10 Awesome Christmas Songs for Guitar

December 20th, 2010

This is your mission should you chose to accept…

Your Christmas party is likely coming up this Thursday or Friday night. At that party, you are going to impress all of your co-workers/friends (single guys=single women) with a few Christmas renditions on the guitar.

Hey, who does not like music? Furthermore, who can possibly turn you down after they’ve downed five egg nogs?

Case closed.

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A lot of people will wait until the New Year to make those resolutions but we here at GLC have one more challenge left for 2010. What about learning a few X-Mas tunes on the guitar?

Sure, you may only perform these songs for one month out of each year but they make for a highly original way to celebrate the holidays. Additionally, all of the songs below are pretty easy and appropriate for most beginners who know a few open chords and can strum.

So let’s get into our exclusive playlist:

  • Deck the Halls
  • The First Noel 
  • Frosty the Snowman 
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  • Jingle Bells
  • Joy to the World 
  • O Come all Ye Faithful 
  • We Three Kings 
  • We Wish You a Merry Xmas 
  • White Christmas  
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Jingle Bells

Learn to play this simple classic with the chords displayed (above the lyrics) below.

C F 
Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh/
G7 C 
O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way/
C F 
Bells on bobtails ring, making spirits bright/ 
G7 C 
What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight, oh/


C C7 
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way/
F C D7 G7 
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh, hey/
C C7 
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way/
F C G7 C 
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh/

*Continue to strum each chord until the next chord comes up in the lyrics.

Merry Christmas!

Check back next week as GLC introduces New Year’s Resolutions for the Guitar.

One Response to “10 Awesome Christmas Songs for Guitar”

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