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Christmas Rock Song Chords
Last Updated on Monday, 12 December 2011 01:21
Written by Jeff from
Monday, 12 December 2011 01:18
Here is a collection of chords for Christmas songs that sound particularly good on electric guitar, or in a full-band setting. You’ll find a mix of classic Christmas Carols here, and new songs written by rock artists.

1. Christmas (by U2)

u2 christmas

Subtitled “Baby Please Come Home”, this song was actually first recorded by Darlene Love, but was made famous by a U2 version recorded in 1987.

2. Father Christmas (by The Kinks)

This Christmas song was written and recorded by the UK band The Kinks in 1977. It’s got a punk feel, and would work well in a full band setting.

3. Jingle Bell Rock (Bobby Helms)

jingle bell rock bobby helms

This may be more rockabilly than rock and roll, but the intro to Jingle Bell Rock is one that every electric guitar player should learn.

4. Run Rudolph Run (Chuck Berry)

run rudolph run chuck berry

This popular Chuck Berry Christmas song is simply a 12-bar blues shuffle in C with the intro lick to Johnny B Goode.

5. Merry Christmas Baby (Bruce Springsteen)

merry christmas baby bruce springsteen

You may know this song through the versions recorded by Elvis, Bruce Springsteen, or (my personal favorite) Otis Redding.

6. Christmas Wrapping (The Waitresses)

christmas wrapping the waitresses

Recorded in 1981, this peppy Christmas song has a pretty seriously funky bassline, which unfortunately is not included in the guitar tab.

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