November 14, 2023 – Live Lesson: Top 3 Christmas Songs for Ukulele

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    Live Stream: Tuesday, November 14th at 3:00pm ET (check your local time zone)


    Hi guys! We are back with Live Lesson EP060! This month’s topic is: Top 3 Christmas Songs for Ukulele!

    In this session, Matt shares three of his favorite Christmas songs to play on the ukulele. He’ll also share some tips to help you learn your favorite songs this holiday season.

    This month’s topic should stir up some great questions! So please post all you have below and I hope you join us for the live stream. 🙂



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    Noooo, it seems early for Christmas music, but it really isn’t at all. 😂😭

    My top three favorites are:

    1. Santa, Baby
    2. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
    3. 85% of Christmas songs they play in grocery stores

    Oh wait, those are actually the songs that instantly fill me with rage when I hear them, got my lists mixed up. 😅😉😒

    My real list is:

    1. Silent Night
    2. O Holy Night
    3. Carol of the Bells

    I guess I am kind of a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas music, sorry for that. Oh well. 😂


    Pretty funny TBB…
    Enjoy some of the more modern songs but I’ll stick with a few of traditional hymns.
    Wassail song
    O holy night
    O little town Bethlehem
    Come all ye faithful
    Away in the manger
    It came upon midnight clear
    What child is this
    Angels we have headed on high
    I know it’s more than 3 ☺️

    Wouldn’t mine few children tunes to play with them.
    Good discussion Louisa


    @leb397, that’s a really good list! Angels We Have Heard On High would sound lovely on uke. I think Rock Class 101 did an arr of that one maybe?

    I do also like a few modern Christmas songs, like Jingle Bell Rock, but I think I just associate a lot of those with annoying Christmas ads and things. 😅 Some are fun though.

    A very alternative Christmas song could be “March of the Toreadors,” because nothing says Christmas like bullfighting and homicidal Chuck E. Cheese monsters. 😂


    Not sure if it counts as a Xmas song but I would love to learn and play Last Christmas by Wham! sometime.

    Speaking of it, does anyone know where to find this month’s live lesson recording? I don’t think @andrew has posted it yet. Does anyone know ?


    Hi Nelson, I held off on releasing it last week since it opened up with Matt playing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” which was the lesson we released on Friday. It’ll be up this week, probably Wednesday.

    We have a lesson on “Last Christmas.” It came out last year 🙂

    – We’ve done that one too.


    @Andrew, sweet! Thank you! I thought I remembered seeing that here. I think it stuck in my mind because Katie’s singing was so beautiful in that lesson. 😊

    I also immediately figured out a simple arr. of that one stealing Matt’s riff (?) from Deck the Halls because it sounded so amazing. 😅

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