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Learn Easy Christmas Piano Music for Kids

By Claire Robertson
Christmas Piano Music for Kids.

At Hoffman Academy, we’ve got extra musical magic for the most wonderful time of the year! Our selections of easy Christmas piano music, tutorial videos, and sheet music will help beginner pianists spread cheer this season. In this article, we’ll explore Mr. Hoffman’s collections of holiday piano music in our store and link to our video tutorials that show how to play Christmas songs on the piano. 

Are you ready to make merry music with us? Our Christmas Favorites for Piano books offer popular Christmas piano music for three different skill levels. Sign up for Premium today to access our collections of Christmas piano songs for free!

Easy Christmas piano music

The holiday season marks the perfect occasion to spruce up your piano practice! Mr. Hoffman and the Hoffman Academy team have created easy and super easy Christmas sheet music arrangements that even beginning pianists can learn. With exciting song choices for pianists of any age and secular and religious holiday offerings, there’s a piece of music in our collection for everyone. 

Christmas Favorites for Piano Early Elementary

Christmas Favorites for Piano, Early Elementary Level
sheet music album. The album includes 12 super-easy piano arrangements appropriate for players in Units 1-4. These piano arrangements include keyboard graphics that show proper hand placement and the correct fingerings for the music. 

  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Deck the Halls
  • We Three Kings
  • Jingle Bells
  • Silent Night
  • O Christmas Tree
  • What Child Is This?
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Christmas Favorites for Piano Elementary Level

For students who are in units 5-8 and are ready for a bigger challenge, Mr. Hoffman has compiled  the following selections in an Elementary Christmas Favorites Album.

  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Here We Come A-Wassailing
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • The First Noel
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Carol of the Bells
  • Joy to the World
  • Angels We Have Heard on High

Christmas Favorites for Piano Late Elementary Level

Students in units 9-11 will enjoy learning even more holiday tunes in Christmas Favorites for Piano, Late Elementary Level album:

  • Deck the Halls
  • Away In a Manger
  • Jingle Bells
  • Up on the Housetop
  • Silent Night
  • What Child Is This?
  • Carol of the Bells
  • The Holly and the Ivy

Additionally, Hoffman Academy offers video tutorials that teach how to play Christmas piano music favorites. Each video lasts about fifteen minutes, and shows you everything you need to start playing a new holiday song. Check out our Popular Songs page, where you’ll find the videos for Up on the Housetop, Carol of the Bells, Let It Snow, Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Joy to the World, Frosty the Snowman, and I Saw Three Ships. For many of these songs, you can find sheet music in the Hoffman Academy Store. For popular songs, like Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, you can challenge yourself to learn the song by ear.

Our Christmas Piano Music Theory Packet also brings seasonal fun to music learning. Your young pianist can “jingle all the way” through 18 pages of music theory practice. Hoffman Academy provides one version for students in units 1-4 and students in units 5-8.

Ready to download your Christmas Favorites packet? All the downloads in our store are free for our Premium members.

Jingle Bells

Did you know that “Jingle Bells” started off as a Thanksgiving song? It was originally published in 1857 to ring in the snowy weather in November, which makes it a great piano piece to kick off the season. You can learn more about the history of Jingle Bells here – or you can jump right into playing!  

“Jingle Bells” is a great first Christmas song for piano players who are just starting on their musical journey. The chorus is familiar and can be played in only five notes. For pianists ready for a challenge, we also offer Easy and Intermediate levels tutorials and sheet music for this song. 

Carol of the Bells

This energetic Christmas song is based on a traditional Ukrainian folk song. Although we sing it now at Christmas, the original song from Ukraine is about birds returning home in the spring.  The repetitive rhythm sounds a bit like Christmas bells ringing while the snow swirls – or perhaps like the song of a flock of birds returning home.

The repeated use of simple finger patterns in the melody make this song a quick one to learn. Once you’ve learned the patterns, you’ll be able to play the whole song!

Joy to the World

The Christmas Carol “Joy to the World” is over 300 years old – and there is a bit of mystery surrounding the tune. The melody of the carol that we know today was notated by Lowell Mason, who claimed it was from a song called  “Antioch” by George Friederich Handel – but no historian has actually found the original copy of “Antioch”.

This easy piano arrangement will lift your spirits and bring holiday joy to your piano playing. 

Silent Night

Perhaps one of the most lovely Christmas carols, this song features a gentle rocking melody.  It is a holiday carol commonly sung the night before Christmas. Silent Night is also deeply connected to peace through the famous Christmas Truce in World War I, when young German and English soldiers laid down their weapons and sang Silent Night together from their separate trenches.

The video above is for our Super Easy piano tutorial for Silent Night. If you need a different level, you can also check out our Beginner and Intermediate arrangements of Silent Night.

Deck the Halls

“Deck the Halls” is a delightful Christmas song to play on the piano! With our playful easy arrangement, you’ll have friends and family singing along in no time. “Deck the Halls” is the only song on our Christmas list that’s a New Year’s song too – so you have all 12 days of Christmas to celebrate the season with this piece. 

Ready to get the sheet music for a variety of popular Christmas piano music? All the downloads in our store, including our Christmas Favorites for Piano collections, are free for Premium members.


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