Easy Ukulele Christmas Songs

There’s no better occasion than Christmas to flaunt your ukulele mastery to your friends and family. Only on such occasions, everyone gathers round to enjoy some pleasant time together. So, why not amaze them with your skill? The best surprise would be if you play some Christmas songs on your ukulele that everyone knows!

In no time you’ll see everyone is singing along with you! To make this happen, you should start practicing the Christmas songs right away so that you get fully prepared before Christmas arrives. For your convenience, here we’ve rounded up 5 easy ukulele Christmas songs below. Gear up buddy!

1. Jingle Bells 

‘Jingle Bells’ happens to be the best song to welcome Christmas. Learning Christmas songs on the ukulele should start with this one. On top, you can ace it with just four basic chords.  

G                                             C

Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh,

Am                 D7                   G

O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way.

C

Bells on bob-tails ring, making spirits bright,

Am           G               D7               G      D7

What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight. Oh!

Chorus:

G

Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way!

C             G

O what fun it is to ride

A7                  D7

In a one-horse open sleigh, hey!

G

Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way!

C             G

O what fun it is to ride

D7                  G

In a one-horse open sleigh

G                                    C

a day or two ago, I thought I’d take a ride

Am              D7                      G

And soon Miss Fanny Bright was seated by my side

C

The horse was lean and lank, Misfortune seemed his lot

Am         G                D7             G    D7

We ran into a drifted bank and there we got upsot. Oh!

G                                C

a day or two ago, the story I must tell

Am              D7                    G

I went out on the snow and on my back I fell

C

a gent was riding by in a one-horse open sleigh

Am            G              D7                G      D7

He laughed at me as I there lay but quickly drove away.  Oh!

G                                           C

Now the ground is white, go it while you’re young

Am              D7                           G

Take the girls along and sing this sleighing song

C

Just bet a bobtailed bay, Two forty as his speed

Am              G               D7                     G     D7

Hitch him to an open sleigh and crack! You’ll take the lead. Oh!

2. Silent Night 

“Silent Night” is another widely popular Christmas song that turns out to be very easy for the ukulele. It only involves three basic chords.

C            C

Silent night, holy night

G            C

All is calm, all is bright

F               C

Round yon Virgin Mother and Child

F             C

Holy Infant so tender and mild

G7                C

Sleep in heavenly peace

C       G7       C

Sleep in heavenly peace

C            C

Silent night, holy night!

G               C

Shepherds quake at the sight

F                  C

Glories stream from heaven afar

F                  C

Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!

G7                     C

Christ, the Saviour is born

C          G7         C

Christ, the Saviour is born

C            C

Silent night, holy night

G           C

Son of God, love’s pure light

F                 C

Radiant beams from Thy holy face

F               C

With the dawn of redeeming grace

G7                  C

Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth

C     G7           C

Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth

3. White Christmas 

Christmas doesn’t seem like Christmas until someone play “White Christmas”. So, why not you do the honor? Here’s the cords for you. 

G                 Am         D

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

C              D7             G

Just like the ones I used to know

G                                 C

Where the tree tops glisten and children listen

G         Am                 D7       D

To hear sleigh bells in the snow

G                  Am        D

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

C           D7                G

With every Christmas card I write

G                          C

May your days be merry and bright

C       G          D7          G

And may all your Christmases be white

Also Read: How to Play Happy Birthday On Ukulele

4. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Kids to adults everyone loves to sing “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” on Christmas Eve. Finding their favorite tune on your ukulele would take their joy to another level. 

C          Bm7        Am7         G

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen

C         Bm7       Am7        G

Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen

Em           A

But do you recall

A7                 D7

The most famous reindeer of all

Chorus:

G

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

D

Had a very shiny nose

D

And if you ever saw it

G

You would even say it glows

G

All of the other reindeer

D

Used to laugh and call him names

D

They never let poor Rudolph

G

Play in any reindeer games

C              G

Then one foggy Christmas Eve

C             G

Santa came to say

D

Rudolph with your nose so bright

A7                 D7

Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight

G

Then how the reindeer loved him

D

As they shouted out with glee

D

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

G

You’ll go down in history

Also Read: How to Play Somewhere Over the Rainbow on the Ukulele

Last Christmas

Hiding a deeper meaning, the song “Last Christmas” cherished to be one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time. Try this one out too.

C

Last Christmas I gave you my heart

Am                Am7

But the very next day you gave it away

Dm

This year to save me from tears

G                  G7

I’ll give it to someone special.

C

Once bitten and twice shy

Am

I keep my distance but you still catch my eye

Dm

Tell me baby do you recognize me?

G

Well it’s been a year it doesn’t surprise me

C

I wrapped it up and sent it

Am

With a note saying “I love you” I meant it

Dm

Now I know what a fool I’ve been

G

But if you kissed me now I know you’d fool me again

C

A crowded room friends with tired eyes

Am

I’m hiding from you and your soul of ice

Dm

My god I thought you were someone to rely on

G

Me? I guess I was a shoulder to cry on

C

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart

Am

A man under cover but you tore me apart

Dm

Now I’ve found a real love (now I’ve found)

G

You’ll never fool me again

C

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart

Am

A man under cover buy you tore him apart

Dm

Maybe next year I’ll give it to someone

G

I’ll give it to someone special

Final Thoughts

This article equips cords of the 5 most easy ukulele Christmas songs. With a sheer focus and practice, you’ll be able to master these in no time! So, let your ukulele make the next Christmas Eve musical and make everyone stare in awe at you. Good Luck!

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