Where to Find Free Printable Christmas Sheet Music

Updated October 29, 2019
Christmas sheet music

Whether you're planning a Christmas concert or want to play some live music for your family, free printable Christmas sheet music makes it easy to learn all your favorite Christmas carols. Look online for public domain Christmas songs, which typically include anything published before 1922 and will be free.

General Christmas Music Songs

At ChristmasMusicSongs.com you'll find a variety of Christmas carol arrangements for individual instruments and group ensembles. This Christmas sheet music site offers two ways to find free songs to download and print. You can click on the song from their list of over 30 classic carols or click on an image of the instrument, such as a violin, alto saxophone, recorder, or piano. Each song is in a PDF version when you click on the image of the sheet music. Available titles include:

  • Away in a Manger
  • The Holly and the Ivy
  • Jingle Bells
  • Silent Night
  • What Child Is This?
Two girls playing cello and saxophone at Christmas

International Music Score Library Project

Commonly referred to as IMSLP, the International Music Score Library Project is an online collection of free, public domain, sheet music. Their Christmas carols section features over 500 pieces of sheet music free to download. Available PDF titles are listed in alphabetical order and include classic English Christmas carols, modern Christmas songs, and Christmas music from different countries. Songs included are:

  • Bambino divino (Divine Baby)
  • Cantique de Noël (Christmas Carols)
  • A Christmas Dream
  • Ding Dong Merrily on High
  • The First Christmas
  • Gather Round the Christmas Tree

Sally DeFord Music

If Christian Christmas songs are what you are after, Sally DeFord Music has dozens of free sheet music downloads for a variety of instruments and groups. Start by choosing either the category of music such as "Christmas Piano" or "Christmas Choir." You can also sort the options by voicing types such as "Children" or "Piano Duet." All sheet music is in PDF format with titles like:

  • As Lately We Watched
  • A Carol to the King
  • The Cold December
  • The Rocking Carol

Free Piano Music!

Free Piano Music! categorizes their free piano Christmas sheet music by skill level to help you select the songs that best fit your abilities. Each section features a button to download the free PDF sheet music and one to play a free mp3 audio version of the song. The sheet music pages also include piano images at the top to show hand placement for beginners. This Christmas music online resource is ideal for students and titles include:

  • We Three Kings
  • Go Tell it on the Mountain
  • Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
  • Ave Maria
  • Hallelujah Chorus
Woman playing Christmas carols on a piano

Holiday Sheet Music for Piano or Organ

HolidaySheetMusic.net features both popular, classic Christmas songs and lesser known Christmas songs in PDF versions of sheet music that are free to download. All available sheet music PDFs include lyrics and music for vocals along with music for the piano or organ. Titles are arranged alphabetically making it easy to browse the site. Some of the 75 available songs are:

  • A Song for Christmas Eve
  • Carol of the Birds
  • The First Noel
  • Joy to the World
  • Sing We Noel

Take a Piano Sheet Music Break

You can find free Christmas piano sheet music for both classic Christmas songs and multi-cultural Christmas songs at Take a Piano Sheet Music Break. There are over 25 traditional Christmas English songs and nearly 10 Brazilian Christmas songs available in a PDF format of piano sheet music. Many include both music and lyrics on the same sheet. Songs you can download for piano only include:

  • Little Drummer Boy
  • O, Holy Night
  • Up on the Housetop
  • Boas Festas (Happy Holidays)
  • Papai Noel da Ceará Rádio Clube (Santa Claus from Ceara Radio Club)

Music Folk Play Hymns

String musicians can find free Christmas hymn guitar sheet music and arrangements for the mandolin, ukelele, and banjo at music-folk-play-hymns.com. With about 11 classic songs to choose from, you simply click on the instrument of your choice to download and print the PDF. All sheet music is in tab format and includes the lyrics. Available songs include:

  • Angels From the Realms of Glor
  • Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
  • We Three Kings
  • Wonderful Story of Love

Fiddlerman Christmas Sheet Music

Musicians who play the violin can find a selection of just over a dozen pieces of free Christmas sheet music for their instrument at Fiddlerman.com. Each free PDF of violin Christmas music includes the sheet music for the instrument only. Some songs have more than one available version and titles include:

  • Jingle Bells
  • O Christmas Tree
  • Deck the Halls
  • Greensleeves

Dulcimer Christmas Sheet Music

If you'll be playing the dulcimer this Christmas, Dulcimer.net has free, downloadable sheet music for over fifty holiday songs including classic and obscure titles. All versions of these Christmas songs are in tablature, or Tab, format. Most available songs feature two or more distinct version of the tune and they are listed in alphabetical order and come as a PDF you can download or print directly. Titles include:

  • Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Blue Christmas
  • Cherry Tree Carol
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Rock of Ages
  • Toyland
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Free Aged Sheet Music From Celebrating Holidays

If you're looking for Christmas sheet music to use in crafts or Christmas decorations, you can print aged sheet music from Celebrating Holidays. Each free PDF of beautiful vintage Christmas sheet music features the lyrics to the song, and the page is an antique brown color. There are four songs you can choose from:

  • Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
  • Joy to the World
  • Silent Night
  • What Child Is This?

The Gift of Free Christmas Sheet Music

Whether you need Christmas songs for preschool or sheet music to play in church, there are many great sites to download free sheet music for individual musicians, choirs, and musical ensembles of all sizes. Check Christmas sheet music sites for music that is legally free because it was composed by the website administrator or falls in the public domain. Many of these online resources can also help with finding Christmas song lyrics if desired.

Where to Find Free Printable Christmas Sheet Music