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, Jeanette, Isabella piano music for Christmas

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, also known as "Hark How the Bells", a very simple piano arrangement

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."

Piano music for Christmas, "The Christ Child's Lullaby"

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 easy piano music.

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 piano arrangement of "Slaughter of the Innocents"

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 piano sheet music

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."

Christmas carol piano music

Ding Dong Merrily On High

A pretty carol that has energy.

Fun to play and sing!

French Christmas carol piano music

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 piano music

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.

Friendly Beasts Christmas song

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.

Gabriel's Message to Mary sheet music

Gabriel's Message

A lovely & haunting melody with minor chords, this song tells the story of the angel's appearance to Mary with the message that she was chosen to bear the Savior.

A vocal duet, and piano arrangement.

Medieval Christmas song

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 piano song

Go Tell It On the Mountain on black notes for beginners

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

This one is from the book "Just the Black Keys."

Piano music Go Tell It On the Mountain

Go Tell It On the Mountain easy Christmas songs for piano

Several arrangements of this vigorous spiritual-turned-Christmas-song are here.

Piano sheet God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

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.

And more arrangements, as well!  A beautiful song that FEELS like Christmas.

Greensleeves piano chords

Greensleeves Duet, easy

Yes, this is a well-known Christmas song, with a famous melody & set of familiar chords.  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...

Piano duet Greensleeves melody

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 piano solo

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 piano music

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.

Christmas music "He is Born" for piano

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 piano music

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 piano music

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!

Holiday music Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells, 2 versions

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


Christmas song Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

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!

The Little Drummer Boy piano sheet music for early intermediate piano

Little Drummer Boy, lyrics and sheet music

This copyrighted song, arranged by me, is shown here, but is available at SheetMusicPlus.

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."

Old-fashioned Christmas carol music

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.

Russian Dance from The Nutcracker for piano

Nutcracker Music "Russian Dance"

An energetic (and ambitious) arrangement for an intrepid pianist who likes to play FAST!

O Come Emmanuel Christmas music

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.

O Holy Night piano music for beginners

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 piano solo

O Holy Night sheet music

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

Christmas carol Pat-a-Pan

Pat-a-Pan

Beautiful and exciting.

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

Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer piano sheet music

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer piano music

A very popular Christmas song with little kids!  You will find them singing along with you.

Take a look at both the solo version and the duet arrangement, which has a full secondo, not just chord symbols.

Piano sheet music "Silent Night" for intermediate piano.

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.

French Christmas carol sheet music for piano

Sing We Noel free Christmas songs

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

It feels very medieval.

Piano sheet music for "The Snowman - Walking in the Air"

The Snowman theme, or "Walking in the Air"

A sparkling and pretty arrangement of this music from the short video "The Snowman"


'Twas the Night Before Christmas sheet music

'Twas the Night Before Christmas sheet music

This famous Christmas poem about a visit from St. Nicholas now has a setting that young children can learn!

Ukrainian Bell Carol piano music

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 piano Christmas sheet music

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.

Wassail Song for easy piano

Wassail, Wassail All Over the Town

A really fun song to sing - and now, for your intermediate/ late elementary students, to play!

Both SOLO and DUET arrangements.

We Three Kings piano music

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 piano music

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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

Wexford Carol from Ireland

Wexford Carol lyrics

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

It tells the Nativity story very well.

Along with the complicated & rather difficult piano/vocal versions, here are 3 new arrangements: a lead sheet, a beginner version using 2 hands for the melody, and a guitar tabs version (available at my other site, SingTheBibleStory.com)

What Child is This piano sheet music

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 piano music

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.

Christmas piano music "When Christ Was Born"

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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This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This",  available as a digital downloadtells the riveting story of the time when  Jews in ancient Persia faced a foe named Haman, and how a  brave young queen risked her life to save her people.

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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.  Visit this page to see some free examples from the book.

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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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Lots of trolls in this book - including one who gives him a Christmas gift!

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Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

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