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On The Guitar

Songs About Winter Not Christmas

Thanks for stopping by my Christmas songs on the guitar section of my website. This will be expanding over the coming weeks.

Here you'll see a list of songs I have full tutorial lessons for as well as free demos you can watch and free pdf chord sheets you can download to help you learn many songs for the holiday season.

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Christmas Songs On The Guitar
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1. A Christmas Card - (Doug Stone)

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A Christmas Card is from Doug's 1992 album called The First Christmas.

The song was never released as a single.

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2. All I Want For Christmas - (Kenny Chesney)

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All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good Tan was a studio album from Kenny Chesney back in 2003.

This song was written by Paul Overstreet but not released as a single here by Kenny.

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3.  All Wrapped Up In Christmas - (Tracy Lawrence)

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All Wrapped Up In Christmas was not written by Tracy Lawrence but was released as a single and became the title of his Christmas album when it hit the shelves in 2007.

This particular song peaked at #57 in Jan 2008.

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4.  An Angel Like You - (Doug Stone)

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An Angel Like You is the first track on the 1992 album from Doug Stone entitled The First Christmas.

This song was never a single release.

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5. Another Rock & Roll Christmas - (Gary Glitter)

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Another Rock & Roll Christmas was a monster of a song on UK radio from the mid 80s to the mid 90s from Gary Glitter. The single peaked at #7 in the UK.

This track can be found on the album Boys Will Be Boys from 1984.

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6. Away In A Manger - (Anne Murray)

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Away In A Manger was a Christmas Carol fir published back in the late 19th century (1800s) and recorded by many artists over the years.

Anne Murray put out her Christmas album entitled Anne Murray's Christmas Album in 2008 where this track can be found.

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7.  Blue Christmas - (Elvis Presley)

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Blue Christmas was first recorded back in 1948 by Doyle O'Dell. It was recorded by Elvis in 1957 and appeared on his Elvis's Christmas Album released in 1957. But for some odd reason it was not released as a single until 1964 and again in 1965. In the UK the song hit #11 on the charts and hit #1 in the US.

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8. Camouflage And Christmas Lights - (Rodney Carrington)

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Camouflage And Christmas Lights was Carrington's first top 40 hit reaching #31 in 2009 when the song was released from the album Make It Christmas.

Rodney Carrington never released any higher charting songs since then.

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9. Christmas Baby Please Come Home - (Dion)

Christmas Baby Please Come Home ... info soon

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10. Christmas Cookies - (George Strait)

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Christmas Cookies is from George's album entitled A Country Christmas 1999. In 2002 Christmas Cookies was released and peaked at #33 on the country charts.

This song is still played during the holidays at Christmas on country radio at least as I heard this past 2021 holiday season several times on the radio.

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11. Christmas Day 1915 - (Daniel O'Donnell)

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Christmas Day 1915 hails from Daniel O'Donnell's 2010 album O' Holy Night - The Christmas Album.

The song was never released as a single.

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12. Christmas Eve - (Blake Shelton)

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Christmas Eve is a Gwen Stefani song that she recorded for her 2017 album You Make It Feel Like Christmas. At the same time then fiance Blake Shelton released his cover of the song.

His version can be found on the album Now That's What I Call Country Christmas 2019 version.

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13. Christmas In Dixie - (Alabama)

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Christmas In Dixie was released by the country group Alabama in 1982. The song was part of a compilation album at the time called A Country Christmas. Drummer Mark Herndon received writing credits on just two Alabama songs, and this was one of them. The trio updated an unplugged version in 2017 for a third Christmas album. The single peaked at #35.

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14. Christmas In Heaven - (Scotty McCreery)

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Christmas In Heaven can be found on the 2012 album Christmas With Scotty McCreery.

This song was never a single release.

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15. Christmas In Killarney - (Irish Rovers)

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Christmas In Killarney was written back in 1950 but has been recorded by many artists through the years including The Irish Rovers, who included the song on their Songs Of Christmas album in 1999.

They never released a single of the song.

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16. Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You - (Billy Squier)

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Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You was a B-side release from Billy Squier to his A-side single My Kinda Lover. The song hit the airwaves in 1981.

Squier did a live video performance of the song for MTV. The song appears on a compilation album of rockers called A Rock And Roll Christmas. 

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17. Christmas Time In Arkansas Again - (Ned Perme)

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Christmas Time In Arkansas Again is from Ned Perme, who was a weatherman in Mobile Alabama at KATV. He retired from that position after 40 years on TV.

To my knowledge the song has never appeared on an album.

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18. Colorado Christmas - (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

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Colorado Christmas was written by artist Steve Goodman and picked up and recorded by the Dirt Band for their 1997 album entitled The Christmas Album.

Alison Krauss sings backup vocal on this track.

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19. Father Christmas - (The Kinks)

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Father Christmas was released by The Kinks as a single back in 1977 but did not appear on any of their albums.

The single failed to chart.

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20. Frosty The Snowman - (Jimmy Durante)

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Frosty The Snowman was first recorded by Gene Autry in 1950 and later that same year recorded by Jimmy Durante. Both artists had a #7 hit on the pop charts with the song.

His TV version of the song for the famous Frosty The Snowman Christmas show was recorded years later in 1969 when the show first appeared on CBS Dec 7th, 1969.

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21. Happy Christmas - (John Lennon)

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Happy Christmas was released by John Lennon  in 1972 as a protest song against the Vietnam War. The song climbed the charts in the UK and peaked at #4.

After Lennon's death in 1980, it re-surfaced on the UK charts and reached #2. It can be found as a track on his Shaved Fish compilation album released back in 1975.

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22. Hark The Herald Angel Sing - (Anne Murray)

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Hark The Herald Angel Sing dates back to 1739 as an English Christmas Carol.

Anne Murray recorded her version for the 2001 album Anne Murray What A Wonderful Christmas.

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23. Have A Holly Jolly Christmas - (Burl Ives)

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Have A Holly Jolly Christmas was written in 1962 by Johnny Marks.

Burl Ives did his recording in 1964 for the animated TV Special Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. In 1965 the song appeared on his holiday album Have A Holly Jolly Christmas.

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24. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - (Judy Garland)

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas was written back in 1943 and first appeared in the film Meet Me In St Louis in 1944 by singer/ actress Judy Garland.

Her version peaked at #27 on Billboard that same year. he track appears on the album Meet Me In St Louis.

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25. Here Come Santa Claus - (Gene Autry)

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Here Comes Santa Claus was first recorded by Gene Autry in 1947. He was in a Christmas Parade a year earlier riding his horse and people were yelling here comes santa claus, so he wrote the lyrics and Oakley Haldeman wrote the music.

The song has been covered by many artists over these past decades. It's hard to believe when my parents were teens at Christmas, this song was not sung as it had not yet been written.

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26. Id Be Jolly Too - (Wynn Varble)

Id Be Jolly Too was written by Wynn Varble but there isn't any info on the song showing up on any of his three studio albums.

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27. I'll Be Home For Christmas - (Bing Crosby)

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I'll Be Home For Christmas was written back in 1943 to honour soldiers overseas during WW2. Bing Crosby scored a top 10 hit with his version that same year reaching #3. In 2021, the son re-appeared again on the charts at #50.

This track appears on his 1945 compilation album Merry Christmas.

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28. In The Bleak Midwinter

In The Bleak Midwinter was a poem written by Christina Rossetti back in the late 1800's.

I don't recall how I came to cover this particular song or which version I may have listed to for this version.

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29. It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas ... UNAVAILABLE

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30. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - (Andy Williams)

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It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year came along in 1963. Singer Andy Williams recorded the song that same year for his Christmas album The Andy Williams Christmas Album.

The song was not released as a single but has become one of the top 10 Christmas songs down through the decades.


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31. Jingle Bell Rock - (Bobby Helms)

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Jingle Bell Rock is from the album of the same name, first recorded by Bobby Helms in 1957. The song was re-recorded many times by Helms but the version you hear every holiday season is the original version.

He scored a #13 on the charts with this song.

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Thanks for stopping by Christmas songs on the guitar page and I hope the info here was helpful.


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