When it comes to Christmas songs that are great for kids there is a huge catalog of holiday tunes available for caroling and more. Kids love Christmas and giving them the right soundtrack for Christmas can really help to ignite the holiday spirit by making them even more excited for the season. Here are some of the top 10 Christmas songs for kids and where you can play them right now.
1. Let it snow
Let it Snow is a fun song that kids love. Perhaps one of the best versions of this song is the Sinatra version. Why not teach your kids to sing the song from a singing legend! This iconic version of Let it snow from Frank Sinatra's Christmas songs can be found on Itunes as well as on YouTube here.
2. Jingle bells
jingle bells has long been a favorite amongst kids for its simple lyrics as well as it's fun tune. The nice part about jingle bells is that it's fairly simple for kids to learn on many different instruments as well as imitate the lyrics. The origin of jingle bells is actually one that not many people know. Jingle bells was originally designed to celebrate Thanksgiving and it was actually titled one horse open sleigh in the year 1857. The song has since spread almost worldwide and it has become a popular Christmas song. You can find a YouTube video that will help kids learn the song here:
3. Rudolph the red nose reindeer
Rudolph the red nose reindeer is one of the favorites for kids and adults. Not only do millions of people watched the Rudolph Christmas special every year but they hear the famous song to go along with it. This song tells the tale of Rudolph who made himself famous for guiding Santa's sleigh through a foggy evening to bring toys to all of the children of the world. You can find a link to this song here:
4. Deck the halls
Deck the Halls is a famous Yuletide celebration song that was actually created in the 16th century. The original title of the song was Nos Galan which actually means New Year's Eve in the Welsh language. Although the song is technically more about New Year's it has since become a holiday favorite. Here is a link to the Bing Crosby version of deck the halls which kids will really enjoy sing along to:
5. Santa Claus is coming to town
This is a song that comes with an excellent message for kids preparing for the holiday season. Making sure the kids make the nice list over Christmas for Santa is a big priority for many. This song explains a little more about why it's important to maintain good behavior over the holidays and why Santa might bring some of the bad kids a lump of coal. Here is a link to the song with completely or acts included in the video.
6. Frosty the snowman
Frosty the snowman is a holiday story about a snowman that comes to life as a result of magic. Frosty has since had a holiday special created for him as well as multiple spinoff episodes which all premiere around the holidays. A magical top ad brings Frosty to life and he plays with the children that built him, unfortunately however as the days get warmer and the holiday season passes Frosty starts to melt. This is a heartwarming song that kids love to learn. You can find a video here:
7. The 12 days of Christmas
The 12 days of Christmas is about getting 12 different gifts on the 12 days of Christmas. This is a great way for kids to expand our counting skills as well as memory skills. It's also a fun song for kids to sing because of the repetition and the fun gifts. You can find a video for this song here:
8. Silent Night
Silent night is a more classic Christmas Carol that celebrates the birth of Jesus. If you are interested in a more traditional Christmas song check out this video below:
9. All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth
This is a fun song for kids about losing teeth over the holidays. This is especially fun for children in elementary school to enjoy because they can easily relate to losing teeth and the embarrassment of smiling with missing teeth over Christmas. You can find a video for this song below:
10. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
This is one of the best ways that you can get kids into the holiday spirit and make sure that they are wishing friends and relatives a Merry Christmas. With some simple lyrics and a fun tune this can be an excellent song for children to learn through the holiday season. Here is a video for this song: