It's been a while since I posted here. I think I got into a bit of a rut with my playing and wasn't sure in which direction I should go. One thing that's helped me is teaching the ukulele to beginners. I realized that I've been focusing mainly on fingerstyle solo songs, but for beginners, I needed to teach the basics of strumming, find good songs to play along with, and so on.
While preparing the ukulele lessons, I found that I really enjoyed singing again while playing--which I don't do that much with the fingerstyle solo songs in which I generally play the melody rather using the fingerpicking patterns as accompaniment. So I've been learning new fingerpicking patterns and having fun with this. It allows me to do something fancy while I'm playing and to sing the songs as well.
Today I downloaded Brett McQueen's 20 Beginner-Friendly Christmas Songs Fingerpicked ($19 normally, but it was on sale for $13) and am loving it. The chords are easy so you can concentrate on learning the fingerpicking patterns.
Here's a video of Brett McQueen fingerpicking one of my favorite Christmas carols, "Good King Wenceslas." The tab for this song, and a lesson that will teach you how to play it, are available for free on his site, Ukulele Tricks.
Playing fingerstyle ukulele, with information about the songs and where to find the ukulele tablature so that you can play these songs yourself.