Easy Kids Christmas Piano Sheet Music
"Up On the Housetop"

Easy kids Christmas piano sheet music "Up On the Housetop" with easy left hand chords, with:

  • a beginner's arrangement, 
  • an arrangement in Middle C position, and now with 
  • an AlphaNotes arrangement as well.   All the Christmas song lyrics are here.  
  • Download lead sheets also, for other instruments!
Up on the Housetop easy kids' Christmas piano sheet music for beginner piano, arranged at Middle C position

Please scroll down the page for the links to the free downloadable PDFs.

From "Thingamakid Toons" comes this version of Up on the Housetop:

Page two:

Old-fashioned Christmas song for kids, Up on the Housetop, with the lyrics

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This is not an easy TIME SIGNATURE - at all! - for beginners, but use a lot of singing (and send them to a video, if necessary) and your students will get it.  Six beats are odd, but not impossible.

Up On the Housetop free Christmas sheet music for piano, with left hand root chords and chord inversions - late elementary level

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Analyze the chord patterns of this easy kids Christmas piano sheet music:

For the most part, the left hand chords are played much like a cadence that remains in closed position.  "Bottom, top; bottom, top"; that's what I call these split chords for my students.

The fingering of the melody is likely to be the trickiest part of learning this Christmas song, occasioned by the fact we have 6 melody notes but only 5 fingers.

 I haven't put any fingering in with this song - that is the student's job, or yours, the teacher, this time!

Below are the lead sheets with chord symbols.  I've shown the key of A, a nice key for violin:

Lead sheet Christmas music Up On the Housetop, in seven different keys

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Like many Christmas songs, this melody requires only 3 chords - the three main chords I, IV, and V.  

I love to transpose a song, with a guitar student telling me which chords are needed.

I will hold up the five fingers of one hand and point (with the other hand) to the thumb, ring finger, and pinky finger of the first hand.

"If my 'One' chord is 'A', then what are my 'Four' and 'Five' chords going to be?" I ask.  If there is a long delay, I will say, "A... B... C..." and they will inevitably get the IV and V chord names.

I like the following video by Gene Autry, even though his melody is plainer than the one I supply - and not as I remember it.  The Christmas song lyrics are displayed:



The links to the piano arrangements for shared hands melody:


Download easy Middle C arrangement of Up on the Housetop


And even easier, an arrangement with LETTERED NOTES (in the key of G)


And an arrangement with note-names inside the notes in the key of C


The links to the late elementary arrangements:


Download Up On the Housetop for late elementary piano in the key of C


Download easy kids Christmas piano sheet music in D


Download Up On the Housetop for piano in the key of Eb


The links for the lead sheets:


Download free lead sheet Up On the Housetop in the key of A


Download lead sheet Up On the Housetop in the key of Bb


Download free lead sheet Up On the Housetop in the key of C


Download Christmas song in the key of D


Download lead sheet Up On the Housetop in the key of Eb


Download free lead sheet Up On the Housetop in the key of F


Download Up On the Housetop in the key of G









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