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, a Christmas song about hospitality.  Using a single chord in the left hand with varied broken chord patterns, in the key of B minor.

All You That in This House

With a NEW piano arrangement for intermediate students.

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

Good chord practice for your young students.

Angels We Have Heard on High, a piano arrangement with solid chords in the verses, and running broken chords in the left hand in the chorus.

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!

Arab Dance or Arabian Dance from The Nutcracker, written for piano with a repeated left hand pattern.

Arabian Dance or Arab Dance, intermediate, from The Nutcracker Suite

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

This is an early intermediate arrangement.

Arab Dance or Arabian Dance, a greatly simplified piano 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 Christmas song for piano, with broken chords in the left hand.

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 free online Christmas music

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 Child's Lullaby, Christmas music for piano solo

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.

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?

Students who have heard this beautiful song before and are mesmerized by the music, despite its heart-breaking story, or those who have knowledge of this history already.

Deck the Halls free Christmas songs, 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.

One of my young students picked up the left hand in a snap, because she is used to the cadence inversions found on my sheet "The 12 major scales."

Ding Dong Merrily On High

A pretty carol that has energy.

Fun to play and sing!

Entre le boeuf  Christmas music lyrics and piano chords

A French carol, with a new English translation.

It is a description of the Nativity of Jesus.

The First Noel

Several different chord arrangements, and different keys offered.

This song is easier than it sounds, because the melody proceeds just like a major scale.

The 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 free Christmas vocal sheet music

A very old Latin hymn that means "Rejoice!"

Find here a pretty arrangement for guitar also.

Go Tell It On the Mountain on black notes for beginners

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

Go Tell It On the Mountain easy Christmas songs for piano

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 piano music 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 free Christmas sheet music solo

A full-sounding but simple solo version of Greensleeves.

Arrangement by Tabitha, from the Netherlands.

Hark How the Bells (Ukrainian Bell Carol)

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!

Hark the Herald Angels Sing piano sheet music, and guitar tabs too.  For beginners.

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Download a Middle C version for beginners, and guitar tab arrangements.

Also a sheet with just the lyrics to this song.

He is Born (Il est ne) free Christmas sheet music

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 Christmas song lyrics and sheet music, 3 versions

Several levels of difficulty for this older English carol.  

Many have not heard this pretty Christmas song!

Jingle Bells sheet music, 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 free print out sheet music, easy

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

It can sound brisk and upbeat, or sweet and sentimental, depending on how fast you play it!

Lo, I Bring You Tidings Christmas song with Bible lyrics

Lo, I Bring You Tidings Christmas carol lyrics

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

"Here asleep the Son of God, and the son of  man... Heav'n and earth within him stand!  Alleluia."

Masters In This Hall

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

It has an exciting, soaring melody.

With new arrangements for beginners and intermediate piano.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel chords, lyrics, and sheet music

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.

Oh Holy Night sheet music, 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 sheet music

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 sheet music

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 free Christmas songs

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 easy kids' Christmas piano sheet music

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 free Christmas sheet music

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 free Christmas songs

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, or Greensleeves

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

What Child is This (Greensleeves piano music) 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 printable sheet music

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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Just the Black Keys, a piano song book for young beginners.

Just the Black Keys

This book is available as a digital download  from this site, and also from Amazon as a paperback!

This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.

And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!"  They will be spending more time at the piano.

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