Christmas songs are a key part of the festive season. Whether it is singing the traditional carols, or trying to figure out what Christmas song will be number one on iTunes on Christmas day, Christmas songs all play a role in adding to the fun and enjoyment of the Christmas season.
Christmas songs also remind us of the traditions we have grown up with and the ones we want to pass onto our own children.
Choosing Christmas songs for kids
Little ones love repetition, so Christmas songs like Jingle Bells are easy for them to learn and sing along to. Try choosing songs with a simple rhyme and repetitive chorus. We’ve included links to our top ten choices for you and the links to You-tube so they can watch them as well.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
The story of Santa’s special reindeer, Rudolph, is loved by kids the world over.
Santa Claus is coming to Town
A great way to get kids to think about making sure they’re on their best behaviour during the exciting days leading up to Christmas!
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Easy for your little one to learn and to help them think about others during the Festive season!
Deck the Halls
A lovely one to play when you’re decorating the tree or making decorations together.
Six white boomers
An Aussie carol with a new spin on Santa’s journey.
Frosty the Snowman
An easy to learn song that will make your little one aware that there are other places in the world that celebrate Christmas where it is cold and snowy.
A happy and cheery tune performed by the Wiggles that your little one will love.
The Little Drummer boy
A beautiful song that will entrance your child. They can even drum along to the song as well.
Let’s clap hands for Santa Claus
A lovely rendition by the Wiggles, great for the Christmas build up!
Christmas songs for Christmas Day
When it comes to choosing a soundtrack for Christmas Day, it is usually a good idea to create a playlist of Christmas songs that combines traditional and modern so that you can please everyone! These crowd pleasers are linked to i-tunes or an MP3 download to make it that bit simpler for you when you’re putting your playlist of Christmas songs together.
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, Buck Ram
- White Christmas – Louis Armstrong
- Driving Home for Christmas – Chris Rea
- Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
- Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
- Walking in the Air – Aled Jones
- Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Johnny Marks
- Feliz Navidad – José Feliciano
- Santa Baby – Joan Ellen Javits, Philip Springer, Tony Springer, and Fred Ebb
- Silver Bells – Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
It is important to spend some time enjoying the magic of Christmas as a family. Whether you are crooning a lullaby to a newborn, or teaching your toddler to sing along to a Christmas carol, the songs you choose are a wonderful way to bond with your little one. They’re also a great way to remember Christmas time as you were growing up as well.