The Ultimate Christmas Piano Playlist: Top 10 Revealed!
December 13, 2022 | Author:
James Grey | Category: Holidays
Time for some Christmas Piano music!
It's that time of year again, when holiday music fills the air and brings cheer to all who hear it.
And what better way to get into the spirit than with some festive piano music? If you're a pianist, you may be looking for some festive pieces to add to your repertoire. Here are the top 10 most popular Christmas pieces for piano as viewed by visitors to 8notes.com, counting down from ten to one.
10. The 12 Days of Christmas10. The 12 Days of Christmas
The 12 Days of Christmas a classic Christmas carol that's fun to play and sing along to. Its origins are a bit of a mystery, but it is believed to have originated in England in the 18th century.
9. Silent Night9. Silent Night
Silent Night - a beautiful and peaceful melody that's perfect for a quiet evening at home. This song was composed in Austria in 1818, and it quickly became popular around the world. It was even sung by soldiers during a brief ceasefire on the front lines of World War
8. Away in a Manger8. Away in a Manger
- another gentle, lullaby-like tune that will transport you to the stable where Jesus was born. This song is believed to have been written by American theologian James R. Murray in the 19th century, though the exact origins are unclear.
7. O Come All Ye Faithful7. O Come All Ye Faithful
This one's a bit more rousing - a joyous and triumphant hymn that's sure to lift your spirits. This song was originally written in Latin in the 18th century, and it was later translated into English. It has been a favorite of church choirs and carolers ever since.
6. Hark the Herald Angels Sing6. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
The same could be said of this festive and energetic song that will have your friends and family singing along in full voice. This song was written by Charles Wesley
in the 18th century.
5. Joy to the World5. Joy to the World
A joyful and uplifting tune that will bring a smile to your face. This song was written by Isaac Watts in the 18th century, and it is based on Psalm 98 from the Bible.
4. Jingle Bells4. Jingle Bells
At number four, we have the ever popular Jingle Bells - a popular Christmas song that was written by James Lord Pierpont in 1857. And as a bonus, why not try out the Jingle Bells Boogie
by our very own composer in residence,
3. We Wish You a Merry Christmas3. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Next up at number three, We Wish You a Merry Christmas
- a traditional English carol that dates back to the 16th century. It is known for its lively melody and cheerful lyrics, which express the singers' desire for a happy holiday season. The song has become a popular Christmas carol and is often sung by carolers and at holiday gatherings.
2. Carol of the Bells2. Carol of the Bells
At Number two, and a relative newcomer on the chart, Carol of the Bells
- This atmospheric tune was composed by Mykola Leontovych in 1916, but became popular after new English lyrics were added. It famously featured in the film Home Alone. Read more about the poignant story behind Carol of the Bells here
1. O Holy Night1. O Holy Night
And finally our number 1 spot is O Holy Night
- a beautiful ballad composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847, also known by its original French title, Cantique de Noel.
Whether you're a seasoned pianist or just starting out, these five Christmas pieces are sure to add some festive cheer to your holiday repertoire. So why not give them a try and see for yourself? Happy holidays!