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Christmas Carols Chords, Tab, Sheet Music and Lyrics

How to play your favorite Christmas music

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So many artists and bands, both Christian and secular, have done so many different versions of different holiday tunes that you can hear the same song a zillion different ways. In case you're looking for the tab/chords/sheet music/lyrics to some of the "old standards," to play with your own touch, here is a good list to start with.

"A Baby Just Like You"

John Denver - Rocky Mountain Christmas
BMG Entertainment
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"Angels We Have Heard On High"

Liz Story - The Gift
Windham Hill Records
The popular traditional religious Christmas carol "Angels We Have Heard on High" was originally a traditional French carol known as "Les Anges dans nos Campagnes," which translates literally to "The Angels in our Countryside."

Top 10 Versions of "Angels We Have Heard on High" by Christian Artists and Bands

"Away in a Manger"

Casting Crowns - Peace On Earth
Reunion Records

The first publication of "Away in a Manger" was in 1885 in a Lutheran Sunday school book by James R. Murray.

Top 10 Versions of "Away in a Manger" by Christian Artists and Bands

"Carol of the Bells"

Sandi Patty - O Holy Night
Word Records
"Carol of the Bells" is also known as the "Ukrainian Bell Carol." It was first performed in the United States on October 5, 1921, at Carnegie Hall.

Top 10 Classic Christmas Songs by Christian and Gospel Artists

"Deck the Halls"

Relient K - Let It Snow...Let It Reindeer
EMI/Capital
"Deck the Halls" is based on an old Welsh tune from the 1700s. The words were added in America in 1903.

"Do You Hear What I Hear?"

Third Day - Christmas Offerings
Courtesy of: Provident Music Group
Written in October 1962 by husband and wife Noël Regney (lyrics) and Gloria Shayne Baker (music), this song was a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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"Frosty the Snowman"

Travis Cottrell - Ring The Bells
Indelible Creative Group

"Frosty The Snowman" was written by Walter "Jack" Rollins and Steve Nelson, and was first recorded in 1950 by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys.

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"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"

Jim Brickman - The Hymns & Carols Of Christmas
Spring Hill Music Group
The traditional religious Christmas carol "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" was sung for centuries before being first published in Britain in 1833.

Top 10 Versions of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by Christian Artists and Bands

"Hark the Herald Angels Sing"

Jim Brickman - The Hymns & Carols Of Christmas
Spring Hill Music Group
The original music played with "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" was different from the current version, being slow and solemn, and that was how the song was played for 101 years.

Top 10 Versions of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" by Christian Artists and Bands

"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

Relient K - Let It Snow...Let It Reindeer
EMI/Capital
"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" was first published in 1943. It was made popular by Judy Garland when she sang this song to Margaret O'Brien in the 1944 musical, Meet Me In St. Louis.

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