Christmas Songs with easy chords

Your Xmas favorites...

We have put together a number of popular Christmas carols and songs in alphabetical order, with guitar chords and lyrics. The chords have been simplified so that everyone, including beginners can play. There's nothing more 'Christmassy' than sitting around an open fire, strumming a guitar to your favorite Christmas tunes with friends and family soaking up the Christmas spirit.

Christmas Carols (A-Z)

This is a very long page so brace yourselves and enjoy the ride...

Merry Christmas Everyone

You can find more comprehensive versions of each of these songs on the Christmas Carols and Christmas Song pages. They are performed by various artists and include videos, chords, lyrics, along with chord charts for all guitarists... right & left handed.

Some of the versions are quite different to the original versions, but they are all beautifully presented in the true spirit of Christmas. So, grab your guitar and strum up a storm... Merry Christmas everyone!

Christmas Carols - chords & lyrics

Version 1
Away In A Manger by James R. Murray

Time Signature: 3/4
Key Signature: G Major

     G                   C          G          D7                      G
1. A-way in a man-ger no crib for a bed    The lit-tle Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head
       G                       C             G          D7           G        C        D7  G
   The stars in the sky looked down where he lay    The lit-tle Lord Je-sus a-sleep on the hay

       G                       C          G            D7                     G              
2. The cat-tle are lo-wing the poor ba-by wakes    But lit-tle Lord Je-sus no cry-ing He makes
     G                          C             G            D7         G            C        D7 G
   I love Thee Lord Je-sus look down from the sky      And stay by my cra-dle till mor-ning is nigh

      G                     C           G             D7                  G
3. Be near me Lord Je-sus I ask Thee to stay    Close by me for-e-ver and love me I pray
         G                         C          G           D7         G          C         D7   G
   Bless all the dear chil-dren in Thy tender care    And take us to hea-ven to live with Thee there


Version 2
   
Away In A Manger by Willian J, Kirkpatrick

 Time Signature: 3/4
 Key Signature: C Major

     C      G  C                    A7  Dm         G7           C           D7             G
1. A-way in a  man-ger, no crib for his bed    The lit-tle Lord Je-sus laid down his sweet head
   G7  C        G   C                            A7 Dm        G7           C        G7           C
   The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay   The lit-tle Lord Je-sus a-sleep on the hay

       C       G   C           A7      Dm           G7           C         D7         G
2. The cat-tle are lo-wing the ba-by a-wakes    But lit-tle Lord Je-sus no cry-ing He makes
   G7  C         G    C                     A7  Dm         G7         C           G7          C
   I   love Thee Lord Je-sus look down from the sky    And stay by my side un-til mor-ning is nigh

      C       G    C                 A7  Dm            G7        C         D7        G
3. Be near me Lord Je-sus I ask Thee to  stay    Close by me for-ev-er and love me I pray
   G7    C        G   C                    A7  Dm         G7          C        G7             C
   Bless all the dear chil-dren in Thy ten-der care    And feed us for-e-ver to live with Thee there

Scene Of The Nativity

Deck The Halls                                           Ding Dong Merrily On High

Time Signature: 4/4                                        Time Signature: 4/4
Key Signature: D Major                                     Key Signature: G Major

   D                   Bm        D                            G         C            D  
1. Deck the halls with boughs of hol-ly,                   1. Ding dong mer-ri-ly on high,
   A           D         A  D                                    C          D         G
   Fa la la la la, la la la la.                               In heav'n the bells are ring-ing
   D               Bm    D                                    G         C            D
  'Tis the sea-son to be jol-ly,                              Ding dong ver-i-ly the sky,
   A           D         A  D                                    C          D      G
   Fa la la la la, la la la la.                               Is riv'n with an-gel sing-ing.
   A              D      A                                    G     Am  G    Am  Em  D
   Don we now our gay ap-pa-rel                               Glo...o...o....o...o...o-ri-a,
   D         E         A  E  A                                   C      D     G
   Fa la la, la la la, la la la.                              Ho-san-na in ex-cel-sis!
   D                  Bm        D                             G     Am  G    Am  Em  D
   Troll the an-cient Yule-tide ca-rol,                       Glo...o...o....o...o...o-ri-a,  
   G           D         A  D                                    C      D     G
   Fa la la la la, la la la la.                               Ho-san-na in ex-cel-sis!

   D                Bm      D                                 G       C               D  
2. See the bla-zing Yule be-fore us,                       2. E'en so here be-low, be-low,
   A           D         A  D                                     C        D        G
   Fa la la la la, la la la la.                               Let stee-ple bells be swun-gen,
   D                   Bm       D                             G      C         D
   Strike the harp and join the cho-rus.                      And "I-o, i-o, i-o!"
   A           D         A  D                                    C          D       G
   Fa la la la la, la la la la.                               By priest and peo-ple sun-gen.
   A             D      A                                     G     Am  G    Am  Em  D
   Fol-low me in mer-ry mea-sure,                             Glo...o...o....o...o...o-ri-a,
   D         E         A  E  A                                   C      D     G
   Fa la la, la la la, la la la.                              Ho-san-na in ex-cel-sis!
   D               Bm        D                                G     Am  G    Am  Em  D
   While I tell of Yule-tide trea-sure,                       Glo...o...o....o...o...o-ri-a, 
   G           D         A  D                                    C      D     G
   Fa la la la la, la la la la.                               Ho-san-na in ex-cel-sis!


   D              Bm       D                                  G         C            D
3. Fast a-way the old year pas-ses,                           Pray you, du-ti-ful-ly prime
   A           D          A  D                                     C       D         G
   Fa la la la la,  la la la la.                              Your ma-tin  chime, ye ring-ers
   D                Bm       D                                G       C              D
   Hail the new, ye lads and las-ses,                         May you beau-ti-ful-ly rhyme
   A           D          A  D                                     C        D        G
   Fa la la la la,  la la la la.                              Your eve-time song, ye sing-ers.
   A              D      A                                    G     Am  G    Am  Em  D
   Sing we joyus, all to-ge-ther,                             Glo...o...o....o...o...o-ri-a,
   D          E          A  E  A                                 C      D     G
   Fa la la,  la la la,  la la la.                            Ho-san-na in ex-cel-sis!
   D                Bm       D                                G     Am  G    Am  Em  D
   Heed-less of the wind and wea-ther,                        Glo...o...o....o...o...o-ri-a,
   G           D          A  D                                   C      D     G
   Fa la la la la,  la la la la.                              Ho-san-na in ex-cel-sis!

Do You Hear What I Hear 
by Noel Regney & Gloria Shayne

Time Signature: 4/4
Key Signature: C Major

            C                 Gm7     C
1. Said the night wind to the lit-tle lamb    Do you see what I see    (Do you see what I see)
   C                 Gm7     C
   Way up in the sky lit-tle lamb    Do you see what I see    (Do you see what I see)
     Am               Em
   A star, a star     Dan-cing in the night
          F       G        E              F       G        C
   With a tail as big as a kite    With a tail as big as a kite

            C                   Gm7       C
2. Said the lit-tle lamb to the she-pherd boy    Do you hear what I hear    (Do you hear what I hear)
   C                        Gm7       C
   Ring-ing through the sky she-pherd boy    Do you hear what I hear    (Do you hear what I hear)
     Am              Em
   A song, a song    High a-bove the tree
          F        G          E             F        G          C
   With a voice as big as the sea    With a voice as big as the sea

            C                    Gm7     C
3. Said the she-pherd boy to the migh-ty king    Do you know what I know    (Do you know what I know)
   C                    Gm7     C
   In your pa-lace wall migh-ty king    Do you know what I know    (Do you know what I know)
      Am               Em
   A child, a child    Shi-vers in the cold
          F         G           E              F         G           C
   Let us bring him sil-ver and gold    Let us bring him sil-ver and gold

            C                   Gm7    C
4. Said the king to the peo-ple ev'-ry-where    Lis-ten to what I say    (Listen to what I say)
   C                     Gm7    C
   Pray for peace people ev'-ry-where    Lis-ten to what I say    (Listen to what I say)
       Am                  Em
   The child, the child    Sleep-ing in the night
           F        G             E                F        G             C
   He will bring us good-ness and light    He will bring us good-ness and light 
 
Santa and his Reindeers
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Traditional

Time Signature: 4/4
Key Signature: Em

       Em      B7      Em                 C        Am      B7
1. God rest ye mer-ry, gen-tle-men    Let no-thing you dis-may,
       Em     B7         Em              C       Am         B7
   For Je-sus Christ our Sa-viour    Was born on Christ-mas day,
      Am               G                      Em             D
   To save us all from Sa-tan's pow'r    When we were gone a-stray

           G  C        D   B7       Em                  D
Refrain: O ti-dings of com-fort and joy    Com-fort and joy,
           G  C        G   B7       Em
         O ti-dings of com-fort and joy.
           
      Em              B7    Em         C        Am       B7
2. In Beth-le-hem, in Is-ra-el    This bles-sed Babe was born,
       Em             B7  Em       C        Am       B7
   And laid with-in a man-ger    U-pon this bles-sed morn,
       Am                G            Em               D
   The which His Mo-ther Ma-ry    Did no-thing take in scorn... Refrain:
         
        Em      B7        Em           C        Am     B7
3. From God our Heav'n-ly Fa-ther    A bles-sed an-gel came,
       Em    B7       Em                     C        Am      B7
   And un-to cer-tain she-pherds     Brought ti-dings of the same
       Am              G                   Em            D
   How that in Beth-le-hem was born    The Son of God by name

           G  C        D   B7       Em                  D
Refrain: O ti-dings of com-fort and joy    Com-fort and joy,
           G  C        G   B7       Em
         O ti-dings of com-fort and joy. 

       Em         B7       Em             C      Am      B7  
4. The she-pherds at those ti-dings    Re-joiced much in mind, 
       Em         B7       Em             C         Am        B7
   And left their flocks a-fee-ding    In tem-pest, storm and wind,
       Am              G                        Em               D
   And went to Beth-le-hem straight-way    This bles-sed Babe to find... Refrain:
 
       Em      B7      Em                     C       Am      B7
5. But when to Beth-le-hem they came    Where-at this In-fant lay,
        Em        B7   Em             C     Am      B7    
   They found Him in a man-ger    Whe o-xen feed on hay,
       Am            G               Em              D
   His mo-ther Ma-ry knee-ling    Un-to the Lord did pray

           G  C        D   B7       Em                  D
Refrain: O ti-dings of com-fort and joy    Com-fort and joy,
           G  C        G   B7       Em
         O ti-dings of com-fort and joy.
         
        Em    B7       Em             C        Am     B7
6."Fear not,” said the An-gel    "Let no-thing you af-fright.
        Em     B7     Em             C        Am      B7
   This day is born a Sa-viour    Of the pure Vir-gin bright.
      Am                 G                    Em                 D
   To free all those who trust in Him    From Sa-tan's pow'r and might"... Refrain:

       Em     B7        Em             C        Am      B7
7. Now to the Lord sing pra-ses    All you with-in this place,
       Em        B7       Em                    C      Am     B7
   And with true love and bro-ther-hood    Each o-ther now em-brace
        Am            G                  Em             D
   This ho-ly tide of Christ-mas     All o-ther doth de-face
   
           G  C        D   B7       Em                  D 
Refrain: O ti-dings of com-fort and joy    Com-fort and joy,
           G  C        G   B7       Em
         O ti-dings of com-fort and joy.


Good King Wenceslas
Music: Traditional  Lyrics: John Mason Neale 

Time Signature: 4/4
Key Signature: G Major
  
   G                 Em                C               G
1. Good King Wen-ces-las looked out    On the feast of Ste-phen,
   G                 Em              C                  G
   When the snow lay round a-bout    Deep and crisp and e-ven.
   G                   Em                 C                    G 
   Bright-ly shone the moon that night    Though the frost was cruel,
   G               Em               Bm                 C  G
   When a poor man came in sight    Gath’-ring win-ter fu-el.

   G                  Em             C                  G
2. Hi-ther, page, and stand by me    If thou knows’t it tel-ling:
   G                Em            C                  G    
   Yon-der peasant, who is he?    Where and what his dwel-ling?
   G                Em                   C                G
   Sire, he lives a good league hence    Un-der-neath the moun-tain,
   G                 Em               Bm               C    G
   Right against the fo-rest fence    By Saint Ag-nes’ foun-tain.
   
   G                   Em               C                  G
3. Bring me flesh, and bring me wine    Bring me pine logs hi-ther;
   G               Em              C                 G
   Thou and I will see him dine    When we bear them thi-ther.
   G                  Em                 C                  G
   Page and mo-narch, forth they went    Forth they went to-ge-ther;
   G                      Em              Bm              C   G
   Through the rude winds wild la-ment    And the bit-ter wea-ther.
   
   G                  Em             C                  G
4. Sire, the night is dar-ker now    And the wind blows stron-ger;
   G                 Em              C           G
   Fails my heart, I know not how    I can go no lon-ger.
   G                  Em              C                  G
   Mark my foot-steps my good page    Tread thou in them bold-ly;
   G                   Em                Bm                    C    G
   Thou shalt find the win-ter’s rage    Freeze thy blood less cold-ly.

   G                Em              C                  G
5. In his mas-ter's step he trod    Where the snow lay din-ted;
   G               Em           C                   G 
   Heat was in the ve-ry sod    Which the saint had prin-ted.
   G                      Em              C                  G
   There-fore, Chris-tian men, be sure    Wealth or rank pos-ses-sing,
   G               Em                Bm                     C    G
   Ye who now will bless the poor    Shall your-selves find bles-sing.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Music: Felix Mendelssohn  
Lyrics: Charles Wesley 

Time Signature: 4/4
Key Signature: D Major

    D       A7      D       A7       D      G      D   A7   D
1. Hark the he-rald an-gels sing    "Glo-ry to the new-born King!
   D                  Bm     E7      A       E7       A  E7  A
   Peace on earth and mer-cy mild    God and sin-ners re-con-ciled"
   D               A7 D     A7      D                 G      A7
   Joy-ful, all ye na-tions rise    Join the tri-umph of the skies
   G              B7  Em   B7  Em        A7        D       A7      D
   With the an-ge-lic host pro-claim    "Christ is born in Beth-le-hem"
   G            B7   Em B7   Em       A7     D      A7       D   
   Hark! The he-rald an-gels sing    "Glo-ry to the new-born King!"
   
   D         A7       D        A7       D          G     D    A7  D
2. Christ by high-est heav'n a-dored    Christ the e-ver-last-ing Lord!
   D               Bm       E7      A          E7   A   E7    A
   Late in time be-hold Him come    Off-spring of a Vir-gin's womb
   D                   A7  D    A7     D                    G        A7
   Veiled in flesh the God-head see    Hail the in-car-nate De - i - ty
   G              B7   Em  B7 Em       A7      D      A7    D
   Pleased as man with men to dwell    Je-sus, our Em-man-u-el
   G            B7   Em B7   Em       A7     D      A7       D
   Hark! The he-rald an-gels sing    "Glo-ry to the new-born King!"

   D        A7          D         A7        D        G      D     A7   D
3. Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace!    Hail the Son of Right-eous-ness!
   D                 Bm     E7        A          E7       A  E7  A
   Light and life to all He brings    Ris'n with heal-ing in His wings
   D                A7  D  A7    D                G        A7  
   Mild He lays His glo-ry by    Born that man no more may die
   G             B7  Em   B7 Em       A7      D         A7      D
   Born to raise the sons of earth    Born to give them se-cond birth
   G            B7   Em B7   Em       A7     D      A7       D
   Hark! The he-rald an-gels sing    "Glo-ry to the new-born King!"

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 
Music: Richard Storrs Willis   Lyrics: Edmund Sears 

Time Signature: 6/8
Key Signature: C Major

      C      F       C                       F          D7      G7
1. It came u-pon the mid-night clear    That glo-ri-ous song of old,
        C       F        C                    F           G7       C  
   From an-gels bend-ing near the earth    To touch their harps of gold
         E7                 Am                  G            D7        G 
  "Peace on the earth, good-will to men    From hea-vens all gra-cious King!"
       C        F       C                    F        G7      C   
   The world in sol-emn still-ness lay    To hear the an-gels sing.
            
         C           F       C                       F         D7       G7
2. Still through the clo-ven skies they come    With peace-ful wings un-furled
       C           F          C                     F       G7     C 
   And still their hea-ve-nly mu-sic floats    O'er all the wea-ry world
     E7               Am                    G       D7         G   
   A-bove its sad and low-ly plains    They bend on ho-ve-ring wing
       C     F        C                    F        G7      C 
   And e-ver o'er its Ba-bel sounds    The bles-sed an-gels sing.
                  
     C     F            C                       F         D7       G7
3. O ye be-neath life's crush-ing load    Whose forms are bend-ing low,
       C      F        C                     F        G7        C 
   Who toil a-long the climb-ing way    With pain-ful steps and slow
        E7                Am                    G        D7     G
   Look now, for glad and gol-den hours    Come swift-ly on the wing
      C       F        C                  F        G7      C  
   Oh rest be-side the wea-ry road    And hear the an-gels sing.

       C       F        C                   F         D7      G7  
4. For lo! the days are haste-ning on    By pro-phets seen of old,
        C        F     C                        F        G7        C 
   When with the e-ver-circ-ling years    Shall come the time fore-told,
        E7                  Am                     G         D7           G 
   When the new hea-ven and earth shall own    The Prince of Peace, their King,
       C         F          C                      F       G7      C 
   And the whole world send back the song    Which now the an-gels sing.
Jingle Bells by James Lord Pierpont 

Time Signature: 2/4
Key Signature: G Major

   G                                                 C
1. Da-shing through the snow    On a one-horse o-pen sleigh
   Am                  D7                       G
   O-ver the fields we go     Laugh-ing all the way
   G                                          C              
   Bells on bob-tail ring    Ma-king spi-rits bright
        Am           G        E7        Am         D7      G        D
   What fun it is to ride and sing    A sleigh-ing song to-night    Oh
                                           
        G                                              
Chorus: Jin-gle Bells  Jin-gle Bells    Jin-gle all the way!
        D7            G                  A7              D7
        O what fun it is to ride    In a one-horse o-pen sleigh...
        G                                               
        Jin-gle Bells  Jin-gle Bells     Jin-gle all the way!
        D7            G                  D7              G
        O what fun it is to ride    In a one-horse o-pen sleigh

     G                                      C
2. A day or two ago    I thought I'd take a ride
       Am               D7                          G
   And soon Miss Fan-ny Bright    Was sea-ted by my side
       G                                                  C
   The horse was lean and lank    Mis-for-tune seemed his lot
      Am          G        E7           Am       D7     G      D
   He got in-to a drif-ted bank     And there we got up-sot    Oh... Chorus:
   
   G                                             C 
3. Now the ground is white    Go it while you're young
   Am                D7                                G
   Take the girls to-night    And sing this sleigh-ing song
        G                                         C
   Just get a bob-tailed bay    Two-for-ty as his speed
   Am              G     E7            Am            D7       G       D
   Hitch him to an o-pen sleigh    And crack! you'll take the lead    Oh... Chorus:

Jingle Bell Rock 
by Joseph Carleton Beal & James Ross Boothe 
(Bobby Helms version)

Time Signature: 4/4
Key Signature: D Major

    D            Dmaj7         D6           Dmaj7   D6            Dmaj7     Em7           A7
1. Jin-gle Bell, Jin-gle Bell, Jin-gle Bell rock    Jin-gle bells swing and Jin-gle bells ring
   Em7          A7          Em7         A7    Em7                    A7
   Snow-ing and blow-ing up bush-els of fun      Now the Jin-gle hop has be-gun

    D            Dmaj7         D6           Dmaj7   D6            Dmaj7    Em7          A7
2. Jin-gle Bell, Jin-gle Bell, Jin-gle Bell rock    Jin-gle bells chime in Jin-gle bell time
   Em7          A7           Em7          A7       Em7       A7      D 
   Danc-ing and pranc-ing in Jin-gle Bell square      In the fros-ty air
   
               G                     Gm               D
Bridge: What a bright time, it's the right time    To rock the night a-way 
                E                            A             
        Jing-le Bell time is a swell time     To go gli-ding in a one-horse sleigh

   D         Dmaj7          D6           Dmaj7   D6        Dmaj7     B7 
3. Gid-dy up Jin-gle horse, pick up your feet    Jin-gle a-round the clock
   G                        Gm                Em7           A7           D
   Mix and a-min-gle in the jing-ling beat       That's the Jin-gle Bell Rock
 

Instrumental: Play Verses 1 & 2

               G                     Gm               D
Bridge: What a bright time, it's the right time    To rock the night a-way 
                E                            A             
        Jing-le Bell time is a swell time     To go gli-ding in a one-horse sleigh
        
   D         Dmaj7          D6           Dmaj7   D6        Dmaj7     B7 
3. Gid-dy up Jin-gle horse, pick up your feet    Jin-gle a-round the clock
   G                        Gm                Em7           A7          
   Mix and a-min-gle in the jing-ling beat       That's the Jin-gle Bell
 Em7          A7              Em7           A7           D...
   That's the Jin-gle Bell       That's the Jin-gle Bell Rock   

Joy To The World 
Music: George Frederick Handel   Lyrics: Isaac Watts

Time Signature: 2/4
Key Signature: D Major

    D  A      D      Em  D    A  D            G        A         D
1. Joy to the world, the Lord is come!    Let earth re-ceive her King
       G      D            G        D 
   Let ev’-ry heart    Pre-pare Him room   
       D                              A
   And Heav’n and na-ture sing    And Heav’n and na-ture sing    
       D        G   D        Em  D  A7   D
   And Hea-ven, and Hea-ven, and na-ture sing.
  
   D   A      D      Em  D  A    D               G         A        D
2. Joy to the earth, the Sa-vior reigns!     Let men their songs em-ploy
         G          D                G         D
   While fields and floods    Rocks, hills and plains
      D                             A
   Re-peat the sound-ing joy     Re-peat the sound-ing joy    
      D     G  D     Em  D     A7  D
   Re-peat, re-peat, the sound-ing joy.
   
   D  A        D    Em  D   A    D           G         A        D
3. No more let sins and sor-rows grow    Nor thorns in-fest the ground
      G        D           G          D
   He comes to make    His bles-sings flow
       D                            A
   Far as the curse is found    Far as the curse is found   
       D   G   D   Em  D     A7 D     
   Far as, far as, the curse is found.  

   D  A         D     Em   D     A   D            G         A        D
4. He rules the world with truth and grace    And makes the na-tions prove
       G        D          G          D
   The glo-ries of     His righ-teous-ness,
       D                           A
   And won-ders of His love    And won-ders of His love    
       D         G   D   Em    D  A7  D
   And won-ders, and won-ders, of His love.

The Little Drummer Boy
Katherine Kennicott Davis
   
Time Signature: 4/4
Key Signature: C Major

   C
1. Come they told me  Pa rum pum pum pum 
 C
   Our new born King to see  Pa rum pum pum pum 
 G   
   Our fin-est gifts we bring  Pa rum pum pum pum 
 G           C                 F
   To lay be-fore the King  Pa rum pum pum pum 
   C                  G
   Rum pum pum pum    Rum pum pum pum 
   C
   So to ho-nor Him Pa rum pum pum pum 
   G       G  
   When we come 

 C
2. Ba-by Je-sus   Pa rum pum pum pum 
 C
   I am a poor boy too   Pa rum pum pum pum 
 G
   I have no gift to bring   Pa rum pum pum pum 
 G               C                   F
   That's fit to give our King    Pa rum pum pum pum 
   C                  G
   Rum pum pum pum    Rum pum pum pum 
   C
   Shall I play for you    Pa rum pum pum pum 
   C     G
   On my drum

 C
3. Ma-ry nodded     Pa rum pum pum pum 
 C
   The ox and lamb kept time    Pa rum pum pum pum
 G
   I played my drum for Him    Pa rum pum pum pum
 G             C                  F
   I played my best for Him    Pa rum pum pum pum
   C                  G
   Rum pum pum pum    Rum pum pum pum
   C
   Then He smiled at me    Pa rum pum pum pum
   G         C
   Me and my drum...
Christmas  Snow
O Christmas Tree
Traditional German Carol

There are so many versions of this song, so I chose the 'Glee' version. It 
doesn't matter which lyrics you use... the chord structure remains the same.

Time Signature: 3/4
Key Signature: C Major

     C                G7  C                      Dm            G7 Dm    C
1. O Christ-mas Tree, O   Christ-mas Tree    Thy leaves are so un-chang-ing
     C                G7  C                      Dm            G7 Dm    C
   O Christ-mas Tree, O   Chris-tmas Tree    Thy leaves are so un-chang-ing
                        Dm                    G7              C
   Not on-ly green when sum-mer’s here    But al-so when it’s cold and drear
     C                G7  C                      Dm            G7 Dm    C
   O Christ-mas Tree, O   Chris-tmas Tree    Thy leaves are so un-chang-ing
   
     C                G7  C                       Dm           G7  Dm    C
2. O Christ-mas Tree, O   Christ-mas Tree    Such plea-sure do you bring me
     C                G7  C                       Dm           G7  Dm    C
   O Christ-mas Tree, O   Christ-mas Tree    Such plea-sure do you bring me
                       Dm                 G7                C
   Oh ev'-ry year this Christ-mas tree    Brings to us such joy and glee
     C                G7  C                       Dm           G7  Dm    C
   O Christ-mas Tree, O   Christ-mas Tree    Such plea-sure do you bring me  
   
     C                G7   C                  Dm            G7 Dm    C
3. O Christ-mas Tree, O   Christ-mas Tree     O e-ver green un-chang-ing
     C               G7       C              Dm       G7 Dm    C
   A sym-bol of good will and love    You’ll e-ver be un-chang-ing 
                           Dm                        G7            C
   Each shi-ny light, each sil-ver bell    No o-ther light spreads cheer so well
     C                G7  C                         Dm       G7 Dm    C
   O Christ-mas Tree, O   Christ-mas Tree    You’ll e-ver be un-chang-ing
O Come All Ye Faithful 
by John Francis Wade

Time Signature: 4/4
Key Signature: G Major

     G           D             G               D
1. O Come All Ye Faith-ful     Joy-ful and tri-um-phant,
     Em         D          A7      D
   O come ye, O come ye to Beth-le-hem,
   G           Am   G      D        Em      D
   Come and be-hold Him    Born the King of An-gels;
     G                           D7
   O come let us a-dore Him    O come let us a-dore Him,
     C             D7          G    D7      G
   O come let us a-dore Him    Chri-ist the Lord.
   
   G               D          G             D
2. Sing, choirs of an-gels    Sing in ex-ul-ta-tion,
   Em           D             A7       D
   Sing, all ye ci-ti-zens of heav’n a-bove.
   G          Am   G     D   Em   D
   Glo-ry to  Go - od    In  the  High-est
     G                           D7
   O come let us a-dore Him    O come let us a-dore Him,
     C             D7          G    D7      G
   O come let us a-dore Him    Chri-ist the Lord.  
   
   G             D             G                D   
3. Yea, Lord, we greet Thee    Born this hap-py mor-ning;
   Em        D         A7     D
   Je-sus to Thee  be  glo-ry giv’n,
   G           Am   G       D      Em       D
   Word of the Fa - ther    Now in flesh ap-pea-ring
     G                           D7
   O come let us a-dore Him    O come let us a-dore Him,
     C             D7          G    D7      G
   O come let us a-dore Him    Chri-ist the Lord. 

O Holy Night
Music: Adolphe Charles Adam    Lyrics: Johnn Sullivan Dwight

Time Signature: 12/8
Key Signature: C Major

   C                  F                   C
1. O ho-ly night! The stars are bright-ly shi-ning,
                          G              C                           
   It is the night of our dear Saviour's birth.
   C                     F              C  C7
   Long lay the world in sin and er-ror pi-ning.
              Em             B7            Em               
   Till He ap-peared and the Soul felt its worth.
     G7                 C                            
   A thrill of hope the wea-ry world re-joi-ces,
       G7               C                              
   For yo-nder breaks a new and glo-rious morn.
   Am           Em         Dm              Am
   Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the an-gel voi-ces!
      C    G7        C       F  C     G7                C
   O  ni - ight   di-vine,   O  night   when Christ was born;
      G7        C         F  C       G7           C            
   O  night, di-vine!     O  night,    O night di-vine!
   
   C                      F          C 
2. Tru-ly He taught us to love one a-no-ther,
                           G          C                                 
   His law is love and His gos-pel is peace.
   C                             F            C   C7
   Chains shall He break for the slave is our bro-ther
              Em          B7              Em
   And in His name all op-pres-sion shall cease
         G7              C              
   Sweet hymns of joy in grate-ful cho-rus raise we
       G7             C                         
   Let all with-in us praise His Ho-ly name
   Am            Em       Dm           Am
   Christ is the Lord and e-ver, e-ver praise we
        C   G7         C      F  C      G7            C
   No - e - el      No-el     O  night,   O  night di-vine!
      G7      C      F  C       G7            C
   No-el   No-el     O  night,    O  night di-vine!
      G7      C      F  C       G7            C  
   No-el   No-el     O  night,    O  night di-vine!

O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Lyrics: Phillip Brooks   Music: Lewis Redner 
   
Time Signature: 4/4
Key Signature: G Major

     G               Am                  G        D7       G
1. O lit-tle town of Beth-le-hem!    How still we see thee lie
     G        E7       Am                      G       D7       G
   A-bove thy deep and dream-less sleep    The si-lent stars go by 
       G      Am           B7              Em    Am       B7
   Yet in thy dark streets shi-neth    The e-ver-last-ing Light;
       G                  Am                   G      D7      G
   The hopes and fears of all the years    Are met in thee to-night.
                           
       G                 Am           G         D7    G
2. For Christ is born of Ma-ry    And ga-thered all a-bove,
         G        E7         Am                    G        D7          G
   While mor-tals sleep, the an-gels keep    Their watch of won-de-ring love.
     G        Am        B7             Em        Am    B7
   O mor-ning stars, to-ge-ther    Pro-claim the ho-ly birth!
       G                Am                  G        D7     G
   And prai-ses sing to God the King    And Peace to men on earth.
   
       G               Am                G         D7      G
3. How si-lent-ly, how si-lent-ly    The won-drous gift is gi-ven!
      G      E7       Am                   G          D7     G
   So God im-parts to hu-man hearts    The bles-sings of His Hea-ven.
      G       Am       B7             Em      Am       B7
   No ear may hear His co-ming    But in this world of sin,
         G                  Am                     G           D7      G
   Where meek souls will re-ceive him still    The dear Christ en-ters in.
              
     G              Am                 G        D7     G
4. O ho-ly Child of Beth-le-hem!    De-scend to us, we pray
        G       E7       Am              G       D7    G
   Cast out our sin, and en-ter in    Be born in us to-day.
      G        Am         B7             Em         Am       B7
   We hear the Christ-mas an-gels    The great glad ti-dings tell,
     G             Am                  G       D7    G
   O come to us, a-bide with us    Our Lord Em-man-u-el!
Santa on a Harley - Christmas
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Lyrics: Haven Gillespie   Music: J. Fred Coots  
   
Time Signature: 4/4
Key Signature: G Major

       G             G/B       C           Cm
1. You bet-ter watch out   You bet-ter not cry
       G           G7         C            Cm
   You bet-ter not pout   I'm tel-ling you why
   G      Em       Am    D7     G  |  D7  |    
   San-ta Claus is com - ing to town
                           
        G         G/B          C            Cm
2. He's mak-ing a list    He's check-ing it twice,
        G           G7           C           Cm
   He's gon-na find out    Who's naugh-ty or nice
   G      Em       Am    D7     G  |  D7  |    
   San-ta Claus is com - ing to town
   
           G7                   C
Chorus: He sees you when you're sleep-ing   
           G7                  C
        He knows when you're a-wake
           A7                   D
        He knows if you've been bad or good
              Em       A7        D7
        So be good for good-ness sake
              
       G             G/B       C           Cm
1. You bet-ter watch out   You bet-ter not cry
       G           G7         C            Cm
   You bet-ter not pout   I'm tel-ling you why
   G      Em       Am    D7     G  |  D7  |    
   San-ta Claus is com - ing to town
   G      Em       Am    D7     G     
   San-ta Claus is com - ing to town...

Silent Night
Lyrics: Joseph Mohr    Music: Franz Gruber 
   
Time Signature: 3/4
Key Signature: C Major

   C                             G7           C
1. Si-lent night, Ho-ly night    All is calm, all is bright
   F                 C                    F                C
   Round yon Vir-gin Mo-ther and Child    Ho-ly In-fant so ten-der and mild
   G7                  C        C        G7         C     
   Sleep in hea-ven-ly peace    Sleep in hea-ven-ly peace
   
   C                              G7               C
2. Si-lent night, Ho-ly night!    She-pherds quake at the sight
   F                    C                F                     C
   Glo-ries stream from hea-ven a-far    Hea-ven-ly hosts sing Al-lel-u-ia!
   G7                      C       C           G7          C    
   Christ, the Sa-viour is born    Christ, the Sa-viour is born

   C                             G7          C
3. Si-lent night, Ho-ly night    Son of God, love's pure light
   F                    C                 F                   C
   Ra-di-ant beams from Thy Ho-ly face    With the dawn of re-deem-ing grace
   G7                  C        C       G7          C 
   Je-sus, Lord at Thy birth    Je-sus, Lord at Thy birth
The First Noel- Traditional
   
Time Signature: 3/4
Key Signature: D Major

       D        A         G           D              G             D             A7             D
1. The first No-el    The an-gels did say     Was to cer-tain poor she-pherds in fields as they lay
      D            A7        G              D             G              D          A      D
   In fields where they lay, kee-ping their sheep    On a cold win-ter's night that was so deep

            D        A         G        D
Refrain: No-el,   No-el,    No-el,   No-el,
         Bm             D         A     D
         Born  is  the  King  of  Is-ra-el.
     
        D      A      G     D                G      D        A7        D
2. They looked up and saw a star    Shi-ning in the east, be-yond them far
       D      A7       G          D            G         D            A       D
   And to the earth it gave great light    And so it con-ti-nued both day and night

            D        A         G        D
Refrain: No-el,   No-el,    No-el,   No-el,
         Bm             D         A     D
         Born  is  the  King  of  Is-ra-el.

       D      A        G         D             G        D         A7       D
3. And by the light of that same star    Three Wise Men came from coun-try far
      D          A7       G        D              G           D             A        D
   To seek for a King was their in-tent    And to fol-low the star where-so-e-ver it went

            D        A         G        D
Refrain: No-el,   No-el,    No-el,   No-el,
         Bm             D         A     D
         Born  is  the  King  of  Is-ra-el.

        D         A       G         D            G       D      A7       D
4. This star drew nigh to the north-west    O'er Beth-le-hem it took its rest
       D        A7       G        D             G         D           A      D
   And there it did both stop and stay    Right o-ver the place where Je-sus lay
                                             
            D        A         G        D
Refrain: No-el,   No-el,    No-el,   No-el,
         Bm             D         A     D
         Born  is  the  King  of  Is-ra-el.

        D        A        G        D             G        D    A7        D
5. Then en-tered in those Wise Men three    Fell rev’rent-ly u-pon their knee
       D        A7       G       D              G        D         A        D
   And of-fered there in His pre-sence    Their gold and myrrh and frank-in-cense

            D        A         G        D
Refrain: No-el,   No-el,    No-el,   No-el,
         Bm             D         A     D
         Born  is  the  King  of  Is-ra-el.

         D     A        G      D            G        D      A7         D
6. Then let us all with one ac-cord    Sing prai-ses to our Hea-ven-ly Lord
        D         A7          G        D             G        D         A         D
   That hath made hea-ven and earth of nought    And with his blood man-kind hath bought

            D        A         G        D
Refrain: No-el,   No-el,    No-el,   No-el,
         Bm             D         A     D
         Born  is  the  King  of  Is-ra-el.

The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Time Signature: 4/4
Key Signature: D Major

          D                             A7                D
1. On the first day of Christ-mas    My true love gave to me
     D          A7         D
   A par-tridge in a pear  tree

          D                               A7                D
2. On the se-cond day of Christ-mas    My true love gave to me
   A7                         D          A7        D
   Two tur-tle doves    And a par-tridge in a pear tree
                     
          D                             A7                D
3. On the third day of Christ-mas    My true love gave to me
   A7
   Three French hens    Two tur-tle doves
         D          A7        D
   And a par-tridge in a pear tree

          D                              A7                D
4. On the fourth day of Christ-mas    My true love gave to me
   A7
   Four cal-ling birds    Three French hens 
   A7                         D          A7         D
   Two tur-tle doves    And a par-tridge in a pear  tree

          D                             A7                D
5. On the fifth day of Christ-mas    My true love gave to me

          D    E7      A        D
Refrain:  Five gold-en rings    Four calling birds
          G                    A7
          Three French hens    Two tur-tle doves
                D          A7        D
          And a par-tridge in a pear tree

          D                             A7                D
6. On the sixth day of Christ-mas    My true love gave to me
   A7
   Six  geese  a-lay-ing

         D    E7      A
Refrain: Five gold-en rings...

          D                                A7   
7. On the sev-enth day of Christ-mas    My true love gave to me
   A7
   Se-ven swans a-swim-ming    Six geese a-lay-ing
                            
         D    E7      A
Refrain: Five gold-en rings...

          D                              A7                D
8. On the eighth day of Christ-mas    My true love gave to me
   A7
   Eight maids a-milk-ing    Seven swans a-swim-ming    Six geese a-lay-ing
          
         D    E7      A        D
Refrain: Five gold-en rings    Four calling birds
         G                    A7
         Three French hens    Two tur-tle doves
               D          A7         D
         And a par-tridge in a pear  tree

          D                             A7                D
9. On the ninth day of Christ-mas    My true love gave to me
   A7
   Nine la-dies dan-cing    Eight maids a-milk-ing
   A7
   Se-ven swans a-swim-ming    Six geese a-lay-ing
 
         D    E7      A
Refrain: Five gold-en rings...

           D                             A7                D
10. On the tenth day of Christ-mas    My true love gave to me
    A7
    Ten lords a-leap-ing    Nine la-dies dan-cing    Eight maids a-milking
    A7
    Se-ven swans a-swim-ming    Six geese a-lay-ing

         D    E7      A
Refrain: Five gold-en rings...

             D                                A                 D
11. On the e-le-venth day of Christ-mas    My true love gave to me
      A7                       
    E-le-ven pip-ers pip-ing   Ten lords a-leap-ing   Nine la-dies dan-cing
    A7                      
    Eight maids a-milking   Se-ven swans a-swim-ming   Six geese a-lay-ing
  
         D    E7      A
Refrain: Five gold-en rings...

           D                               A                 D
12. On the twelfth day of Christ-mas    My true love gave to me
    A7                               
    Twelve drum-mers drum-ming  E-le-ven pip-ers pip-ing  Ten lords a-leap-ing
    A7
    Nine la-dies dan-cing   Eight maids a-milking
    A7                       
    Se-ven swans a-swim-ming   Six geese a-lay-ing

         D    E7      A        D
Refrain: Five gold-en rings    Four calling birds
         G                    A7
         Three French hens    Two tur-tle doves
               D          A7        D...
         And a par-tridge in a pear tree

We Three Kings Of Orient Are by John Henry Hopkins Jr
   
Time Signature: 3/4
Key Signature: E Minor

   Em                B7       Em                       B7          Em
1. We three kings of O-ri-ent are    Bear-ing gifts we tra-verse a-far
   G         D          G        D7           Am          B7      Em
   Field and foun-tain, moor and moun-tain    Fol-low-ing yon-der star
         
        D7   G                C       G        G                C       G
Chorus: O    Star of won-der, star of night    Star with ro-yal beau-ty bright
        Em        D         C         D           G               C        G
        West-ward lead-ing, still pro-cee-ding    Guide us to thy Per-fect Light

   Em             B7            Em                       B7          Em
2. Born a King on Beth-le-hem's plain    Gold I bring to crown Him a-gain
   G        D      G        D7        Am       B7     Em
   King for-e-ver, ceas-ing ne-ver    O-ver us all to reign
 
        D7   G                C       G        G                C       G
Chorus: O    Star of won-der, star of night    Star with ro-yal beau-ty bright
        Em        D         C         D           G               C        G
        West-ward lead-ing, still pro-cee-ding    Guide us to thy Per-fect Light 
 
   Em                B7          Em                   B7      Em
3  Frank-in-cense to of-fer have I    In-cense owns a De-i-ty nigh
   G          D          G       D7          Am            B7       Em
   Prayer and prais-ing, all men rais-ing    Wor-ship Him, God most High

        D7   G                C       G        G                C       G
Chorus: O    Star of won-der, star of night    Star with ro-yal beau-ty bright
        Em        D         C         D           G               C        G
        West-ward lead-ing, still pro-cee-ding    Guide us to thy Per-fect Light 
        
   Em                 B7          Em                          B7          Em
4. Myrrh is mine, its bit-ter per-fume    Breathes of life of ga-ther-ing gloom
   G            D         G          D7        Am            B7         Em
   Sor-row-ing, sigh-ing, bleed-ing, dy-ing    Sealed in the stone-cold tomb

        D7   G                C       G        G                C       G
Chorus: O    Star of won-der, star of night    Star with ro-yal beau-ty bright
        Em        D         C         D           G               C        G
        West-ward lead-ing, still pro-cee-ding    Guide us to thy Per-fect Light 

   Em                B7         Em                          B7  Em 
5. Glo-ri-ous now be-hold Him a-rise    King and God and Sa-cri-fice
   G     D        G     D7       Am           B7         Em
   Al-le-lu-ia,   Al-le-lu-ia    Earth to the heav'ns re-plies

        D7    G               C       G        G                C       G
Chorus: O    Star of won-der, star of night    Star with ro-yal beau-ty bright
        Em        D         C         D           G               C        G
        West-ward lead-ing, still pro-cee-ding    Guide us to thy Per-fect Light

White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Time Signature: 4/4
Key Signature:  G Major

   G   Am             C     D
1. I'm dream-ing of a white Christ-mas
 C               D7             G
   Just like the ones I used to know
Cmaj7          G         G7            C         Am
   Where those tree-tops glis-ten, and chil-dren lis-ten
      G    C                   Am  |  D  |
   To hear sleigh bells in the snow

   G   Am             C     D
2. I'm dream-ing of a white Christ-mas
 C             D7                G
   With ev-'ry Christ-mas card I write
Cmaj7       G       G7         C     |  Am  |
   May your days be mer-ry and bright
           G        C      D7        G  
   And may all your Christ-mas-es be white...

Christmas  Snow
Merry Christmas to each and every one of you...

We hope you have enjoyed playing and singing all these Christmas songs. No matter how many times you play them, you always come away feeling good. Don't forget to keep the music 'alive', and have a safe and happy Christmas.

Santa and his reindeers hitching a ride!
I didn't realize hitchin' a ride could be so much fun!

One more thing... Happy New Year

Hope you all had a fabulous year, and here's hoping that the 'New Year' is even better!
Auld Lang Syne by Robert Burns
   
Time Signature: 4/4
Key Signature:  G Major
          G                   D7
1. Should auld ac-quain-tance be for-got
       G                 C
   And ne-ver brought to mind
          G                   D7
   Should auld ac-quain-tance be for-got
       C         G
   And auld lang syne
   
            G         D7
Chorus: For auld lang syne, my dear,
            G         C
        For auld lang syne
              G             D7 
        We'll take a cup of kind-ness yet,
            C         G
        For auld lang syne.
        
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
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