The Best Piano Tunes for Christmas
If there’s something we all love about Christmas, it has to be the music.
Everyone loves singing along to a Christmas carol or belting out their favourite festive song on the piano. If someone in your household plays the acoustic or electric piano, why not host a family Christmas concert? We’ve listed some of our favourite songs to play during Christmas time, including some traditional favourites and modern classics.
Favourite Family Sing-a-Longs
There’s just something heartwarming about gathering the family around the grand piano for an old-fashioned sing-a-long. If someone in your family plays the piano, Christmas is the perfect time to bond over a shared love of music.
Choose a few upbeat Christmas favourites that will get the whole family singing along. Try Frosty the Snowman or Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for some traditional fun. For something more contemporary that young and old will enjoy, try out Jingle Bell Rock or Santa Baby. It’s okay if some family members don’t know the lyrics, half the fun is making them up!
Christmas Pop Songs
While traditional Christmas carols are great to sing along to, there’s nothing wrong with something a little more modern. Pop and rock singers have released a lot of contemporary festive tunes. Some of our favourites include Fairytale of New York by The Pogues, Santa Claus is Coming to Town by The Jackson 5, and Last Christmas by George Michael. Of course, we can’t forget everyone’s favourite Christmas pop song, Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You! After a few glasses of Christmas punch, you won’t be able to resist having a dance!
Music to Play on Christmas Day
Our memories are often closely linked to music, which is why Christmas songs can trigger feelings of happiness and excitement. To set the festive mood in your home, why not learn to play some Christmas classics?
Try some instrumental versions of Christmas carols for some lovely background music. Our favourites are We Three Kings and Away in a Manger.
It’s not for beginners, but Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker includes some of the most beautiful piano pieces for Christmas. Your local piano store should offer a great range of Christmas sheet music, so start practising now!
Best Christmas Songs for Newbies
Christmas is a great time for beginner piano players to show off their new skills. Why not gather the family around the upright piano and host a little concert? Thankfully, many Christmas songs are simple to play. Try out Jingle Bells, Let it Snow or Walking in a Winter Wonderland. Most beginners should be able to handle these Christmas classics with ease. For more festive tunes, take a trip to your nearest piano showroom and take a look through the sheet music on offer.