Christmas Sheet Music for Piano

Christmas sheet music for piano - songs and music for beginner all the way through late intermediate ability.

Many of these carols and songs are energetic and fun to play, and some of them are also beautiful!

All You That in This House

This carol is a lead sheet in several keys, with just one chord!

Good chord practice for your young students.


Angels We Have Heard On High, 4 Versions

This lovely carol stretches young pianists just a bit, in the chorus.

Fun to play and sing!


Arabian Dance, intermediate (from The Nutcracker Suite)

Very evocative, very hypnotic, this Arab Dance from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker."

This is an early intermediate arrangement.


Arabian Dance, easy (from The Nutcracker)

You can see how different this arrangement of Arab Dance is from the one above; pretty easy, yet still with some challenges for those Middle C notereaders, and still mysterious sounding!


Away in a Manger

An easy but pretty arrangement for piano students moving into left hand broken chord patterns.

A little bit of right hand chord usage, but every one is an easily-recognized root chord.

Very sweet, and sentimental.


Bring a Torch

A fun, bouncy energy characterizes this sweet carol from France.

As it is a translation, you will certainly find different versions of the lyrics in English.

Several arrangements on this page, including a Middle C shared-hands version.


Carol of the Bells free sheet music for children, easy

A very simple approach to Carol of the Bells.

However, if your student is not a "leftie" (left-handed), this little motive will be tricky the first week to achieve correctly!

See a fuller arrangement below, or at the link "Hark How the Bells."


Christ Was Born On Christmas Day

This little carol can scoot right along, with the fixed left hand chords.

A good practice piece for chord inversions - the left hand moves through a cadence pattern.


Coventry Carol

A minor-key song about the slaughter of Bethlehem's baby boys under the first King Herod, during the time of Jesus's infancy.

Who would want to sing or play this song?  Probably only students who have knowledge of this history already, and have heard this heart-breaking but beautiful music.


Christ Child's Lullaby

No lyrics to this lovely lullaby, but a lilting, unusual melody. 

Three "verses" grow in intensity of left hand energy, while the right hand melody remains uncluttered.


Deck the Halls, easy

This is such a fun carol!

Understanding how chords are made makes a big difference in how easy it will be to learn this Christmas carol.


Ding Dong Merrily On High

A pretty carol that has energy.

Fun to play and sing!


Entre le boeuf (Between the Ox and Donkey)

A French carol, with a new English translation.

It is a description of the Nativity of Jesus.


First Noel

Several different chord arrangements, and different keys offered.


Friendly Beasts

This song is a discussion among the animals present at Christ's birth, each remembering the role they played.

Arrangements for guitar, and lead sheets too.


Gaudete (Rejoice!)

A very old Latin hymn.

Find here a pretty arrangement for guitar also.


Go Tell It On the Mountain on black keys for beginners

An easy and short version of this well-known Christmas song.


Go Tell It On the Mountain

Several arrangements of this vigorous Christmas song are here.


God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

Difficult to play if all the usual chords are used, this arrangement sounds full without having to be continually changing left hand chords.


Greensleeves Duet, easy

Your students who learn chords will be able to play this accompaniment LONG before they are ready to read the notes.

Let them hear themselves produce something beautiful on the piano...


Greensleeves with expanded accompaniment & lettered notes

This is a duet in which the student plays broken chords up high on the piano, and the teacher (or duet partner) plays a very full-sounding melody plus accompaniment. 

With or without lettered notes.

Lovely.


Greensleeves Solo

A full-sounding but simple solo version of Greensleeves.

Arrangement by Tabitha, from the Netherlands.


Hark How the Bells (Carol of the Bells)

A very satisfying three-page easy arrangement of Carol of the Bells (Ukrainian Bell Carol) that sounds much harder than it is.

Hold the pedal down, and this song will SPARKLE!


He is Born (Il est ne)

More than one arrangement of this French Christmas carol.

Excellent opportunity for vocal harmony exists in this song - the alto line is quite easy!


Holly and Ivy, 3 versions

Several levels of difficulty for this older English carol.  

Many have not heard this pretty Christmas song!


Jingle Bells, easy

Very easy arrangements of Jingle Bells, a favorite song with beginning musicians, whether it is Christmas time or the middle of summer!


Jingle Bells, 2 versions

Two longer arrangements, one easy and one intermediate level, which include the "Dashing through the snow" beginning section.



Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, easy

This song has a secondo duet part, and also a version with letters in some of the notes.


Lo, I Bring You Tidings

The words of the angel to Mary, and her response.


Masters In This Hall

An old song from England, about how God has helped mankind


O Come, O Come, Emmanuel 

Arrangements for piano and guitar.

This is a recital-worthy arrangement, shown here.

A pretty interlude with lots of movement contrasts with the somber main theme.


O Holy Night, easy

A solo for younger players.

NOT EASY, but attainable for beginners if they read carefully.

There is a secondo part to go with this.


O Holy Night

Lead sheets, a vocal duet, and a piano arrangement of this beloved Christmas song.


Pat-a-Pan

Beautiful and exciting.

And with such cute lyrics: "Willie, take your little drum, Robin, bring your fife, and come!"


Silent Night

Is this everyone's favorite Christmas carol?  Maybe.

I only know that I feel a calm descending upon me, like a soft, warm blanket, when the chords of "Silent night, holy night," begin to play.


Sing We Noel

This is that rare thing, a beautiful and UNFAMILIAR Christmas carol.

It feels very medieval.


Ukrainian Bell Carol, or "Carol of the Bells," or "Hark How the Bells"

Your students may fight over this sparkling arrangement, to play it at a recital - IN SPRING!

It is just a lot of fun.


Up On the Housetop

Just the three main chords in the left hand make this fairly easy to put together!

There is also a Middle C arrangement (shared-hands melody) here.


We Three Kings

Such a pretty and mysterious carol!

I loved this song as a child.

Several arrangements on this page.


We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Several arrangements of this fun and energy-filled carol with the intriguing lyrics about "figgy pudding."


Wexford Carol

Virtually unknown, this is one of the prettiest and most moving carols I know.

It tells the Nativity story very well.


What Child is This

"What Child is This" is a Christmas song set to the melody and chords of an older song, Greensleeves.  


What Child is This with fancy accompaniment & alphanotes

A "teacher's part" on the bottom two staffs, and the student's part with simple broken chords above.

This is the "Greensleeves" melody.


When Christ was Born

I'm betting you do not know this beautiful song.

No lyrics, but there are two difficulty levels.

Students love it.




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