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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.

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!


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!


Santa Claus is Coming to Town Chords

(Lyrics might be a little different)

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/misc-christmas/santa-claus-is-coming-to-town-chords-448824



4. Feliz Navidad

Lyrics are very short and easy here. You can repeat them as many times as you want and might even learn some Spanish in the process.



Text

Feliz Navidad,

Feliz Navidad,

Feliz Navidad,

Próspero año y felicidad.

Feliz Navidad,

Feliz Navidad,

Feliz Navidad,

Próspero año y felicidad.

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

From the bottom of my heart.

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

From the bottom of my heart.

Feliz Navidad,

Feliz Navidad,

Feliz Navidad,

Próspero año y felicidad.

Feliz Navidad,

Feliz Navidad,

Feliz Navidad,

Próspero año y felicidad.

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

From the bottom of my heart.

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

From the bottom of my heart.

Feliz Navidad,

Feliz Navidad,

Feliz Navidad,

Próspero año y felicidad.

Feliz Navidad,

Feliz Navidad,

Feliz Navidad,

Próspero año y felicidad.

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

From the bottom of my heart.

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas,

From the bottom of my heart.

Feliz Navidad,

Feliz Navidad,

Feliz Navidad,

Próspero año y felicidad.


Feliz Navidad Chords

(Lyrics might be a little different)

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/misc-christmas/feliz-navidad-chords-442344



5. Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas really requires a good memory - and that makes it fun, especially for kids!



Text

On the first day of Christmas

My true love sent to me:

A partridge in a pear tree


On the second day of Christmas

My true love sent to me:

Two turtle doves and

A partridge in a pear tree


On the third day of Christmas

My true love sent to me:

Three French hens

Two turtle doves and

A partridge in a pear tree


On the forth day of Christmas

My true love sent to me:

Four calling birds

Three French hens

Two turtle doves and

A partridge in a pear tree


On the fifth day of Christmas

My true love sent to me:

Five golden rings

Four calling birds

Three French hens

Two turtle doves and

A partridge in a pear tree


On the sixth day of Christmas

My true love sent to me:

Six geese a-laying

Five golden rings

Four calling birds

Three French hens

Two turtle doves and

A partridge in a pear tree


On the seventh day of Christmas

My true love sent to me:

Seven swans a-swimming

Six geese a-laying

Five golden rings

Four calling birds

Three French hens

Two turtle doves and

A partridge in a pear tree


On the eighth day of Christmas

My true love sent to me:

Eight maids a-milking

Seven swans a-swimming

Six geese a-laying

Five golden rings

Four calling birds

Three French hens

Two turtle doves and

A partridge in a pear tree


On the ninth day of Christmas

My true love sent to me:

Nine ladies dancing

Eight maids a-milking

Seven swans a-swimming

Six geese a-laying

Five golden rings

Four calling birds

Three French hens

Two turtle doves and

A partridge in a pear tree