43 Best Christmas Songs to Play During the Holidays

christmas song chords

Written by: Cody

Updated: Jun 17, 2022

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.

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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

  1. A Premium Video Lesson from Guitar Tricks
  2. Tabs/Chords from Ultimate-Guitar
  3. Guitar Pro tabs / Songsterr tabs if GP was unavailable.
  4. 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:

Without further ado, check out the full list of Christmas song chords and tabs below and start spreading some holiday cheer through song.

List of Best Christmas Songs

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 🙂

About Cody
Cody is the founder of Musician Tuts, a free tutorial hub for musicians. He has over 15 years of experience playing a variety of instruments and dabbling in audio engineering. He spends his days blogging, listening to Spotify, and playing music.

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