Basics and Joyful Repertoire

Christmas comes every year, so this book is handy to buy if you don't have one yet.

This book is a lead sheet, so we can explore different kinds of accompaniment, from very simple to more complex depending on our experience in playing the piano.

Here are some Christmas songs/ folk/pop songs; as well as some pieces from the method books.

Some songs are simply timeless and not only for beginners.

Repertoire ideas:



Marry had a little lamb

Doremi/Zee (C) lied (Hal Leonard)

Jingle Bell

Jingle Bell Rocks

Happy Birthday to you - Oonvoorzichtig (Hal Leonard)

Sintemarteen Mik Mak, Sinterklaas Kapoenje, Sinterklaasje Bonne Bonne Bonne

N o e l

Zie Ginds komt de Stoomboot

Oh, Denneboom / Oh, Christmas Tree

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


Lang zal hij/zij leven

Allegretto 1 (Suzuki book 1)

Mazurka (Joy of the First Year Piano),

Waltz Pantomime (Schaum),

Italian Song (Tjaikovsky's Youth Album)

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer - Dixieland Jam, Vliegende Tapijt (Hal Leonard)

The Clown (Kabalevsky)

Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Long, Long Ago, Christmas Secrets (Suzuki book 1)

The Merry Cossacks, Sea Chantey, Sailors Dance, Squabble (Joy of the FIrst year piano)

Stille Nacht / Silent Night - Rupsen Waltz (Hal Leonard Lesboek) - 3/4 beat, the same motives



White Christmas


What a wonderful world

Scarborough Fair

Last Christmas (Wham!)

All I want for Christmas is you (Mariah Carey)