in Notes & Tablature
- Christmas Standards: 27 Chord Melody Arrangements in Standard Notation & Tab
- Christmas Guitar: Easy Guitar Tab
- Fingerpicking Christmas Songs: 15 Songs Arranged for Solo Guitar in Standard Notation & Tab (Fingerpicking Guitar)
Without further ado, check out the full list of Christmas song chords and tabs below and start spreading some holiday cheer through song.
Best List of Christmas Songs
1. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
2. Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
3. Run Run Rudolph – Chuck Berry
4. Jingle Bells – Michel Cortez
5. Step Into Christmas – Elton John
6. Deck the Halls – Nat King Cole
7. We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Kidsongs
8. Joy To The World – Nat King Cole
9. Silver Bells – Dean Martin
10. O Come All Ye Faithful – Casting Crowns
11. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Bing Crosby
12. Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
13. Happy Christmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon
14. Silent Night – Frank Sinatra
15. Let It Snow! – Dean Martin
16. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing – Frank Sinatra
17. Twelve Days of Christmas – Bing Crosby
18. The First Noel – Frank Sinatra
19. Away In a Manger – Nat King Cole
20. We Three Kings – John Hopkins
21. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
22. Frosty The Snow Man – Walter Rollins
23. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer – Elmo & Patsy
24. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Michael Bublé
25. I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Frank Sinatra
26. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
27. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry
28. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – The Jackson 5
29. O Christmas Tree – Kidsongs
30. Christmas Time – Bryan Adams
31. Last Christmas – Wham!
32. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Andy Williams
33. Winter Wonderland – Bing Crosby
34. Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby
35. Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano
36. The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
37. Angels We Have Heard on High – Josh Groban
38. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
39. Here Comes Santa Claus – Gene Autry
40. Ring Christmas Bells – Ray Conniff
41. Do You Hear What I Hear? – Carrie Underwood
42. What Child Is This? – Martina McBride
43. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause – John Mellencamp
Christmas Song Chords and Tabs – Summary
This list of Christmas song chords and tabs should give you a good starting point of classic songs you can learn that everyone will sing along to. Certain songs are more guitar-focused than others, however, the chord progressions and song structure for each one are all fairly easy to play.
Did I miss any classic Christmas songs that you love to listen to during the holiday season? Let me know in the comments section below what your favorite Christmas song is!
Merry Christmas 🙂