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In case you're looking for the tab/chords/sheet music/lyrics to some of the "old standards," to play with your own touch, here is a good list to start with. "A Baby Just Like You" John Denver - Rocky Mountain Christmas. BMG Entertainment This Christmas song is originally by John Denver in his 1979 A Christmas Together album. It speaks of a Christmas baby, retelling the joys of this season. LyricsGuitar Chords "Angels We Have Heard On High" Liz Story - The Gift. Windham Hill Records The popular traditional religious Christmas carol "Angels We Have Heard on High" was originally a traditional French carol known as "Les Anges dans nos Campagnes," which translates literally to "The Angels in our Countryside." Guitar Chords & Lyrics Top 10 Versions of "Angels We Have Heard on High" by Christian Artists and Bands "Away in a Manger" Casting Crowns - Peace On Earth. Reunion Records The first publication of "Away in a Manger" was in 1885 in a Lutheran Sunday school book by James R. Murray. LyricsGuitar Chords "Carol of the Bells" Sandi Patty - O Holy Night. Word Records "Carol of the Bells" is also known as the "Ukrainian Bell Carol." It was first performed in the United States on October 5, 1921, at Carnegie Hall. Guitar TabLyrics Top 10 Classic Christmas Songs by Christian and Gospel Artists "Deck the Halls" Relient K - Let It Snow...Let It Reindeer. EMI/Capital "Deck the Halls" is based on an old Welsh tune from the 1700s. The words were added in America in 1903. LyricsGuitar Tab "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Third Day - Christmas Offerings. Courtesy of: Provident Music Group Written in October 1962 by husband and wife Noël Regney (lyrics) and Gloria Shayne Baker (music), this song was a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Lyrics & Guitar Chords "Frosty the Snowman" Travis Cottrell - Ring The Bells. Indelible Creative Group "Frosty The Snowman" was written by Walter "Jack" Rollins and Steve Nelson, and was first recorded in 1950 by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys. LyricsGuitar Chords "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" Jim Brickman - The Hymns & Carols Of Christmas. Spring Hill Music Group The traditional religious Christmas carol "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" was sung for centuries before being first published in Britain in 1833. LyricsChords Top 10 Versions of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by Christian Artists and Bands "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" Jim Brickman - The Hymns & Carols Of Christmas. Spring Hill Music Group Slow and solemn, the original music played with "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" was different from the current version, and that was how the song was played for over a hundred years. LyricsGuitar Chords Top 10 Versions of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" by Christian Artists and Bands "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" Relient K - Let It Snow...Let It Reindeer. EMI/Capital "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" was first published in 1943. It was made popular by Judy Garland when she sang this song to Margaret O'Brien in the 1944 musical, Meet Me In St. Louis. LyricsGuitar Chords "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" A Motown Christmas. Motown Written in the 1950s by Tommie Connor, this song was actually banned for a time by the Catholic Church for mixing Christmas with sex. LyricsGuitar Chords "I Saw Three Ships" Kevin Max - Holy Night. Northern Records "I Saw Three Ships" is a traditional Christmas carol from England written in the 17th century. The classic 1935 film version of David Copperfield featured the song, helping make it more popular in the United States. LyricsGuitar Chords "I'll Be Home for Christmas" BarlowGirl - Home For Christmas. Fervent Records/Word "I'll Be Home for Christmas" was written by Walter Kent and James "Kim" Gannon in 1943. It was recorded by Bing Crosby and quickly became one of the most popular Christmas carols in the U.S. LyricsGuitar Chords "Jingle Bell Rock" pureNRG - A pureNRG Christmas. Fervent Records/Word "Jingle Bell Rock" was written by Joe Beal & Jim Boothe, and was first recorded in 1957 by Bobby Helms. It has sold over 100 million copies. LyricsGuitar Chords "Jingle Bells" Michael W. Smith - Christmastime. Reunion Records "Jingle Bells" was written by James Pierpoint in 1857 for children in his Sunday School class celebrating Thanksgiving. It was so popular, it was repeated at Christmas. Lyrics & Guitar Chords "Joy to the World" John P. Kee & The New Life Community Choir - A Special Christmas Gift. Zomba Recording With lyrics written by Isaac Watts, the music was adapted and arranged by Lowell Mason from an older melody, which had some parts originally from Handel. Lyrics & Guitar Tab "Merry Christmas Darling" Ultimate Christmas Hits, Vol. 2. Curb Records "Merry Christmas, Darling" was written by Richard Carpenter and Frank Pooler. It was originally recorded by The Carpenters in 1970. LyricsGuitar Chords "Nuttin' For Christmas" Relient K - Let It Snow...Let It Reindeer. EMI/Capital "Nuttin' For Christmas" was written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett. It became a hit during the 1955 Christmas season. LyricsGuitar Chords "O Come All Ye Faithful" Kirk Franklin & The Family - Christmas. Gospocentric The music composition has been attributed to various people including John Wade, John Reading, and Simao Portogallo. The earliest existing manuscript shows the words as well as the tune, and lists John Wade as both writer and composer. Guitar Chords & Lyrics Top 10 Versions of "O Come All Ye Faithful" by Christian Artists and Bands "O Holy Night" Newsong - The Christmas Shoes. Reunion Records On Christmas Eve, 1906, Canadian inventor Reginald Fessenden broadcasted the first AM radio program and played "O Holy Night" on the violin, making the popular carol the first piece of music to be broadcast on radio. Guitar Chords & Lyrics Top 10 Versions of "O Holy Night" by Christian Artists and Bands "Once in Royal David's City" Mary Chapin Carpenter - Come Darkness, Come Light: Twelve Songs of Christmas. Zoe Records This carol, originally a poem written by Cecil Frances Alexander, was set to music by H.J. Gauntlett a year after it was first published. LyricsGuitar Chords "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" Point of Grace - Tennessee Christmas - a Holiday Collection. Word "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" was written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie and was first sung on Eddie Cantor's radio show in November 1934. Lyrics & Guitar Chords "Silent Night" Chris Rice - Living Room Sessions Christmas. Rocketown Records "Silent Night" has been translated into over 300 languages and dialects. It is the song that was sung simultaneously in English and German by troops fighting in WWI during the Christmas truce of 1914. Top 10 Versions of "Silent Night" by Christian Artists and Bands "Silver Bells" Take 6 - We Wish You A Merry Christmas. Word Records "Silver Bells," written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, was introduced to America by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell in 1951 in a movie called The Lemon Drop Kid. Lyrics & Guitar Chords "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)" Diamond Rio - A Diamond Rio Christmas, The Star Still Shines. Word Written by vocalist Mel Tormé and Bob Wells, "The Christmas Song" the song was written during an extremely hot summer in an attempt to “stay cool by thinking cool." "The First Noel" John P. Kee & The New Life Community Choir - A Special Christmas Gift. Zomba Recording The traditional religious Christmas carol "The First Noel" is generally thought to be English, dating back as early as the 13th century, but more likely being from the 16th century. Guitar Chords & Lyrics Top 10 Versions of "The First Noel" by Christian Artists and Bands "The Twelve Days of Christmas" Scarlet Rivera & Eric Rigler - Silent Night. Vanilla OMP "The Twelve Days of Christmas" first appeared in England in 1780 in a children's book called Mirth Without Mischief. Some say that it was written as a catechism song to help young Catholics learn the tenets of their faith during a time when being Catholic could get you imprisoned or killed. Lyrics & Guitar Chords "White Christmas" David Phelps - O Holy Night... A Live Christmas Celebration. Word Records "White Christmas" was written in 1940 by a Irving Berlin for the 1942 movie "Holiday Inn" starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. Guitar Tab "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch" Go Fish - More Than A Story. Inpop Records "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" was written by Dr. Seuss to go with the TV special How the Grinch Stole Christmas.