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25 Merry & Bright Christmas Songs for Kids (with Lyrics)

Team Peanut17 days ago29 min read

You better watch out, you better not cry. Better not pout, we’re telling you why: 25 of the best Christmas songs for kids this festive season!

Christmas Songs for Kids

Christmas is the time for singing and caroling ‒ it’s just not the festive season without a few joyful songs!

Whether you want to put on some yuletide songs while you’re decorating the tree, or you’re hosting a family evening of caroling with your little elves, we’ve got all the best Christmas songs for kids this year.

So top up your eggnog, pour some hot cocoa, don your ugliest Christmas sweater and get some chestnuts roasting on an open fire ‒ let’s dive into our 25 top Christmas kids’ songs:

In this article 📝

  • What are some good kids’ Christmas songs?
  • What are 10 famous Christmas carols?
  • What is the easiest Christmas song to sing?

What are some good kids’ Christmas songs?

After playing festive games, unwrapping new toys, and enjoying yuletide activities, it’s time to sing some children’s Christmas songs!

Here are 14 of the best kids’ Christmas songs to add to your holiday playlist:

1. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

This is one of the most well-known Christmas songs for kids ‒ a tune everyone recognizes, with easy lyrics, and a great way to get your little one behaving for Santa!

Lyrics:
You better watch out,
You better not cry,
You better not pout,
I’m telling you why:
Santa Claus is coming to town.

He’s making a list,
And checking it twice;
He’s gonna find out
Who’s naughty and nice.
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!

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!

2. Jingle Bell Rock

If you’re after fun Christmas songs for kids, Jingle Bell Rock is sure to be a hit with your little peanut. Even if they’re too young to sing along, they’ll love the rhythm.

Lyrics:
Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock,
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring,
Snowin’ and blowin’ up bushels of fun,
Now the jingle hop has begun.

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock,
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time,
Dancin’ and prancin’ in Jingle Bell Square,
In the frosty air.

What a bright time, it’s the right time,
To rock the night away,
Jingle bell time is a swell time,
To go glidin’ in a one-horse sleigh.

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet,
Jingle around the clock,
Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin’ feet,
That’s the jingle bell rock.

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock,
Jingle bell chime in jingle bell time,
Dancin’ and prancin’ in Jingle Bell Square,
In the frosty air.

What a bright time, it’s the right time,
To rock the night away,
Jingle bell time is a swell time,
To go glidin’ in a one-horse sleigh.

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet,
Jingle around the clock,
Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin’ feet,
That’s the jingle bell,
That’s the jingle bell,
That’s the jingle bell rock!

3. Suzy Snowflake

While this isn’t the most well-known in our list of children’s Christmas songs, Suzy Snowflake is a sweet song that’s great for any winter celebration.

Lyrics:
Here comes Suzy Snowflake,
Dressed in a snow-white gown,
Tap, tap, tappin’ at your windowpane
To tell you she’s in town.

Here comes Suzy Snowflake;
Soon you will hear her say,
“Come out ev’ryone and play with me;
I haven’t long to stay.

If you want to make a snowman,
I’ll help you make one, two, three.
If you wanna take a sleigh ride,
The ride’s on me.”

Here comes Suzy Snowflake;
Look at her tumblin’ down,
Bringing joy to ev’ry girl and boy;
Suzy’s come to town.

4. All I Want for Christmas is You

It’s not Christmas until someone plays this Mariah Carey tune. Sure, it’s not technically a Christmas kids’ song, and the lyrics might be a bit hard for younger kids to learn, but they’ll love to dance along!

Lyrics:
I don’t want a lot for Christmas,
There is just one thing I need.
I don’t care about the presents,
Underneath the Christmas tree.
I just want you for my own,
More than you could ever know,
Make my wish come true,
All I want for Christmas is you.

I don’t want a lot for Christmas,
There is just one thing I need.
Don’t care about the presents,
Underneath the Christmas tree.
I don’t need to hang my stocking,
There upon the fireplace.
Santa Claus won’t make me happy,
With a toy on Christmas Day.

I just want you for my own,
More than you could ever know.
Make my wish come true,
All I want for Christmas is you,
You, baby!

I won’t ask for much this Christmas,
I won’t even wish for snow,
I’m just gonna keep on waiting
Underneath the mistletoe.
I won’t make a list and send it,
To the North Pole for Saint Nick,
I won’t even stay awake to
Hear those magic reindeer click.

’Cause I just want you here tonight,
Holding on to me so tight,
What more can I do?
Baby, all I want for Christmas is you,
You, baby!

All the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere.
And the sound of children’s
Laughter fills the air.
And everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing.
Santa, won’t you bring me the one I really need?
Won’t you please bring my baby to me?

I don’t want a lot for Christmas,
This is all I’m asking for.
I just wanna see my baby
Standing right outside my door.

I just want you for my own,
More than you could ever know,
Make my wish come true,
All I want for Christmas is you!

5. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

One of the best Christmas songs for kids while putting up the Christmas tree with simple lyrics for your mini elf to sing. Share out some candy canes and watch your little one boogie!

Lyrics:
Rockin’ around the Christmas tree,
At the Christmas party hop.
Mistletoe hung where you can see,
Every couple tries to stop.

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree,
Let the Christmas spirit ring.
Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie,
And we’ll do some caroling.

You will get a sentimental feeling
When you hear.
Voices singing let’s be jolly,
Deck the halls with boughs of holly.

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree,
Have a happy holiday.
Everyone dancing merrily,
In the new old-fashioned way.

You will get a sentimental feeling
When you hear.
Voices singing let’s be jolly,
Deck the halls with boughs of holly.

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree,
Have a happy holiday.
Everyone dancing merrily,
In the new old-fashioned way.

6. All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)

A short-but-sweet Christmas song for children ‒ a fantastic choice if your child is waiting for their front teeth to grow!

Lyrics:
All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth,
My two front teeth, see my two front teeth.
Gee, if I could only have my two front teeth,
Then I could wish you “Merry Christmas”.

It seems so long since I could say,
“Sister Susie sitting on a thistle”.
Gosh, oh gee, how happy I’d be
If I could only whistle.

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth,
My two front teeth, see my two front teeth
Gee, if I could only have my two front teeth,
Then I could wish you “Merry Christmas”.

7. Up on the Housetop

Looking for easy Christmas songs for your little one to sing? The lyrics to this old-timey festive bop are repetitive, so a bit simpler to learn.

Lyrics:
Up on the housetop, reindeer pause.
Out jumps good old Santa Clause,
Down through the chimney with lots of toys,
All for the little ones’ Christmas joys.

Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go!
Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go!
Up on the housetop, click, click, click
Down through the chimney with
Good Saint Nick.

First comes the stocking
Of little Nell,
Oh, dear Santa,
Fill it well.
Give her a dolly,
That laughs and cries,
One that will open,
And shut her eyes.

Next comes the stocking
Of little Will,
Oh, just see what,
A glorious fill.
Here is a hammer,
And lots of tacks,
Also a ball,
And a whip that cracks.

8. Frosty the Snowman

One of the magical Christmas songs for kids on our list, Frosty the Snowman is great for any family during the festive season ‒ whether you celebrate Christmas or not.

Lyrics:
Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul,
With a corncob pipe and a button nose,
And two eyes made out of coal.

Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale they say,
He was made of snow but the children know
How he came to life one day.

There must have been some magic in that
Old silk hat they found.
For when they placed it on his head,
He began to dance around!

Frosty the snowman
Was alive as he could be.
And the children say he could laugh and play
Just the same as you and me.

Thumpety-thump-thump,
Thumpety-thump-thump,
Look at Frosty go!
Thumpety-thump-thump,
Thumpety-thump-thump,
Over the hills of snow!

Frosty the snowman knew
The sun was hot that day,
So he said “Let’s run and we’ll have some fun,
Now before I melt away!”

Down to the village,
with a broomstick in his hand,
Running here and there,
All around the square, saying,
“Catch me if you can!”

He led them down the streets of town,
Right to the traffic cop,
And he only paused a moment
When he heard him holler “Stop!”

For Frosty the snowman
Had to hurry on his way,
But he waved goodbye, saying,
“Don’t you cry, I’ll be back again some day.”

Thumpety-thump-thump,
Thumpety-thump-thump,
Look at Frosty go!
Thumpety-thump-thump,
Thumpety-thump-thump,
Over the hills of snow!

9. Here Comes Santa Claus

Get your little elf in the festive mood for Santa’s visit with this classic Christmas children’s song. With a simple tune and easy lyrics, they’ll be singing and dancing along in no time!

Lyrics:
Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus,
Right down Santa Claus Lane.
Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer,
Pullin’ on the reins.
Bells are ringin’, children singin’,
All is merry and bright.
Hang your stockings and say your prayers,
’Cause Santa Claus comes tonight!

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus,
Right down Santa Claus Lane.
He’s got a bag that’s filled with toys,
For boys and girls again.
Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle,
Oh, what a beautiful sight.
So jump in bed and cover your head,
’Cause Santa Claus comes tonight!

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus,
Right down Santa Claus Lane.
He doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor,
He loves you just the same.
Santa Claus knows we’re all Gods children,
That makes everything right.
So fill your hearts with Christmas cheer,
’Cause Santa Claus comes tonight!

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus,
Right down Santa Claus Lane.
He’ll come around when the chimes ring out,
That it’s Christmas morn again.
Peace on earth will come to all,
If we just follow the light.
So let’s give thanks to the lord above,
That Santa Claus comes tonight!

10. Feliz Navidad

The best Christmas song for kids from bilingual families or if you’re looking to teach your little elf some Spanish. Feliz Navidad is one of the most well-known and easy-to-learn Spanish Christmas songs for kids! What does “Feliz Navidad” mean? Merry Christmas! What about “Prospero Año y felicidad”? Prosperous New Year and happiness. Good vibes all-round!

Lyrics:
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
¡Prospero 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.

11. We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Break out the figgy pudding! Another of the easiest Christmas songs for kids to learn, with repetitive and funny lyrics.

Lyrics:
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!

Now bring us some figgy pudding,
Now bring us some figgy pudding,
Now bring us some figgy pudding,
Now bring some out here!

For we all like our figgy pudding,
For we all like our figgy pudding,
For we all like our figgy pudding,
With all this good cheer!

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 some out here!

We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
And a Happy New Year!

12. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

One of the most popular Christmas songs for kids, also a fun Christmas song for kids to perform! Just pop on a red nose and sing along! We’ve got the funniest version of the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer lyrics for you to sing with your little one:

Lyrics:
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 (like a light bulb),
And if you ever saw it,
You would even say it glows (like a flashlight),
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names (like Pinocchio),
They never let poor Rudolph
Play in any reindeer games (like Monopoly).

Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say (Ho Ho Ho),
“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 (yippee),
“Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
You’ll go down in history!” (like Columbus)

13. Santa Shark

That’s right. There’s a Christmas version of Baby Shark. Just when you thought you’d escaped… This is one of the best Christmas songs for preschoolers to sing along, with a festive video to watch, too!

Lyrics:
Santa shark, ho ho ho, ho ho ho ho ho.
Santa shark, ho ho ho, ho ho ho ho ho.
Santa shark, ho ho ho, ho ho ho ho ho.
Santa shark!

Reindeer sharks, do do do, do do do do do.
Reindeer sharks, do do do, do do do do do.
Reindeer sharks, do do do, do do do do do.
Reindeer sharks!

Elf sharks, do do do, do do do do do.
Elf sharks, do do do, do do do do do.
Elf sharks, do do do, do do do do do.
Elf sharks!

Making toys, do do do, do do do do do.
Making toys, do do do, do do do do do.
Making toys, do do do, do do do do do.
Making toys!

Wrap them up, do do do, do do do do do.
Wrap them up, do do do, do do do do do.
Wrap them up, do do do, do do do do do.
Wrap them up!

Load the sleigh, do do do, do do do do do.
Load the sleigh, do do do, do do do do do.
Load the sleigh, do do do, do do do do do.
Load the sleigh!

It’s Christmas!

Swim away, do do do, do do do do do.
Swim away, do do do, do do do do do.
Swim away, do do do, do do do do do.
Swim away!

Swim faster, do do do, do do do do do.
Swim faster, do do do, do do do do do.
Swim faster, do do do, do do do do do.
Swim faster!

Swim faster, do do do, do do do do do.
Swim faster, do do do, do do do do do.
Swim faster, do do do, do do do do do.
Swim faster!

Santa shark, ho ho ho, ho ho ho ho ho.
Santa shark, ho ho ho, ho ho ho ho ho.
Santa shark, ho ho ho, ho ho ho ho ho.
Santa shark!

Merry Christmas!

14. Five Little Elves

Another of the most popular preschool Christmas songs for kids, this video by Super Simple is catchy with repetitive, fun lyrics for your little peanut to learn.

Lyrics:
Five little elves went out one day.
And hopped up into Santa’s sleigh.
Santa Claus said “Ho ho ho ho!”
And four little elves fell in the snow.

Four little elves went out one day.
And hopped up into Santa’s sleigh.
Santa Claus said “Ho, ho, ho, ho!”
And three little elves fell in the snow.

Three little elves went out one day.
And hopped up into Santa’s sleigh.
Santa Claus said “Ho, ho, ho, ho!”
And two little elves fell in the snow.

Two little elves went out one day.
And hopped up into Santa’s sleigh.
Santa Claus said “Ho, ho, ho, ho!”
And one little elf fell in the snow.

One little elf went out one day.
And hopped up into Santa’s sleigh.
Santa Claus said “Ho, ho, ho, ho!”
And all of the five little elves said, “ Go!”

Santa Claus went out one day.
And hopped up into his big sleigh.
Santa Claus said, “Where did they go?”
And the five little elves said, “Ho ho ho!”

Five little elves went out one day.
Riding with Santa in his big sleigh.
Santa Claus said as they took flight,
“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

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15. Twelve Days of Christmas

You’ll have to set some time aside for this lengthy carol ‒ with twelve verses, it can take a while to sing! But this is one of the best Christmas songs for kids of all ages, as long as you can remember what goes next!

Lyrics:
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 fourth 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.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me,
Ten lords a-leaping,
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.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
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.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me,
Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
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!

16. O, Christmas Tree

Another of the bilingual Christmas songs for kids on our list, you can choose to sing this Christmas carol either in English or the original German. Here are the lyrics for both English and German:

English lyrics:
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!
Not only green in summer’s heat,
But also winter’s snow and sleet.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
Of all the trees most lovely;
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
Of all the trees most lovely.
Each year you bring to us delight
With brightly shining Christmas light!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
Of all the trees most lovely.

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
We learn from all your beauty;
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
We learn from all your beauty.
Your bright green leaves with festive cheer,
Give hope and strength throughout the year.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
We learn from all your beauty.

German lyrics:
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!
Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit,
Nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum!
Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!
Wie oft hat nicht zur Weihnachtszeit
Ein Baum von dir mich hoch erfreut!
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum!
Du kannst mir sehr gefallen

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum!
Dein Kleid will mich was lehren:
Die Hoffnung und Beständigkeit
Gibt Trost und Kraft zu jeder Zeit.
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum!
Das soll dein Kleid mich lehren.

17. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

One of the more relaxing easy Christmas carols, perfect for winding down for bedtime. This is one of the Christmas songs for kids and adults to enjoy over the festive season.

Lyrics:
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light,
Next year all our troubles,
Will be out of sight.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yuletide gay,
Next year all our troubles,
Will be miles away.

Once again, as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore,
Faithful friends who are dear to us,
Will be near to us once more.

Someday soon we all will be together,
If the fates allow,
Until then we’ll have to muddle through somehow,
So have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

18. Deck the Halls

One of the most upbeat, fun Christmas songs for kids, perfect for when you’re decorating the house and decking the halls (see what we did there?). Plus, even the littlest peanuts can join in with the ‘Fa-la-las’.

Lyrics:
Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la la-la.
Tis the season to by jolly,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la la-la.

Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la la-la.
Troll the ancient Yuletide carol,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la la-la.

See the blazing Yule before us,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la la-la.
Strike the harp and join the chorus.
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la la-la.

Follow me in merry measure,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la la-la.
While I tell of Yuletide treasure,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la la-la.

Fast away the old year passes,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la la-la.
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la la-la.

Sing we joyous, all together,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la la-la.
Heedless of the wind and weather,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la la-la.

19. Jingle Bells

Probably one of the most popular Christmas songs for kids, ‘Jingle Bells’ is a yuletide staple. Did you know there were four verses?

Lyrics:
Dashing through the snow,
On a one-horse open sleigh,
Over the fields we go,
Laughing all the way;
Bells on bob-tail ring,
Making spirits bright,
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight!
Jingle bells,
Jingle bells,
Jingle all the way!
What fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh!

A day or two ago,
I thought I’d take a ride,
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side;
The horse was lean and lank;
Misfortune seemed his lot;
He got into a drifted bank
And we, we got upsot

A day or two ago,
the story I must tell,
I went out on the snow,
And on my back I fell;
A gent was riding by,
In a one-horse open sleigh,
He laughed as there
I sprawling lie,
But quickly drove away!

Now the ground is white,
Go it while you’re young,
Take the girls tonight,
And sing this sleighing song;
Just get a bob-tailed bay,
Two-forty as his speed,
Hitch him to an open sleigh,
And crack! you’ll take the lead!

20. Let it Snow

Another merry but mini popular Christmas song for kids, ‘Let it Snow’ makes even the coldest night feel warm and cozy. We can almost hear that yuletide fire crackling…

Lyrics:
Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we’ve no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

It doesn’t show signs of stopping,
And I’ve bought some corn for popping,
The lights are turned way down low,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

When we finally kiss good night,
How I’ll hate going out in the storm!
But if you’ll really hold me tight,
All the way home I’ll be warm.

The fire is slowly dying,
And, my dear, we’re still goodbying,
But as long as you love me so,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

21. Silent Night

We know that a silent night is at the top of your Christmas list! If you want your little ones to relax and unwind throughout the festivities, this is one of the most calming kids’ Christmas songs for them to sing or listen to.

Lyrics:
Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love’s pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth

22. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

This is one of the best Christmas songs for kids to play at the start of the festive season (is November 1st too soon?). The lyrics are a little tricky for younger elves, but they’ll certainly love to dance to it.

Lyrics:
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Everywhere you go.
Take a look in the Five and Ten,
Glistening once again,
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Toys in every store,
But the prettiest sight to see
Is the holly that will be on your own front door.

A pair of Hop-a-long boots and a pistol that shoots
Is the wish of Barney and Ben.
Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk
Is the hope of Janice and Jen,
And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Everywhere you go.
There’s a tree in the Grand Hotel,
One in the park as well,
The sturdy kind that doesn’t mind the snow.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Soon the bells will start.
And the thing that will make them ring
Is the carol that you sing,
Right within your heart.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Toys in every store,
But the prettiest sight to see
Is the holly that will be on your own front door.

Sure it’s Christmas once more…

23. Away in a Manger

‘Away in a Manger’ is one of the most well-known easy Christmas carols for your little elves to sing during the festive season. Short, with simple lyrics, it’s a quick-to-learn Christmas song for kids.

Lyrics:
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.

The stars in the sky looked down where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.

I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky
And stay by my cradle ’til morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray.

Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,
And take us to heaven, to live with Thee there.

24. O Little Town of Bethlehem

Another popular easy Christmas carol for children to sing, the tune to ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ is soft and relaxing ‒ another Christmas kids’ song that’d ideal around bedtime.

Lyrics:
O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep,
The silent stars go by.
Yet in the dark street shineth
The everlasting Light.
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary,
And gathered all above.
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love.
O morning stars, together,
Proclaim the holy birth.
And praises sing to God, the King,
And peace to men on earth.

How silently, how silently,
The wondrous Gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven.
No ear may hear His coming,
But in this world of sin.
Where meek souls will receive Him still,
The dear Christ enters in.

O holy Child of Bethlehem,
Descend to us, we pray.
Cast out our sin and enter in,
Be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell.
Oh, come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Immanuel!

What is the easiest Christmas song to sing?

If you have a little one who’s newly chatting and looking to learn an easy Christmas song for kids, we’ve found the perfect children’s Christmas song for you:

25. He’ll Be Coming Down the Chimney

This Christmas kids’ song isn’t a traditional carol or popular festive song, but it’s catchy and very easy to learn. Simply sing it to the tune of ‘She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain’. You can even encourage your little elf to add their own verses!

Lyrics:
He’ll be coming down the chimney when he comes,
He’ll be coming down the chimney when he comes,
He’ll be coming down the chimney,
He’ll be coming down the chimney,
He’ll be coming down the chimney when he comes.

He’ll be bringing lots of presents when he comes,
He’ll be bringing lots of presents when he comes,
He’ll be bringing lots of presents,
He’ll be bringing lots of presents,
He’ll be bringing lots of presents when he comes.

He’ll be driving his nine reindeer when he comes,
He’ll be driving his nine reindeer when he comes,
He’ll be driving his nine reindeer,
He’ll be driving his nine reindeer,
He’ll be driving his nine reindeer when he comes.

Those are the 25 best Christmas songs for kids this festive season.

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