11 Christmas Songs for Kids with Lyrics

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Christmas Songs for Kids

These Christmas songs for kids are sure to be a hit this holiday season.

Christmas is an exciting time for the whole family but kids tend to be even more ecstatic. It may seem simple to just flip on the holiday music channel but many parents don’t find some of the Christmas song lyrics appropriate for their children to be singing along to.

Here are some great Christmas songs for kids you can put on a playlist for everyone to enjoy.

A collection of family Christmas songs to sing.

1. Up on the Housetop

“Up On The Housetop” is an upbeat song that really gets kids worked up for Santa. With the mention of toys, reindeer, and all a Santa visit has to offer, these Christmas song lyrics will really get your kids in the holiday spirit. It’s a relatively simple song with repetitive lyrics so the catchy song is easy for them to remember.

Song Lyrics

Up on the housetop reindeer pause
Out jumps good old Santa Clause
Down thru the chimney with lots of toys
All for the little ones Christmas joys

Chorus
Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go!
Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go!
Up on the housetop Click, click, click
Down thru 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

Chorus

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

Chorus

By: B.R. Hanby

2. He’ll Be Coming Down the Chimney

“He’ll Be Coming Down The Chimney” is sung to the melody of “She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain” which makes for a fun simple song. This makes the sing-along easy and you can even make your own verses to add to this fun rendition.

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

3. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

A calmer song with kid-friendly lyrics is the classic “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.” It tends to get less airplay then some of the other Christmas songs so you don’t have to worry about this one getting played out before the holiday actually arrives.

Jolly old Saint Nicholas,
Lean your ear this way!
Don’t you tell a single soul
What I’m going to say;
Christmas Eve is coming soon;
Now, you dear old man,
Whisper what you’ll bring to me;
Tell me if you can.

When the clock is striking twelve,
When I’m fast asleep,
Down the chimney broad and black,
With your pack you’ll creep;
All the stockings you will find
Hanging in a row;
Mine will be the shortest one,
You’ll be sure to know.

Johnny wants a pair of skates;
Susy wants a dolly;
Nellie wants a story book;
She thinks dolls are folly;
As for me, my little brain
Isn’t very bright;
Choose for me, old Santa Claus,
What you think is right.

4. Santa Claus is Coming to Town

“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” is a favorite that’s perfect for exciting the little ones about Christmas movies as well. There’s a classic Christmas movie of the same name that you can enjoy as a family. The lyrics to this song are pretty much exactly what kids want to hear all holiday season.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

He’s making a list
And checking it twice;
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!
O! You better watch out!
You better not cry
Better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town

A collection of children's Christmas songs.

5. Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad is one of the best Christmas songs for kids who are bilingual or for families looking to expose their children to another language. The song is really repetitive so you don’t need to be fluent in Spanish to appreciate it. The sentiment is similar to the more common “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero Ano y Felicidad.

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero Ano 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.

Repeats

Translation:

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Prosperous New Year and Happiness.

6. Twelve Days of Christmas

“Twelve Days Of Christmas” is a fun countdown song for the kids. Speed it up and see how fast you guys can sing it and this song is sure to get some laughs from the whole family.

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!

7. Frosty the Snowman

“Frosty The Snowman” is another great song to segway into the movie of the same name. It’s time for some winter fun while your child makes their very own Frosty. This one is exceptionally fun since it isn’t Christmas specific. It can be for the whole winter season or appropriate for fun multicultural activity ideas.

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

O 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

Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go
Thumpetty 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 snow man
had to hurry on his way
But he waved goodbye saying
“Don’t you cryI’ll be back again some day

“Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go
Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow

8. All I Want for Christmas

“All I Want For Christmas” is an upbeat break from all of the present grabbing songs out there. The humble love song will hopefully help your kids remember that the day is about love and giving instead of just being on the receiving end of gifts.

 

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.”

9. Deck the Halls

“Deck The Halls” gives you all of those holiday feels while keeping the lyrics simple. It covers a decent amount of Christmas themes and keeps the levels of cheer high with its catchy and upbeat tune. The repetitiveness makes it an easy sing-along for even the youngest singers.

Deck the halls with bought of holly,
Fa la la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season to by jolly,
Fa la 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 la.

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

Fast away the old year passes,
Fa la 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 la.
Heedless of the wind and weather,
Fa la la la la la, la la la la.

10. Jingle Bells

There probably isn’t a more iconic Christmas song than “Jingle Bells.” Everyone knows it and the cheery vibes just dash around as you sing this classic. Pass down the fun and know that as they grow, the parodies are sure to come.

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!
O 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
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
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
Jingle Bells
Jingle Bells
Jingle all the way!
What fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

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
Jingle Bells
Jingle Bells
Jingle all the way!
What fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

11. Suzy Snowflake

This lesser-known Christmas song is great for switching it up a little. This one isn’t as particularly about Christmas as some of the others. This one is great for the whole winter season as well as at multicultural gatherings.

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.

 

Get your playlists set for the season with these 11 Christmas songs with lyrics for kids. There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than enjoying some quality holiday music. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” Want some more fun Christmas activities? Try a round of Christmas themed charades.

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