The arrangements in this song book have been designed for use by beginner and professional guitarists alike. The arrangements consist primarily of the melody, bass and chord symbols so that the professional will be able to easily sight read and embellish them during holiday performances. Beginner guitarists will find the pieces straightforward and will be able to learn them quickly. To add variety, many of the songs are presented in two keys or two versions and the pages are laid out to avoid awkward page turns during performance. The Christmas Encyclopedia includes all of the well known Christmas favourites plus some lesser known gems. In addition to Christmas carols, manyof the greatest melodies associated with Christmas have been included, some of these are: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Ave Maria, Pastorale, Pachelbel's Canon and others. As a bonus, the book includes ten popular Hanukkah songs for Jewish celebrations.