The Most Loved and Well-Known Christmas Songs For Kids
The holiday season is a time for families to come together and celebrate. What better way to spread joy than by singing Christmas songs with your kids? There are so many wonderful Christmas songs for kids that can be enjoyed by children of all ages. Whether you’re looking for traditional favorites or new ones to learn together, there’s sure to be a song that everyone will love. Singing Christmas songs is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and create lasting memories. It’s also a fun way to help kids learn about the Christmas story and the true meaning of the season.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the most beloved and popular Christmas songs for kids, both new and old.
This list is sure to get the whole family singing along. Not only are these songs catchy and fun, but they also provide an excellent opportunity to develop your child’s motor and cognitive skills. So put on your favorite Christmas pajamas, gather around the fireplace, and let the holiday cheer begin!
- 1. Jingle Bells
- 2. Twelve Days Of Christmas
- 3. Five Little Elf's Dancing on the Shelf
- 4. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
- 5. Silent Night
- 6. It's Christmas Time
- 7. A Shark Christmas Together
- 8. Something Yummy Christmas Song
- 9. Merry Twistmas
- 10. We Wish You A Merry Christmas!
- 11. ABC Holiday Chant
- 12. Joy To The World
- 13. Christmas Butterfly
- 14. Up On The Housetop
- 15. Oh Holy Night
- 16. What’s In The Box?
- 17. We Three Kings
- 18. Holly Jolly Christmas
- 19. Jingle Bell Rock
- 20. Merry Christmas
20 Lovely Christmas Songs For Children
1. Jingle Bells
If you’re looking for traditional Christmas songs for kids, Jingle Bells has to be at the top of the list. It’s a kid’s favorite for its fun lyrics that make them scream “hey” at the top of their lungs. Add some fun bells for your little one to shake to add to the magic of this exciting Christmas song.
We chose one sung by children:
Learn to play Jingle Bells on the piano
And why not play Jingle Bells on the piano? It’s super easy for kids to learn. On KidsBeeTV, in the games section, you’ll find Bounce Piano, an excelent way to learn to play their first tunes. Among the songs available, on this holiday season, we have Jingle Bells. The notes are shown by a bouncing monster to make it easy to follow.
And why not try playing this beloved Christmas song for kids on the ukelele?
Have you or your kids wanted to learn how to play the ukelele? If so, you can sing along as Joel and Al learn how to use the ukulele to play beautiful Christmas songs that everyone can enjoy. Even if you’re not learning how to play, kids enjoy seeing and hearing new things and may surprise you with the ability they pick up!
Watch and enjoy this fun learning Mik Maks video song.
2. Twelve Days Of Christmas
One of the most popular Christmas songs for kids, The Twelve Days Of Christmas is as iconic as it is fun to sing because almost everyone gets the words mixed up. Your family will be rolling on the floor laughing as you try to remember how many pipers are supposed to be piping and how many geese are laying. An added bonus for this song is its ability to help your children learn their counting skills. Why not have them sing the numbers while you try to remember what action goes with each one.
3. Five Little Elf’s Dancing on the Shelf
Many families have little elves on their Christmas decorations in the weeks leading up to Christmas, so the lyrics may sound very familiar. Encourage your children to sing along to this adaptation of the popular song “Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” to celebrate these mischievous helpers. The repetitive lyrics and counting sequence make it easy for young ones to learn and enjoy.
Check out The Mik Maks’ song below.
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4. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Another classic, It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, is sure to get you and your kids in the Christmas spirit in no time! No matter where you live, you can sing this song as you put up decorations or go outside and play in the snow.
Here you have Michael Bublé’s music version:
5. Silent Night
On a list of the most popular Christmas songs for children, we couldn’t miss Silent Night. You’ll find yourself singing along as you listen to your little one’s angelic voice sing, “Sleep in heavenly peace. The slower tempo makes it easier for younger children to sing along, and some choreography makes it easy for all children to learn.
6. It’s Christmas Time
This exciting Christmas song will have your kids dancing around the living room as they sing along with The Mik Maks and Mini Mik Mak. Your kids will have their hands in the air as they sing about their favorite time of the year!
7. A Shark Christmas Together
Everyone loves Baby Shark, so it goes without saying that Christmas Baby Shark will be a hit with everyone. Your kids will have so much fun dancing along and making hand motions to this Baby Shark-themed version of a Christmas classic!
8. Something Yummy Christmas Song
More The Mik Maks! Another Moment, Something Yummy Christmas Song is a silly song that will have your kids on their feet and laughing as they sing along. You’ll hear their laughter echo throughout the house as each wacky item is pulled out of the claw machine and receives an equally surprising response.
For an added bonus to the song, why not see if your kids can count how many yummy or yucky items The Mik Mak’s choose?You can find all The Mik Maks songs on KidsBeeTV special playlist The Mik Maks Holiday Sing-Along.
9. Merry Twistmas
Get up and dance with this Merry Twistmas song by Pinkfong. Your kiddos will jump up the second they hear the opening notes as they twist, shake, and dance along to the beat. Dancing is an excellent way to get kids moving and exercising in a fun way and doesn’t feel like work, and this song is sure to have them up in no time.
Why not join in and get the whole family twisting and dancing to this festive and exciting Christmas song? You can find the song on KidsBeeTV!
10. We Wish You A Merry Christmas!
This one couldn’t miss the list of the most popular Christmas songs for kids to sing. The little ones will have a blast singing “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” as they over-pronounce “wish” every time! You’ll find yourself smiling from ear to ear as they sing this easy to learn song everywhere they go. There are a lot of versions out there, but we chose the one we think is the funniest. Play it below!
On KidsBeeTV, you may find various versions under the Holiday Playlist, like the one from Yoohoo & Friends.
11. ABC Holiday Chant
There’s never a wrong time to mix learning with fun, and that’s exactly what the ABC Holiday Chant does. This version of the hit Lingokids ABC Chant is a also a hit! Before you know it, your kids will be singing the entire alphabet from beginning to end without even realizing they’re learning.
Every parent loves to incorporate education into fun activities that their children can enjoy.
Why not join in and get the whole family twisting and dancing to this festive and exciting Christmas song? You can find this and other songs on KidsBeeTV in the Lingokids channel!
12. Joy To The World
Joy To The World is a popular Christmas carol, and there are many versions to choose from.
Whether your family enjoys the slower melody of the traditional version or an upbeat version of the song, Joy To The World is a classic favorite that continues to be sung in homes around the world.
And we have a fantastic upbeat version from NXBeats. Also on KidsBeeTV. Check it out:
13. Christmas Butterfly
Lottie Dottie Chicken brings you this sweet Christmas song all about butterflies.
Let your little butterflies flit and float around the room as they sing about Christmas and fly through the garden in the snow. The catchy tune is sure to make kids fall in love and sing it over and over again.
You can find Lottie Dottie Chickens’ videos on KidsBeeTV.
14. Up On The Housetop
Another one of the best Christmas songs for kids is Up On The Housetop.
Kids love dancing and singing along to this catchy song and doing the “click, click, click” movements of the reindeer’s hooves. Join in and sing along whether you’re in the car, in the store, outside, or before bed.
15. Oh Holy Night
Another classic Christmas song, Oh Holy Night, is a popular tune played in movies, TV shows, and on the radio.
Your kids will love singing along when they hear it when you’re out and about, and they’ll feel very grown up when they recognize a song they didn’t know last year. Another plus with the slower melody is how easy it is for younger kids to learn and sing along.
16. What’s In The Box?
For kids who can’t wait to open their presents on Christmas morning (all of them?), What’s In The Box by The Mik Maks is a relatable and fun song.
They’ll love singing along as they think about all the fun toys and gifts they hope to receive, and it can serve as a subtle reminder that they need to behave so Santa doesn’t put them on the naughty list!
Video also available on KidsBeeTV holiday playlists.
17. We Three Kings
We Three Kings is a traditional Christmas carol with a simple and repetitive beat that’s perfect for children of all ages. It’s the perfect song to sing when you’re caroling with the neighbors or to listen to in the car.
18. Holly Jolly Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas is a fun song to sing with the whole family. The slight tongue twister makes it hilarious to try and sing faster, and everyone is sure to have a blast hearing how you mess up the words the faster you go!
19. Jingle Bell Rock
Get up and dance along to Jingle Bell Rock. Get the kids together and have a dance party as you rock out and sing along to this all-time favorite Christmas song!
You can’t sit still when this upbeat song begins to play.
20. Merry Christmas
It’s time to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas with Ed Sheeran and Elton John. What better way to enjoy the holidays than with these two unique artists? A new tune that is sure to become a must-have for families to listen to and sing along to.
Play it and start creating unforgettable family Christmas memories.
Make this holiday season one to remember!
Christmas is the best time to sing with your family, and with the list above, there are more than enough options to choose to get everyone in the Christmas spirit!
After singing, how about playing a fun Christmas game or going for a great family movie time by watching one of these Classic Christmas Movies to Watch With Your Kids?
Happy Holidays! ☃️