Update Christmas tree Songs Explained

Wow! Our Chordify community has spoken. More than 10500 people voted for our poll on which Christmas song we should explain. And the winner of our Christmas tree Songs Explained is… “Jingle Bells“.

Original article

It feels like the summer’s just ended, but with only a few weeks to go, we definitely have to start thinking about the holiday season. Especially what we’re going to slide under the Christmas tree. Or maybe more importantly, what we’re going to jam next to that same old tree. That’s why we’re giving you the chance to vote for a great holiday season song which we can explain in great detail.

Songs for the Christmas tree

Piano players, ukulele tigers, and axe swinging barbarians, may we have your attention please! Are you familiar with that feeling where you have a great idea of what you should have done in advance at the moment that you actually have to do it? Yeah that kind of sucks, doesn’t it?

Well, not this time, because we give you the chance to think in advance which special holiday season song you’d like to learn so we can explain it to you in our Songs Explained Christmas Special. This way you’ll be prepared for the moment when all lights are dimmed, and the family conversation kind of dies out. When that happens…that’s your cue to grab your instrument and fill the silence with sweet, sweet sounds of music next to that Christmas tree.

Choose wisely

In this article we’ll present to you the contenders. This way you don’t have to deep-dive into childhood memories to look for songs that you might think sound great, but actually are way too difficult to jam along with. Give our three suggestions a good listen, think it through — or don’t do all these things, and just vote for a random option.

Either way, the song with the most votes will be surgically dismantled by our music prodigy Kirill. He will break it down to the basics so you can learn to play it in no time. That’s a promise.

Contender number 1 – We Wish You A Merry Christmas 

Let’s hit it off with a classic. Yeah, “We Wish You Merry Christmas” may sound profound, and heavenly difficult, but actually it’s pretty basic. We get it, Bing Crosby has that old school vibe which may sound hard to replicate. On the other hand, this song in itself contains the spirit of the holiday season for lots of people. You can’t really go wrong with your own interpretation of “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”.

Contender number 2 – Deck the Halls

Let’s keep the holiday vibes as high as possible, shall we. This next gem is a guaranteed hit when your family and friends are getting sleepy after a good old Christmas meal. “Deck the Halls” has it all, a catchy melody and a heck of chorus. Who doesn’t want to sing: “Lalalalalalaaaaa”? ‘Tis the season to be jolly after all.

Contender number 3 – Jingle Bells

We started this article with two Christmas tree classics, so let’s conclude it with a third one. Just like “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”, this song contains for many the spirit of the holiday season. It reminds us of an old man creeping down chimneys, flying reindeers called Rudolf, elves, bells, snow… You name it, “Jingle Bells”’s got it! 

So how about you make up your mind and start scrolling up and down this list of fine holiday tunes. Take your time, but don’t overthink it. Just let us know which holiday song you would like us to explain to you for piano, ukulele, and guitar so that this year you will stand ready when the time comes, and the Christmas tree welcomes the sound of your holiday spirit. Happy jamming!

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Teo creates content, which means he writes, a lot, about music, and all things interesting. When it comes to jamming, his weapon of choice is the bass guitar.