Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody


Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody (Chords)

I couldn’t imagine Christmas without this song. When I picture the nativity, I imagine Joseph screeching, “It’s KRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSS-MAAAAS.” But, I’m guessing, most people outside the UK will be completely baffled by it.

The song starts out with a series of ‘slash chords’ which need a little reworking on the uke (you can read about how to do it here) and is a little fiddly to play. But, other than that, it’s fairly plain sailing through the rest of the tune.

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  1. Art Crocker December 11th, 2007 12:48 pm

    Thanks for Slade, really great,,,

  2. craig robertson December 11th, 2007 7:06 pm

    this must be a british thing. sorry, dude, you just dropped three points….

  3. Woodshed December 11th, 2007 8:19 pm

    It was worth it.

    It’s definitely one of those Brit things that Americans will never understand. Up there with Marmite, cricket and public transport.

  4. Ritchie December 13th, 2007 9:00 am

    I dare n’t even attempt to play this one at home. My wife hates, with a passion, Wizzard, Slade and all the other ‘Christmas hit’s’ She has, on occasion, been known to walk out of shops if they play any of those songs. ..I wonder if she is American? Just for the record she also has a distaste for Abba & Tom Cruise.

    Mind you, come to think about it, those songs may sound better on a uke … although for some reason I feel a Clint Eastwood moment coming on…. I know what you’re thinking. “should you play Slade & Wizzard or White Christmas & Jingle Bells?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, puke?

  5. Woodshed December 13th, 2007 7:07 pm

    If she walks out of shops when Wizzard and Slade come on, how does she get any shopping done?

    Abba and Tom Cruise, on the other hand, are completely understandable.

  6. keith November 21st, 2011 8:32 pm

    was brought up with slade, i love em.

  7. Woodshed November 22nd, 2011 10:02 am

    keith: I love ‘em too!

  8. Benjamin April 16th, 2012 2:08 pm

    I am only 13 and Comparing this song epitomises just what Christmas is about. Crap ideas but highly creditable outcomes. By far the best x-mas song!

  9. Woodshed April 16th, 2012 11:26 pm

    Benjamin: Glad you like.

  10. ken morgan December 18th, 2012 3:01 pm

    by far and away the best xmas song ever made. this tune is played every year without fail in every place you go, be it shopping centre or pub jukebox. its the most popular xmas song ever made by a hugely talented band in slade. its never been copied because there is no one out there who can mimic noddy holders voice. the man is a legend and his voice, unique. brilliant.

  11. Valtor December 23rd, 2012 11:34 am

    I hate hate HATE slade, wizard and all the christmas rubbish that is thrown at us from october, with a passion. By the way, i am Scottish so not everyone in the UK likes that rubbish. I wont leave a shop because of the music unless its wizard or slade because those two in particular get me so wound up!!! the only way i can drown out noddy holder’s irritating screech of “CHRISSSSSSTMASSSSSSSSS” is by buying an MP3 and listening to something sensible that wont resort to violent insanity!!!

    I dont like most xmas music, but its slade/wizard i loath the most. Rage against the machine, while against every style of music i love, is the first xmas no.1 i can listen to. somehow the radio, shops and TV has lost all its music and stuck a “NOW: XMAS” album on a constant loop.

    The sad thing is xmas music does not age in the same way as every other music type out there, even in 200 years i expect people to be crying as slade is blasted at them once again. i just wish slade was banned!!!

  12. Emily December 4th, 2013 5:13 pm

    This song makes me wish it was Christmas time all year round…so I wouldn’t have to re-learn it every year.

  13. Woodshed December 6th, 2013 12:23 pm

    Emily: Enjoy the re-learning.

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