Bring a touch of festive flair to your piano learning time with our Christmas Piano Music Learning Resource packet. Visit the Hoffman Academy Store to get our Christmas Activity Packet for Early Elementary (Units 1-4) and Elementary levels (Units 5-8+).
Learn Christmas songs on the piano for beginners with these FREE Hoffman Academy video lessons!
Want to have even more holiday fun at the piano? Try some of these Christmas songs on the piano for beginners. These video lessons will have you playing your favorite holiday tunes in no time. They range in difficulty from absolute beginner to 1-2 years of piano experience.
What is the easiest Christmas song to learn on the piano?
The chorus of “Jingle Bells” is one of the easiest Christmas piano songs you can learn to play. Everyone will love singing along with this holiday favorite that celebrates the fun of a sleigh ride in the snow.
What makes this an easy Christmas piano song to play? It uses only five consecutive notes on the piano, sometimes known as a pentascale, so your hand never has to change positions. The melody includes a lot of repeated notes and has a simple but catchy rhythm. No wonder it’s a favorite tune for singing and playing!
Watch this super easy video lesson to learn “Jingle Bells”
What is the most cheerful Christmas song on piano?
It’s hard to pick a most cheerful Christmas song, but “Deck the Halls” is definitely a top contender. This song comes from Wales, and the original Welsh lyrics are all about the fun of spending New Year’s Eve with family and friends. The English lyrics were written in the 1860’s by Thomas Oliphant, a Scottish musician. The bright and lively tune makes it fun to sing along.
Watch this super easy video lesson to learn “Deck the Halls”
What are some other easy Christmas songs to play on the piano?
Put on your own Christmas concert with these holiday piano favorites!
This is one of the most beloved and universal Christmas songs, popular throughout the world. It’s a simple, sweet lullaby that brings a feeling of peace and love. You can learn more about the history of “Silent Night” and download free sheet music here.
Watch this super easy video lesson to learn “Silent Night”
Joy to the World
Celebrate Christmas by learning to play “Joy to the World,” one of the most popular sacred Christmas songs of all time. It’s over 300 years old and still sung all around the world today. This easy piano arrangement will lift your spirits and bring holiday joy to your piano playing. This song is a little bit more challenging to play than “Silent Night.” If you’re a beginner, just focus on learning the melody. Students with more experience can learn to play both the melody and the accompaniment part.
Watch this easy video lesson to learn “Joy to the World”
Carol of the Bells
This energetic Christmas song comes from Ukraine and its melody is based on traditional Ukrainian folk chants. It’s one of the easy-to-learn Christmas songs on piano because the tune is played with only a few simple finger patterns that repeat in different positions. Once you’ve learned the patterns, you can play the whole song! As you play, it’s easy to imagine the tune is the voice of Christmas bells ringing out over the snow.
Watch this easy/intermediate level video lesson to learn “Carol of the Bells”
Up on the Housetop
This original American Christmas song was written in the 1860’s, and is one of the oldest holiday songs to focus on Santa Claus. Its bright and happy tune has been a favorite for many generations. This will be a fun Christmas song to play on the piano while friends and family sing along! Remember, if you’re a beginner you can just focus on learning the melody.
Watch this easy/intermediate level video lesson to learn “Up on the Housetop”
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Here’s another fun Christmas song that everybody knows. Learn to play this easy arrangement of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and let your piano skills shine! This is one of our most challenging holiday video tutorials here at Hoffman Academy, but Rudolph knows you can do it!
Watch this easy/intermediate level video lesson to learn “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
We hope you enjoy our Christmas Piano Packet and learning these popular Christmas songs on the piano. For even more piano tutorials for holiday songs and more, visit Hoffman Academy’s popular song tutorials page.