Looking for beginner-friendly Christmas hand bell music? Look no further! Here are 13 simple Christmas songs that are ready for print or digital use. And don’t worry, no musical talent is required! These songs are easy enough for children to play.
Christmas Hand Bell Songs
A few years ago, during our 3rd Advent Talent Night, a friend brought hand bells and music sheets. (Not familiar with Advent Night? It’s one of our favorite Christmas traditions that helps us slow down and focus on what truly matters! Learn more about how to create your own Advent Night here.) That night, our entire group sang Christmas songs while playing hand bells. It was a spiritual and fun experience that truly captured the Christmas spirit.
Since then, we have been hooked on playing hand bells! Even though I don’t possess great musical talent, hand bells are something I can easily handle. And guess what? You can play Christmas songs with bells too!
How to Play Hand Bells
Playing Christmas bell songs is a fantastic activity for various occasions, including:
- Family Christmas parties
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints primary music time
- Advent Nights
- Caroling or singing at rest homes or hospitals
- Fun playtime at home with kids
That memorable Advent Night ignited a desire in me to invest in my own set of hand bells so that I could continue this delightful Christmas tradition with my own family. I love that even before our children develop great musical abilities, they can participate in playing Christmas songs.
The Best Hand Bell Set for Christmas Music
With so many hand bell sets available, it can be a bit overwhelming to choose. However, for a simple hand bell choir, I highly recommend an 8-note hand bell set.
This straightforward 8-note hand bell set is the perfect option for beginner hand bell players during the Christmas season. We’ve had these handbells for years, and they have proven to be a great beginner set. Additionally, this set perfectly corresponds with the printable hand bell songs.
To purchase the hand bell set, click here.
We recently acquired a set of desk bells, and I must admit, I wish we had started with them. They are much easier to play, especially for little kids, and they also coordinate with our hand bell music sheets.
Why You’ll Love This Metal Hand Bell Set
Here are a few reasons why this metal hand bell set is a great choice:
- The hand bells are made of durable metal.
- No repeated colors are used, avoiding confusion.
- It’s affordable!
- The colors of the hand bells perfectly match our Handbells Christmas Song Sheets.
To view the hand bell music chart, click here.
Color-Coded Christmas Hand Bell Music
Now that you have a hand bell set, you’ll need some handbell music! I searched for hand bell music online but couldn’t find any simple and easy-to-read song sheets that matched the colors of my hand bells. Additionally, the few options available were quite expensive.
Not to worry, I took matters into my own hands and created Christmas hand bell song sheets just the way we wanted them!
Ready-to-Print Hand Bell Music for Beginners
Unlike other song sheets out there, our handbell music for beginners includes the following features:
- Color-coded notes above each word or syllable.
- The note is also listed, in case your hand bell set uses different colors or you want to play along on a different instrument.
- Large, easy-to-read text with included lyrics.
- Printables formatted for both large poster size (24 x 36) and letter size (8.5 x 11).
- You can print them out or use the digital copy for on-the-go convenience.
If you’re specifically looking for Jingle Bells hand bell songs, don’t worry! These easy Christmas songs will delight all ages!
Easy Christmas Bell Songs
The Christmas Bells Song Book 1 includes the following songs:
- Silent Night
- Jingle Bells
- Joy to the World
- Oh Come All Ye Faithful
- We Wish You A Merry Christmas
- Away In A Manger
- Jolly Old St. Nicholas
The Christmas Bells Music Book 2 includes the following six songs:
- Deck the Halls
- I Saw Three Ships
- Angels We Have Heard On High
- Go Tell It On The Mountain
- Good King Wenceslas
- The First Noel
To access all Christmas bell songs, click here.