The Best Christmas Songs For Kids

Making a children’s playlist for Christmas Day is a great way to keep your kids entertained throughout the day. Here’s our selection of 15 Christmas songs (around an hour’s worth of music) that they’ll love.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Teach your kids this cute Christmas jingle, then get them to write down the names of Santa’s reindeer, or even draw them – this should keep them entertained for a while if you need to prep food (or just enjoy a glass of bubbly in peace).

Jingle Bells

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without this catchy festive classic, and the parody versions (‘Batman smells,’ etc) provide endless fun.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

This playful song teaches kids about Santa Claus and reminds them that whether they’re ‘naughty or nice’ could have an impact on their Christmas haul…

12 Days Of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas is basically a memory game for children, testing their counting skills too. Extra points for any grown-ups who remember all the words – and don’t just join in for ‘Fiiive gooold rings…’

Deck The Halls

Repetitive verses are fun for kids and are easy for them to sing along to, so Deck The Halls is a great addition to your festive playlist.

Frosty The Snowman

This song tells the story of Frosty, a
snowman who comes to life and plays with the children who made him –
quite possibly every child’s dream scenario.

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

A classic of the genre – and the lyrics are pretty straightforward too.

Ding Dong Merrily On High

The chorus of this song is great fun for kids – belt it out as a family.

Winter Wonderland

Throughout the decades, this cult classic has been recorded by over 200 different artists, including many Disney versions.

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

This comedy number was written in 1944 by a music teacher who noticed that his entire class was lisping due to missing teeth. Very apt if your household has recently been visited by the tooth fairy…

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

It’s over 40 years old, but Wizzard’s raucous anthem is still a favourite with everyone from the kids to grandad.

Silent Night

This softer song is great for teaching kids the meaning behind Christmas and all the characters involved in the nativity story.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

After all the excitement of the day, wind down before bedtime with a sweet Frank Sinatra ballad.

Let It Snow

Let’s face it, it probably won’t snow – but at least this song creates the right wintry atmosphere.

Little Donkey

Even the youngest children can join in with this simple song, often performed at primary-school nativities.

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