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9 Fun Christmas Songs to Sing with Kids

There are many Christmas songs out there that are quite old and boring for kids. But as music educators we need to make Christmas songs fun! Singing in winter time is about being together and enjoying the moment, not about a great performance (well, at least when there is no Christmas concert planned). Here is something for all the music teachers and families that would like to sing some easy songs together on Christmas (fun lyrics guaranteed!).



Which Christmas songs can I sing with kids?

  1. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

  2. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

  3. Santa Claus is Coming to Town

  4. Feliz Navidad

  5. Twelve Days of Christmas

  6. Deck the Halls

  7. Jingle Bells

  8. Oh, Christmas Tree

  9. Little Drummer Boy


1. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

This Christmas classic is great for children because there are always text line that need to be repeated. Also the lyrics and topics are fun!



Text

We wish you a merry Christmas

We wish you a merry Christmas

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a happy new year!


Good tidings we bring

To you and your kin

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a happy new year!


Oh, bring us some figgy pudding

Oh, bring us some figgy pudding

Oh, bring us some figgy pudding

And bring it right here!


Good tidings we bring

To you and your kin

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a happy new year!


We won't go until we get some

We won't go until we get some

We won't go until we get some

So, bring it right here!


Good tidings we bring

To you and your kin

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a happy new year!


We all like our figgy pudding

We all like our figgy pudding

We all like our figgy pudding

With all its good cheer!


Good tidings we bring

To you and your kin

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a happy new year!


We wish you a merry Christmas

We wish you a merry Christmas

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a happy new year!


We Wish You a Merry Christmas Chords

(Lyrics might be a little different)

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/misc-christmas/we-wish-you-a-merry-christmas-chords-282778



2. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Pretty much every child somehow know Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. Singing his story is a great way for connecting with what kids already know about Rudolph.



Text

You know Dasher and Dancer

and Prancer and Vixen,

Comet and Cupid and

Donner and Blitzen,

But do you recall,

The most famous reindeer of all?


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Had a very shiny nose,

And if you ever saw it,

You would even say it glows.


All of the other reindeer

Used to laugh and call him names,

They never let poor Rudolph

Join in any reindeer games.


Then one foggy Christmas Eve,

Santa came to say:

“Rudolph with your nose so bright,

Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”


Then how the reindeer loved him

As they shouted out with glee:

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,

You’ll go down in history.”


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Chords

(Lyrics might be a little different)

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/misc-christmas/rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeer-chords-1009859



3. Santa Claus is Coming to Town

This song is a good example that having a story element in the lyrics is really fun!



Text

Oh, you better watch out,

You better not cry,

You better not pout,

I'm telling you why.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

Oh, he's making a list and he's checking it twice.

He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

Oh, he sees you when you're sleeping,

He knows when you're awake.

He knows if you've been bad or good,

So be good for goodness sake.

Oh, you better watch out,

You better not cry,

You better not pout,

I'm telling you why.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Santa Claus is coming to town!


He sees you when you're sleeping,

He knows when you're awake.