How to play 5 classic Christmas songs on guitar – with tab and chords

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Now that your belly is stuffed with turkey and pumpkin pie, it’s time to shift our attention to Christmas! In the spirit of the Axemas season, we’ve compiled a handful of select solo guitar arrangements of popular holiday/Christmas guitar songs.

There are alternate arrangements of two of the five Christmas guitar songs, and the tablature ranges from easy to intermediate, with all arrangements ideally suited for acoustic or clean-tone electric guitar. 

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Jimmy Brown

Over the past 30 years, Jimmy Brown has built a reputation as one of the world's finest music educators, through his work as a transcriber and Senior Music Editor for Guitar World magazine and Lessons Editor for its sister publication, Guitar Player. In addition to these roles, Jimmy is also a busy working musician, performing regularly in the greater New York City area. Jimmy earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies and Performance and Music Management from William Paterson University in 1989. He is also an experienced private guitar teacher and an accomplished writer.