Mele Fong teaches how to play the Christmas song We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Learn how to form on and off-base ukulele chords in the key of F with 7-chords, and how to strum two unique Waltz Strums: Thumb Strum Up Strum Up and Chicken Pluck Pluck. In this revised video, see images of the ukulele chords on the video as Mele teaches how to form them and as she sings and plays the song. Play along by downloading the song sheets below.
If you want to skip the ukulele lesson and jump to listening and/or playing along to the song, click on the timestamp for “watch a close-up of Mele's hands as you play along.”
Learn the strum
Learn the chords: 1:45
Watch a close-up of Mele's hands as you play along: 3:58
Many of the oldest Christmas carols including this song were known as wait's carols, sung by a municipal chorus of singers in merrie old England. The waits were especially busy at Christmastime serenading on frosty nights, and in return, they might receive coins or a bit of fig pudding. This arrangement uses 3 of the original 4 verses.
PLAY ALONG WITH MELE FONG – Get the song sheets for We Wish You a Merry Christmas with 2 Waltz Strums for ukulele, chords, lyrics, and more at
LEARN THE STORY behind this Christmas song in the video titled Story Behind the Song | We Wish You a Merry Christmas | by Ukulele Mele – https://youtu.be/9g6QggZ4ovc
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