Christmas Cheer: Volume 4 Songbook

Light up your holiday season and delight audiences with ten thoughtfully arranged intermediate solos by Jennifer Eklund. Includes favorites like "Blue Christmas," "One Little Christmas Tree," "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)," and "Merry Christmas, Darling."

This post is part five of the Christmas Cheer Songbook Series.
Christmas Cheer: Volume 4 Songbook

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Christmas Cheer: Volume 4

The following ten songs are included in Christmas Cheer: Volume 4. These are all available as separate singles, but you get the most value by purchasing the whole collection. All of these arrangements are appropriate for intermediates and up!

  1. Blue Christmas
  2. The Christmas Waltz
  3. Fairytale of New York
  4. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
  5. Feliz Navidad
  6. Merry Christmas (Elton John & Ed Sheeran)
  7. One Little Christmas Tree
  8. Merry Christmas, Darling
  9. That’s Christmas to Me (Pentatonix)
  10. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

🎹 Watch a performance of the entire collection:

“The Christmas Song” is a classic holiday song famously performed by Nat King Cole. Also known by its opening line “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,” the song was written by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells. Nat King Cole’s version, released in 1946, is widely regarded as the definitive rendition of the song and has become a timeless holiday favorite.

Nat King Cole’s smooth and velvety voice, paired with the song’s cozy and nostalgic lyrics, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that perfectly captures the essence of Christmas. The song’s opening lines paint a vivid picture of a festive scene with chestnuts roasting and carolers singing, instantly transporting listeners to a cozy holiday setting. The combination of Cole’s rich vocals and the song’s lush orchestral arrangement has made it a quintessential Christmas tune that continues to evoke feelings of comfort and holiday cheer.

Nat King Cole’s version of “The Christmas Song” has remained enduringly popular since its release. It’s a song that is often associated with the holiday season and is played on the radio, in stores, and at festive gatherings year after year. Cole’s rendition has become a symbol of Christmas and is fondly remembered as a classic that brings warmth and joy to the hearts of people during the holiday season.

“That’s Christmas to Me” is a song by the a cappella group Pentatonix, featured as the title track of their holiday album released in 2014. The song was written by Pentatonix members Kevin Olusola and Scott Hoying, along with Martin Johnson. “That’s Christmas to Me” captures the sentimental and joyful essence of the holiday season.

The song’s lyrics reflect on the simple and heartwarming moments that define the holiday season for many people. It paints a picture of cherished memories, such as gathering with loved ones, sharing love and laughter, and enjoying the festive atmosphere of Christmas. The song’s melody and harmonies evoke a sense of nostalgia and warmth, making it a popular addition to holiday playlists.

“That’s Christmas to Me” has become one of Pentatonix’s most recognized songs, known for its catchy melody and the group’s signature vocal arrangements. The song’s heartfelt message and relatable lyrics have resonated with audiences, contributing to its widespread appeal during the holiday season.

“Merry Christmas” is a collaborative holiday song performed by English singer-songwriters Ed Sheeran and Elton John. The song was released on December 3, 2021, through Asylum and Atlantic Records. It appears on the Christmas edition of Elton John’s collaborative album “The Lockdown Sessions” and was originally part of the Christmas edition of Ed Sheeran’s fifth studio album, ”=” (Equals). The song was co-written by Sheeran and John, along with its producer, Steve Mac. It entered the UK Singles Chart at number one during the week of December 10, 2021, marking Sheeran’s twelfth chart-topper and John’s ninth number-one single in the UK. The song also reached number one in several other countries, including Ireland, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

The collaboration between Ed Sheeran and Elton John on “Merry Christmas” marked Sheeran’s first official Christmas song. The song’s release was announced by both artists in November 2021, and they revealed that the proceeds from the song’s UK sales would be donated to the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The official music video, released alongside the song, pays homage to iconic scenes from British Christmas hits, featuring references to Love Actually and other holiday classics. The song’s warm and festive feel, coupled with the star power of Sheeran and John, contributed to its success, making it a popular addition to the holiday music canon.

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Jennifer Eklund
Written by Jennifer Eklund
Jennifer Eklund holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music from California State University, Long Beach. She is an avid arranger, composer, and author of the Piano Pronto® method books series as well as a wide variety of supplemental songbooks. She is also a Signature Artist with with a large catalog of popular music titles for musicians of all levels.


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