The most beautiful Christmas songs for piano (+100 new ones)

The most beautiful Christmas songs for piano (+100 new ones)

Celebrate the festive season with sheet music of unforgettable music for every piano skill level and any taste in music (Traditional, Jazz, Pop, Classical,...).
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Christmas with (sheet) music will …

  • … put you into a contemplative mood
    What would the most important family festivity be without a Christmas tree, presents, or a crib - and without Christmas songs & carols? While they started out as religious music, many of them simply describe the joys of the season (“Jingle Bells”).
  • … help you enjoy party & celebration
    Very popular at Christmas parties: Mariah Carey’s (“All I Want for Christmas is You”), George Michael’s (“Last Christmas”) and other stars’ big Christmas hits.
  • …let you appreciate company & community
    When days are short and nights are long, community takes center stage. Baking cookies, celebrating advent or going to the Christmas fair - those gregarious activities are impossible to imagine without atmospheric music.
  • ... make you relax & remember
    During the festive season people stream more music than ever. We relax, listening to the sounds of much-loved classic hits that evoke memories of good old times.

Which Christmas music is perfect for you and your piano?

  • Musical note
    Traditional
    You like to accompany your family when they (or all of you) sing ceremoniously? Try - Silent Night - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - I Saw Three Ships - Jingle Bells
  • Musical note
    Jazz
    You like to create a special mood with your Christmas music. Try - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - White Christmas - Santa Baby - Winter Wonderland
  • Musical note
    Pop
    Christmas is the season for celebration, party, and fun to you? Try - Last Christmas - Driving Home for Christmas - We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Surprise your family and friends with self-played Christmas songs!

  • The most beautiful Christmas presents are self-made, and given with a loving heart. Long before mankind had invented writing and letters, stories and traditions were sung, and thus passed on throughout the generations. Give your loved ones an emotional community experience to remember for the rest of their lives!
  • Being exposed to music that you have no control over - like in a shopping center - is a stressor. In contrast, making music together, or actively listening to live music has a charm that hardly any other (physical) present can achieve.

Frequently asked questions

  • I am a beginner. Which Christmas songs could I play?
    There are very easy arrangements for the most popular Christmas songs like “Silent Night”. You’ll be able to learn them quickly, and they still sound great. Carols are created in a way they don’t need elaborate accompaniment. On OKTAV, each piece of music has got a level number telling you which skill level you need to be able to play it. If you are a total beginner, play the voice melody and sing along. Often, giving singers some orientation with an instrument can be a good start in music.
  • In how many languages do Christmas songs exist?
    There are more than 10.000 Christmas songs around the globe. “Silent Night” alone, the most popular song ever, has been translated into 13 languages. “O Christmas Tree” has been translated into several languages. Apart and beyond that, every culture has its own Christmas songs - like “Joy to the World” for the English-speaking world, or French “Il est né le divin enfant”, or the Italian “Dormi, dormi bel bambin”, or the Polish “Lulajże, Jezuniu”. The message and the metaphors used are always similar - the sleeping child, people’s (and animals’) joy over the birth of Christ, and the invitation to celebrate the birth.
  • How can I include the whole family using sheet music for Christmas songs?
    Piano sheet music is arranged for either piano or piano & voice. So the easiest thing is to accompany while your loved ones sing. But that’s not all! Try to play the vocal part with a recorder or whistle, or the bass part with a double bass. Often you’ll find chord symbols above the arrangements, so a guitarist could also play along with you.
  • How do I prepare Christmas music with as little stress as possible?
    How about creating a list containing all the songs you want to be able to play until Christmas? Then set aside a certain amount of time each day to practice - shorter and more often is better! Don’t forget finger exercises. Right before the celebration: Print out a sufficient amount of lyric sheets. This will help everyone singing along with you.