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!
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, 4 Versions
This lovely carol stretches young pianists just a bit, in the chorus.
Fun to play and sing!
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.
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!
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.
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."
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.
Several different chord arrangements, and different keys offered.
This song is easier than it sounds, because the melody proceeds just like a major scale.
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.
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.
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.
This one is from the book "Just the Black Keys."
Go Tell It On the Mountain easy Christmas songs for piano
Several arrangements of this vigorous spiritual-turned-Christmas-song are here.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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!
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!
Joy to the World lyrics & music!
Arrangements for piano, guitar, and ensemble. This piano version is just a little bit easier, and prettier, than the standard 4-part harmony arrangement found in hymnals.
Also a Joy to the World pdf lyrics sheet to print out.
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 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."
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.
Nutcracker Music "Russian Dance"
An energetic (and ambitious) arrangement for an intrepid pianist who likes to play FAST!
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.
Lead sheets, a vocal duet, and a piano arrangement of this beloved Christmas song.
Beautiful and exciting.
And with such cute lyrics: "Willie, take your little drum, Robin, bring your fife, and come!"
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.
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.
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
This famous Christmas poem about a visit from St. Nicholas now has a setting that young children can learn!
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.
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 free Christmas sheet music
Such a pretty and mysterious carol!
I loved this song as a child.
Several arrangements on this page.
Several arrangements of this fun and energy-filled carol with the intriguing lyrics about "figgy pudding."
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, 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.
All the first-year material I give my beginner students.
Piano keyboard sheets, scales, chords, note-reading exercises, and over 256 pages of music!
This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This", available as a digital download, tells 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.
A good choice for a singing story-teller, an operatic group, a short theater production, or a class of children!
This book is also available from Amazon as a paperback.
This book is available as a digital download from this site. Visit this page to see some free examples from the book.
It is also available 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.
A perfect read aloud storybook
for little boys or girls.
The Adventures of Tonsta highlight the travels of a very young boy with a good heart, who goes about helping folk in trouble.
With a red cap on his head and a sack of tools slung over his shoulder, Tonsta seems to meet people in distress wherever he goes.
Lots of trolls in this book - including one who gives him a Christmas gift!
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