10 BEST Holiday Songs for Guitar • Acoustic Tuesday 122

You need new holiday songs. Plain and simple. And although its almost Christmas, it’s never too late!

I’m tired of listening to the same holiday songs and Christmas music every year. That’s why I’m supplying you with the top 10 best holiday songs for guitar.

This week on Acoustic Tuesday, I’m updating your holiday songs with an awesome playlist of acoustic guitar holiday songs and albums.

From “David Grisman’s Acoustic Christmas” to Molly Tuttle’s “Old Toy Trains,” you’re getting nothing but the best holiday songs this year.

As always, you can watch Acoustic Tuesday at 10am every Tuesday.

This Week on Acoustic Tuesday

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but holiday songs have remained relatively unchanged in the last couple of decades…

You got your Bing Crosby, Mariah Carrey, and your occasional pop star that covers a song.


Have you looked into the holiday songs that acoustic guitarists have been quietly making for the last half-century?

I’m covering the top 10 best holiday songs for guitar precisely so you can find some high-quality acoustic guitar holiday songs.

So, without further ado, here’s my list:

10.) Doyle Dykes – “Christmas with Doyle Dykes”

Highlight: “Little Drummer Boy”https://www.youtube.com/embed/de06TkAnr8g?feature=oembed

Buy “Christmas With Doyle Dykes

9.) Dan Crary – “Holiday Guitar”

Highlight: “The Last Noel“https://www.youtube.com/embed/WK6sH-Kt5OU?feature=oembed

Buy “Holiday Guitar” By Dan Crary

8.) David Grisman – “David Grisman’s Acoustic Christmas”

Highlight: “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen“https://www.youtube.com/embed/lm7bHLhPR4c?feature=oembed

Buy “David Grisman’s Acoustic Christmas

7.) Laurence Juber – “Holidays and Hollynights”

Highlight: “Deck The Halls“https://www.youtube.com/embed/5pDWC7gQQXY?feature=oembed

Buy “Holidays and Holly Nights

6.) Doug Young – “A DADGAD Christmas”

Highlight: “O Little Town of Bethlehem“https://www.youtube.com/embed/0cxcjXQUZJ0?feature=oembed

Buy Doug’s “DADGAD Christmas” Album

5.) Mark Hanson – “Yuletide Guitar”

Highlight: “Go Tell It On The Mountain“https://www.youtube.com/embed/3JW2_vZtzFg?feature=oembed

Buy Mark Hanson’s “Yuletide Guitar

4.) Doug Smith – “A Guitar For Christmas” and “Another Guitar For Christmas”

Highlight: “Sleigh Ride“https://www.youtube.com/embed/95t6_e3pgGE?feature=oembed

Buy Doug Smith’s “A Guitar For Christmas
Buy Doug Smith’s “Another Guitar For Christmas

3.) Stephen Bennett – “Acoustic Guitar Solos”

Highlight: “Walking in a Winter Wonderland“https://www.youtube.com/embed/S1uGvjxDLR4?feature=oembed

Buy “Christmas Acoustic Guitar Solos” by Stephen Bennett

2.) Pete Huttlinger – “First Light a Pete Huttlinger Christmas”

Highlight: “The Christmas Song“https://www.youtube.com/embed/pia2mtI-1IU?feature=oembed

Buy Pete’s “First Light Album

Bonus Spot) Molly Tuttle – “Old Toy Trains”

Highlight: “Old Toy Trains“https://www.youtube.com/embed/MgGUaT60WK4?feature=oembed

Listen to “Old Toy Trains” Now

Now, in trying to decide the best holiday song for you to listen to … it came down to a three-way tie for first place!!!

1.) Tommy Emmanuel – “All I Want for Christmas”

Highlight: “One Christmas Night“https://www.youtube.com/embed/21ujmK0uUuo?feature=oembed

Buy the “All I Want For Christmas” album

1.) Jerry Douglas – Jerry Christmas

Highlight: “Christmas Time Is Here“https://www.youtube.com/embed/-hW_EO6XnTg?feature=oembed

Buy the “Jerry Christmas” album

1.) John Fahey – “The New Possibility”

Highlight: “Auld Lang Syne“https://www.youtube.com/embed/QrJQystmyl8?feature=oembed

Buy John Fahey’s Christmas albums

If you’re looking for a place to listen to all of my holiday song picks for 2019, be sure to visit my Spotify playlist here!

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