Since Christmas time is just around the corner, I figured it’d be great for you to learn some easy Christmas songs on the ukulele. Let’s spread some joy with the melodies that warm our hearts every year. Moreover, all of these songs are really simple to play. I’m absolutely sure that even absolute beginners will be able to play them after only a little bit of practice. My other guide on easy songs for guitarists was really successful and boosted the musical growth of a lot of my readers. It’s time for the ukulele players now! Hence, I’m sure that if you learn these 33 easy songs, your overall skillset will be on a higher level.
Let’s start with a list of all the songs. Next, we’ll focus on some music theory. There will also be a few videos perfect for beginner ukulele players. Ready? Let’s rock!
Easy Christmas Songs + Tabs
|Justin Bieber – Mistletoe||See Tabs|
|Sara Bareilles – Winter Song||See Tabs|
|Jose Feliciano – Feliz Navidad||See Tabs|
|Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You||See Tabs|
|Alvin And The Chipmunks – Christmas Song||See Tabs|
|Bing Crosby – Mele Kalikimaka||See Tabs|
|Jingle Bell Rock||See Tabs|
|Wham! – Last Christmas||See Tabs|
|Bing Crosby – I’ll Be Home For Christmas||See Tabs|
|Jingle Bells||See Tabs|
|Vince Vance – All I Want For Christmas||See Tabs|
|Bing Crosby – White Christmas||See Tabs|
|Ariana Grande – Winter Things||See Tabs|
|Steven Curtis Chapman – I Want A Ukulele For Christmas||See Tabs|
|Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)||See Tabs|
|Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer||See Tabs|
|Sarah Brightman – In The Bleak Midwinter||See Tabs|
|Ava Max – Christmas Without You||See Tabs|
|Twenty One Pilots – Christmas Saves The Year||See Tabs|
|Deck The Halls||See Tabs|
|Silent Night||See Tabs|
|Twelve Days Of Christmas||See Tabs|
|Winter Wonderland||See Tabs|
|Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me||See Tabs|
|Holly Jolly Christmas||See Tabs|
|Francesca Battistelli – Christmas Is||See Tabs|
|Taylor Swift – Christmas Tree Farm||See Tabs|
|Sia – Underneath The Christmas Lights||See Tabs|
|Coldplay – Christmas Lights||See Tabs|
|Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone||See Tabs|
|Brandon Heath – The Night Before The Christmas||See Tabs|
|Pentatonix – That’s Christmas To Me||See Tabs|
|Train – Shake Up Christmas||See Tabs|
As you can see, there are a lot of great Christmas songs out there! Grab your ukulele and take some time to practice. I’m sure that playing one these songs in front of your family and friends during Christmas Dinner will definitely be a perfect Christmas gift to everyone involved!
What’s The Best Way To Learn These Simple Songs?
1. Learn Basic Chords.
As an intermediate musician with over thirteen years of musical experience, I’m more than sure that these 33 songs are really simple to play. In my opinion, even people who never played the ukulele before, will be able to learn them in a matter of days or even hours. What’s more, in most cases, you will need only four chords: G, C, D and Em. Once you learn how to play these chords and transition between them smoothly, no song will be a problem for you. Here’s a really great video that will help you to understand how to play these easy chords.
I hope that you took some time to play this short video. In my opinion, it describes the theory behind basic chords very well.
2. Tune Your Ukulele.
It is crucial for you stay in tune. If you don’t know how to tune your ukulele by ear, you might need to buy yourself a tuner. Nevertheless, tuning your instrument is really simple. Firstly, remember the order of strings: GCEA. Learning this is the first step to tune your ukulele and start playing some chords. You can also use acronyms to help you remember this order. Personally, I like the acronym ‘Good Chefs Eat A lot). Try to say it out loud a few times. In a matter of seconds, you will remember the GCEA order for the rest of your life.
In terms of actual tuning, here’s a great video that can help with tuning your ukulele. If you have a tuner, that’s awesome! You can skip that video. If you don’t, I highly recommend checking it out. In addition, it will help you practice to pick up sounds by ear.
3. Learn Strumming Techniques.
Simultaneously with the chords, you can start learning the strumming techniques. Although it may sound difficult, in fact it’s really simple. Most songs that you know follow a similar strumming technique, although it may vary from time to time. What’s important, strumming really affects the final sound of the song. If you’re an absolute beginner, I highly recommend the video below. Once you learn these five strumming techniques, you will be able to play hundreds or even thousands of songs on the ukulele (including the Christmas songs from this article). Grab your ukulele and follow the tips from this lesson, it will be really beneficial for your musical growth.
4. Be patient.
We all want to learn something as fast as possible. Nevertheless, you can’t become a skilled musician in one day. It requires a lot of practice and patience. Here’s my advice – don’t get discouraged if something goes wrong or sounds wrong. Even the most iconic musicians in the world were in the same position as you. Try to practice regularly and you will see that every week you’ll be getting better and better. In addition, seeing your own progress is really motivational. It’s like a snowball effect – the more you can play, the more you want to learn. So stay patient and trust me, the results will come.
33 Easy Christmas Songs on The Ukulele – My Thoughts
As you can see, there are a lot of great Christmas songs that you can play on the ukulele. What’s important, most of them are really good for beginners too. I think that Christmas time is a perfect period of time for ukulele practice. We usually have more time in December to relax and spend some time with our family and friends. Pick up your ukulele instead of procrastinating and keep on learning new songs on the ukulele. You will be able to do it very quickly. In addition, I’m absolutely sure that once you learn these songs, next year you won’t even have to come back to this article. This knowledge will stay with you for ages.
I hope that you enjoyed learning some new easy Christmas songs on the ukulele with me. Let me know which song is your favorite. Or maybe there is a song that I should add in here? Feel free to comment below. Also, if you’re looking for a new ukulele, check out my other article – Soprano vs Concert Ukulele. There’s a solid amount of knowledge along with my top recommendations on ukuleles for beginner players. Good luck and Merry Christmas!
Other articles worth seeing – Best Concert Ukulele and Easy Beginner Songs for Ukulele.
Dave, the author of Best Guitars Now, is an advanced guitar player with years of significant experience within the music industry. The aim of this blog is to educate beginner musicians, promote the best ways of learning guitar and ukulele playing and highlight the most affordable instruments on the market. Thanks for checking out this blog. Feel free to share this article to spread the word – it will definitely help us grow.