Looking for Christmas Hand Bell Music for beginners? Here's 13 simple Christmas songs ready for print or digital use. Plus the best beginner hand bell set to get. No musical talent required and easy enough for children!
CHRISTMAS HAND BELL SONGS
A few years ago, my friend brought some hand bells and music sheets to our 3rd Advent Talent Night. (Don't know what advent night is? It's one of our all time favorite Christmas traditions because it helps us slow down and focus on what's important! Read how to do your own Advent Night here.
Our memorable Advent Night ended with our entire group singing Christmas songs while playing hand bells. It was spiritual, fun, and definitely brought the Christmas spirit.
And that's when we became hooked with hand bells! You see, I'm not one with great musical talent. But hand bells, that I can do!
You can play Christmas song with bells, too!
HOW TO USE YOUR HAND BELLS
Playing Christmas bell songs is a fun Christmas activity for:
- Family Christmas parties
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints primary music time
- Advent Nights
- Caroling/ singing at rest homes or hospitals
- And yes, these Christmas songs for kids are fun enough for play at home.
That memorable advent night sparked a desire in me to invest in my own set of hand bells so that I could carry on this fun Christmas tradition with my own little family. As our children grow older, I love that they will be able to participate in playing Christmas songs well before they develop great musical abilities.
BEST CHRISTMAS MUSIC BELLS TO USE
You might be confused at all the different hand bell sets out there, but for a simple hand bell choir, I recommend an 8-note hand bell set.
We have had these handbells for years now. They are a great beginner set. Plus, this set corresponds perfectly with the printable hand bell songs.
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WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS METAL HAND BELL SET:
- The hand bells are metal.
- There are no repeat colors used. Some sets have 2 different reds instead of white, and I thought that would be too confusing!
- It's affordable!
- The colors coordinate perfectly with our Handbells Christmas Song Sheets.
COLOR-CODED CHRISTMAS HAND BELL MUSIC
Now that you have a hand bell set, you're going to need some handbell music!
My search began for Hand Bell music online and couldn't find any song sheets that were already made, simple to read and follow, or that matched with the colors used on my hand bells. And the few options I did find were too expensive.
So I got to work 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, these handbell music for beginners include:
- Color-coded notes above each word/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.
- The text is large! And the lyrics are included.
- The printables are formatted for large poster size (24 x 36) or letter size (8.5 x 11), depending on what you need them for.
- You can print them out or use the digital copy for on-the-go.
If you're looking for Jingle Bells Hand Bells songs, don't worry! These easy Christmas songs will be a hit for all ages!
EASY CHRISTMAS BELL SONGS
- Silent Night handbells song
- Jingle Bells hand bells song
- Joy to the World
- Oh Come All Ye Faithful
- We Wish You A Merry Christmas handbells song
- Away In A Manger
- Jolly Old St. Nicholas
- 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