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Popular Christmas Songs For Guitar

Below is a list of some popular Christmas songs for guitar. 

Only once a year do we get to play Christmas songs on the guitar and the list below should fill your needs. Many of these are traditional Christmas songs. Some are easy beginner guitar Christmas songs, but many others are more advance.

Popular Christmas Songs For Guitar  - Tutorials

Eventually I'll have links to another level deeper like i do for The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole and like Christmas In Dixie by Alabama where I'll give more detail on the rhythm used in each song ... the missing demos will appear over the next few days from today 6 Oct 2020. 


Popular Christmas Songs For Guitar A-C


A Christmas Card - (Doug Stone)
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All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good Tan - (Kenny Chesney)
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All Wrapped Up In Christmas - (Tracy Lawrence)
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Another Rock And Roll Christmas - (Gary Glitter)
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This song was released back in 1984 by Gary Glitter a.k.a. Paul Francis Gadd. The song has always been a popular tune during the holiday season. Between 1985 and 1995 it was one of the most played songs on UK radio.



Away In A Manger - (Anne Murray)
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Blue Christmas - (Elvis Presley)
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I hope you enjoy the Blue Christmas guitar lesson as it is a popular song during the holidays.



Camouflage And Christmas Lights - (Rodney Carrington)
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Christmas Carol - (Skip Ewing)
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Christmas Cookies - (George Strait)
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Christmas Day 1915 - (Daniel O'Donnell)
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Christmas Eve - (Blake Shelton)
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Christmas In Dixie - (Alabama)
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The Christmas In Dixie guitar chords should come in handy as it has become one of the more popular acoustic guitar Christmas songs during the holidays.



Christmas In Heaven - (Scotty McCreery)
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Christmas In Killarny - (The Irish Rovers)
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Christmas In Killarney is an old number written by three American writer back in 1950. Bing Crosby was the first to record the song in 1951 but the two version that made it to Billboard were by Dennis Day at #10 and Percy faith at #28. Many artists have recorded this song including The Irish Rovers with this version here from 2002 and makes for one of those popular Christmas songs for guitar at a party.



Christmas Time In Arkansas - (Ned Perme)
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Christmas TV - (Slow Club)
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Colorado Christmas - (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
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Popular Christmas Songs For Guitar D-F


Father Christmas - (The Kinks)
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As I do not read music, I don't have a Father Christmas guitar tab, but the chord sheet should be useful.



Frosty The Snowman - (Jimmy Durante)
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Popular Christmas Songs For Guitar G-I


Hangin Round The Mistletoe - (Brooks & Dunn)
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Happy Christmas - (John Lennon)
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Although a sad song about war, this is one of those popular Christmas songs for guitar because it's easy to play and has no picking involved, just rhythm.



Hark The Herald Angels Sing - (Anne Murray)
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Have A Holly Jolly Christmas - (Burl Ives)
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Burl Ives released his Christmas album called "Have A Holly Jolly Christmas" back in 1964. This song was one of the tracks on that album and has become a holiday standard ever since. Johnny Marks wrote the song a few years earlier in 1962.

This song has been on several charts over the years and set a record for Burl Ives being the longest artist between Hot 100 Top 10 songs and that being 56 years. And at 109 years after his birth, is the oldest living or deceased to have a top 10 song when it peaked at #10 on Jan 5th 2019.



Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - (Judy Garland)
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Here Comes Santa Claus - (Gene Autry)
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I'd Be Jolly Too - (Wynn Varble)
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I'll Be Home For Christmas - (Bing Crosby)
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Kim Gannon, who was a writer, and Walter Kent, a composer, put this song together called I'll Be Home For Christmas right in the middle of WWII while thinking about soldiers longing to be home with loved ones during the holidays. Bing Crosby recorded the song in 1943 and had a #3 hit. The song has gone on to become a holiday standard.



In The Bleak Midwinter - (Traditional)
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It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - (Perry Como)
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It's Christmas Time - (Joey & Rory)
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It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - (Andy Williams)
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Popular Christmas Songs For Guitar J-L


Jingle Bell Rock - (Bobby Helms)
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James Peirpont wrote this song back in 1857. The song was not intended to be sung during the Christmas season but instead for the Thanksgiving time frame. Benny Goodman recorded the song in 1935 and had a #18 hit. Later on Glenn Miller and his band recorded the song in 1941 had a #5 hit.

Bing Crosby and The Andrew Sisters also recorded the song in 1943 and had a #19 hit. And since then many artists have covered this song as part of their holiday music.



Jingle Bells - (Bing Crosby)
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Joy To The World - (JT Hodges)
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Last Christmas - (WHAM)
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Grab the Last Christmas guitar chords from the link above.



Let It Be Christmas - (Alan Jackson)
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Let It Snow - (Vaughn Monroe)
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Little Saint Nick - (The Beach Boys)
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Loving Time Of The Year - (Travis Tritt)
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Popular Christmas Songs For Guitar M-O


Mary Did You Know - (Kathy Mattea)
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Mary It's Christmas - (Toby Keith)
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Milk And Cookies - (Clint Black)
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Mississippi Christmas Eve - (Charlie Daniels)
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Old Time Christmas - (Randy Travis)
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Popular Christmas Songs For Guitar P-R


Please Come Home For Christmas - (The Eagles)
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Pretty Paper - (Roy Orbison)
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Rockin Around The Christmas Tree - (Brenda Lee)
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Johnny Marks wrote many popular Christmas songs for guitar including this one called Rockin Around The Christmas Tree which was a big hit for Brenda Lee back in 1958. On the 50th Anniversary in 2008, this was the 4th largest digital download of any Christmas song with over 1 million downloads. Brenda Lee was only 13 years old when she recorded this song.

This song was featured in the 1990 film Home Alone. This song is in the top 10 on many charts worldwide during the holiday season. Brenda Lee was ranked 4th in the 1960's with 47 chart hits ... behind Elvis, The Beatles and Ray Charles. She is still alive at age 74 in 2019.



Run Rudolph Run - (Chuck Berry)
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Popular Christmas Songs For Guitar S-U


Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - (George Hall)
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Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy - (Travis Tritt)
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Santa's Coming Over To Your House - (Brooks And Dunn)
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Silent Night - (Bing Crosby)
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You have to go all the way back to 1816 to find the origins of this classic. It was written by Father Joseph Mohr in 1816 and the music was composed by Franz Gruber in 1818. The song was performed in a small church for the first time in Mariapfarr Austria.

Bing Crosby's recorded his version from 1935 is the 4th biggest selling single of all time.



Silver Bells - (Bing Crosby)
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Sleigh Ride - (Johnny Mathis)
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The Chipmunk Song - (Alvin & The Chipmunks)
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The Christmas Song - (Nat King Cole)
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The Cowboy Christmas Ball - (Michael Martin Murphy)
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In 1991 Michael Martin Murphy released his Christmas Album entitled "Cowboys Christmas" and this track was on that alum. Michael Martin Murphy has released over 40 singles during his recording career but this song wasn't one of them.



The First Christmas - (Doug Stone)
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The First Christmas Morn - (Charley Pride)
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There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays - (Perry Como)
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Under The Christmas Lights - (Gwen Stefani)
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What The Hell It's The Holidays - (Joey & Rory)
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Popular Christmas Songs For Guitar V-Z


White Christmas - (Bing Crosby)
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White Christmas Makes Me Blue - (Randy Travis)
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Winter Wonderland - (Tony Bennett)
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This song was written back in 1934 by Felix Bernard and Richard Smith. The first record was by Richard Himber also in 1934 .. see the link below. Since that time over 200 artists have recorded the song including Air Supply, Tony Bennett and Alan Jackson.



You Make It Feel Like Christmas - (Gwen Stefani)
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Thanks for stopping by my Popular Christmas Songs For Guitar page. Help yourself to the free chord sheets and do check out the unique songs by the other artists thru their links. I hope you've enjoyed my Christmas guitar arrangement here.





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