The Official Holiday Tab Thread


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Hey everyone- Happy Holidays! I thought it would be fun to have one thread with links to any festive songs tabbed out for the ukulele (on ukulele underground and otherwise) so those looking for holiday tabs this year and the years to come will have one place to find what's available. Seeso, Dominator, everyone else - thanks for allowing me to link to your pages. If anyone has a problem just let me know.

Unless otherwise noted, all songs are tabs/instrumental versions. I added links to chords when I thought it was a very cool version. I can add more chords upon request, but those seem to be easier to come by. If you were looking for chords, try these links to some ukulele Christmas chord songbooks: - A great site with lyrics and chord diagrams. Christmas Song Book.pdf - You'll need to browse through all their songs, but great site. Neat "medley" ideas (link at the top of the page). - Direct link to pdf file - Another direct link to pdf file

Also, notice the title is Holiday tab thread. At the moment they are all Christmas carols and songs, but should Hanukkah, New Years', or other songs be tabbed out, they will make the list as well.

Please let me know if I missed any. The list will be updated as more tabs are created.

That being said, here are the tabs:

Angels We Have Heard On High


alternative version:


Auld Lang Syne

Away In a Manger

a more complex version:

alternate version:

Baby, It's Cold Outside


Carol of the Bells


alternate tab:

Christmas Island


The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)



Deck the Halls


Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming)


The First Noel

God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

Hark The Herald Angels Sing

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas


Here Comes Santa Claus

taken from the end of this video:

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Jingle Bells

Let It Snow


play along:

Mele Kalikimaka

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Oh Du Fröhliche (click on the pdf)


O Little Town of Bethlehem

O Tannenbaum (Oh Christmas Tree)


Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

alternate link:

Santa Baby


Silent Night (Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht)

alternate tab:

alternate tab: (click on the pdf)


Silver Bells

Vom Himmel Hoch Da Komm Ich Her (click on the pdf)


What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)

an alternate version:

White Christmas:

alternate tab:
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No problem. I'm really into the whole "Christmas Spirit," haha. And I start getting it waaaay too early. I just figured that as long as I was going through old tabs and finding new ones, I may as well organize it and let others benefit from it as well. Enjoy!
great job on the list! you were very generous to do that. now if that ain't xmas spirit, then somebody punch deach in the junk! or just punch him anyway.

I hope you got small fists.
Thanks! That was a really nice thing to do.
I was focusing more on tabs accessible to anyone without strings attached (eg having to pay). Let us know how the book is if you end up getting it, though!
Thanks for keeping up the good work Seeso! Keep them coming! I added the link into the main post.


Thanks for the links! I posted the Alligator Boogaloo link in the foreword. It's laid out very nicely - definitely a must have for anyone looking for chords! I didn't realize at first that the version of Santa Baby you posted was uke specific - great find. Both have been added. Thanks!
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Here are some tabs for jingle bell rock
I know there's already chords out there for this, but I think these are more lead than rhythm.


It's not really the whole song, just a little part I stumbled upon while trying to learn the indiana jones theme
I've worked on Jingle Bell rock a little bit more. Nowhere near completion, but here it is:

I translated the intro to uke


And then I took what you had and bumped it up so it's in the same key as the original song.

csl-lady says "Thanks so much!!!!!

:)This is great. I just bought a ukulele today and have been playing up a storm thanks to this site! I love it. Great job!!!!!
thnx heaps this is very helpful!! i'm playing some carols on the radio 2moz and my old carols book is lost!... but this has saved me.. thnx everyone! and merry christmas!! :D

also happy Chanukah!.. happy Kwanzaa... and any other holidays i may have forgotten/don't know about! :)
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