For a good collection of Christmas songs for kids, this post is probably what you’re looking for. It’s no secret how much music, especially Christmas songs, have evolved from our childhood. Now, many of the classics and old Christmas songs which have always been perceived as timeless are becoming more and more modified to suit the musical tastes of the present time.

Still, there is no denying the wonderful memories that come to mind, bringing to life again the delights of Christmas in our youth and the magical feeling of love that comes with singing these children’s Christmas songs along with the family during the holidays no matter the decade.

Here is a list of Christmas songs for kids suitable for toddlers, preschoolers, kids and even teenagers, a piece of the past to share with them the joys of our childhood and also to help them create their own memories of Christmas that will inspire generations to come and prove to the world that Christmas never gets old. Scroll down and enjoy our collection of Christmas songs for kids with images.

Christmas Songs for Kids

All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth

This adorable song written by a school teacher Donald Y. Gardner in 1944 to cheer up his pupils of whom many were missing their front teeth, will bring fun to the toothless child as he attempts to sing this classic.

All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth 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.”

Christmas Alphabet

Song by the McGuire sisters in 1954, this Christmas special puts a new spin on learning the alphabet giving a child more than one fun song for learning the alphabet. Learning with Christmas, definitely fun!

Christmas Alphabet Lyrics

C is for the candy trimmed around the Christmas tree,
H is for the happiness with all the family,
R is for the reindeer prancing by the window pane,
I is for the icing on the cake as sweet as sugar cane,
S is for the stocking hanging on the chimney wall,
T is for the toys beneath the tree so tall,
M is for the mistletoe where everyone is kissed,
A is for the angels who make up the Christmas list,
S is for the Santa who makes every kid his pet,
Be good and he’ll bring you everything in your Christmas Alphabet!

Here Comes Santa Claus

For those kids who still believe in Santa, this Christmas gem by Gene Autry from 1947 will surely give them a reason to avoid Santa’s naughty kids list. Who doesn’t want a present?

Here comes Santa Claus Lyrics

Here comes Santa Claus! Here comes Santa Claus!
Right down Santa Claus Lane! Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer
Are pulling on the reins.
Bells are ringing, children singing; 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 is filled with toys
For the boys and girls again.

Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle, what a beautiful sight.
Jump in bed and cover up your head, ’cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

The Reindeer Pokey

This Christmas version of the hokey pokey brilliantly sung by the Kiboomers will steal the heart of any kid that hears it because it is just as good as its source material and who could ever hate the hokey pokey?

The Reindeer Pokey Lyrics

You put your hooves in
You put your hooves out
You put your hooves in
and you shake ’em all about
‘You do the reindeer pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about.’

You put your antlers in
You put your antlers out
You put your antlers in
And you shake it all about
You do the reindeer pokey
And you turn yourself around
That”s what it’s all about.

You put your tail in
You put your tail out
You put your tail in
And you shake it all about
You do the reindeer pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your red nose in
You put your red nose out
You put your red nose in
And you shake it all about
You do the reindeer pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about.

We Wish you A Merry Christmas

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 to you,
And all of your kin,
Good tidings for Christmas,
And a Happy New Year.

We all know that Santa’s coming,
We all know that Santa’s coming,
We all know that Santa’s coming,
And soon will be here.

Good tidings to you,
And all of your kin,
Good tidings for 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

Short Christmas Songs for Kids

Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star (with the tune of Twinkle twinkle little star)

Twinkle, twinkle Christmas star,
How I wonder what you are,
Santa needs your shining light,
Guide him on his way tonight.

Ten Little Bells (tune of Ten Little Indians)

One little, two little, three Christmas bells,
Four little, five little, six Christmas bells,
Seven little, eight little, nine Christmas bells.
Ten Christmas bells to ring.

I’m a Little Santa
(sung to the tune of I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a little Santa, short and fat,
Here is my beard and here is my sack,
On Christmas Eve I hop in my sleigh,
With a “Ho ho ho” I’m on my way.

I’m A Little Pine Tree

I’m a little pine tree – as you can see.
All the other pine trees are bigger than me.
Maybe when I grow up – then I’ll be
A great big Merry Christmas tree

Old St. Nicholas Had a Tree (tune of Old McDonald)

Old St. Nicholas had a tree, Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho!
And on this tree he had some horns, Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho!
With a toot-toot here, And a toot-toot there, Here a toot, There a toot, Everywhere a toot-toot!
Old St. Nicholas had a tree, Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho!
Lights –  twinkle, twinkle
Candy canes – yum, yum
Drums – boom, boom
Bells – ring, ring
Stars – flash, flash
Snowflakes – flutter, flutter

Christmas Songs For Preschoolers

He Has a Red, Red Coat

Also by love to sing, this like the reindeer pokey puts a new spin on the hokey pokey and so will definitely be liked by kids.

He Has a Red, Red Coat Lyrics

He has a red, red coat
and a red, red hat.
His boots are black
and he carries a sack.
He has a twinkle in his eye
and a friendly smile.
And his name is Santa Claus.

“One more time!”

He has a red, red coat
and a red, red hat.
His boots are black
and he carries a sack.
He has a twinkle in his eye
and a friendly smile.
And his name is Santa Claus.
“Let ‘s hear it again now”
And his name is SANTA CLAUS!

Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer

This beloved classic about Santa’s 9th reindeer is truly timeless. Written in 1939 by John Mark, this will have both adults and kids of all ages singing along in joyous harmony!

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Lyrics

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen,
you know 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

Five Little Snowmen

Another delight by the Kiboomers , this song couples Christmas and learning once again teaching kids to count

Five Little Snowmen Lyrics

Five little snowmen standing in a line
One, Two, Three, Four, Five
So fine
Melt in the sunshine with a sigh
We’ll see you next year
Bye Bye!

Four little snowmen standing in a line
One, Two, Three, Four
So fine
Melt in the sunshine with a sigh
We’ll see you next year
Bye Bye!

Three little snowmen standing in a line
One, Two, Three
So fine
Melt in the sunshine with a sigh
We’ll see you next year
Bye Bye!

Two little snowmen standing in a line
One, Two
So fine
Melt in the sunshine with a sigh.
We’ll see you next year
Bye Bye!

One little snowmen standing in a line
One
So fine
Melt in the sunshine with a sigh
We’ll see you next year
Bye Bye!

Frosty the Snowman

There’s no hiding how loved this Christmas song is, nearly 50 decades after its first release (1969) Walter “Jack” Rollins’s  frosty the snowman that comes alive is still a part of our Christmas and can definitely still capture the hearts of kids today.

Frosty the Snowman 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!

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 cry,
I’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.

Christmas Songs for Toddlers with Actions

I’m a Little Star

This short Christmas song about the Christmas tree ornaments by “Love to sing” and released in 2013 as part of their “Cracking Christmas Carols” album, has more of the modern beats familiar with kids of today and will take no time in becoming one of the Christmas favorites.

I’m a Little Star Lyrics

I’m a little star, hanging on a tree.
See the little children dance around me.

CHORUS
Tra-la-la, tra-la-la
Tra-la-la, la-la-la
Tra-la-la, tra-la-la
Tra-la-la, la

I’m a candy stick, hanging on a tree.
See the little children dance around me.

CHORUS

I’m a pretty angel, hanging on a tree.
See the little children dance around me.

CHORUS

I’m a bright light, hanging on a tree.
See the little children dance around me.

The Lights on the Christmas Tree

This awesome singalong is the perfect song to get the kids excited for Christmas morning which always comes with sharing presents! And everything else that makes Christmas memorable- food, kisses and loving family members. Also by The Kiboomers

The Lights on the Christmas Tree Lyrics

The lights on the tree go, blink, blink, blink…
Blink, blink, blink… blink, blink, blink.
The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink…
All Christmas Day.

The presents at the house go rattle, rattle, rattle…
Rattle, rattle, rattle…rattle, rattle, rattle
The presents at the house go rattle, rattle, rattle…
All Christmas Day.

I’m a Little Snowman

Another snowman song and yet another learning song for toddlers to help with their vocabulary. Super simple and super easy.

I’m a Little Snowman Lyrics

I’m a little snowman, look at me.
These are my buttons, 1 2 3.
These are my eyes and this is my nose.
I wear a hat and scarf. Brrr…it’s cold!

I’m a little snowman, look at me.
These are my buttons, 1 2 3.
These are my eyes and this is my nose.
I wear a hat and scarf. Brrr…it’s cold!

I’m a little snowman, look at me.
These are my buttons, 1 2 3.
These are my eyes and this is my nose.
I wear a hat and scarf. Brrr…it’s cold!

Christmas Songs for Kids with Lyrics

I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas

This upbeat song written in the 1900’s by John Rox and performed by Gayla peevey only a child at the time, will bring laughter to kids as they try to sing along to its funny lyrics.

I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas Lyrics

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don’t want a doll, no dinkey tinker toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don’t think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He won’t have to use a dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door
That’s the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning
Creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy, what surprise
When I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, no rhinosauruses
I only likes hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me, too

Mom says a hippo, would eat me up but then
Teacher says a hippo is a vegetarian

There’s lots of room for him in our two-car garage
I’d feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage

I can see me now on Christmas morning
Creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy, what surprise
When I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, or rhinosauruseses
I only likes hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me, too

Five Little Elves

Similar to five little snowman and also by the kiboomers this also a song that helps with counting still keeping the Christmas theme.

Five Little Elves Lyrics

Five little elves jumping on the sleigh
One jumped off and ran away
Mrs Claus called Santa and Santa said
“No more elves jumping on the sleigh!”

Four little elves jumping on the sleigh
One jumped off and ran away
Mrs Claus called Santa and Santa said
“No more elves jumping on the sleigh!”

Three little elves jumping on the sleigh
One jumped off and ran away
Mrs Claus called Santa and Santa said
“No more elves jumping on the sleigh!”

Two little elves jumping on the sleigh
One jumped off and ran away
Mrs Claus called Santa and Santa said
“No more elves jumping on the sleigh!”

One little elf jumping on the sleigh
he jumped off and ran away
Mrs Claus called Santa and Santa said
“No more elves jumping on the sleigh!”

No more elves jumping on the sleigh
They all jumped off and ran away!

Here Comes Santa Claus

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane
Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeers pulling on the reins
Bells are ringing, children singing, all is merry and bright
So hang your stockings and say your prayers, ’cause Santa Claus comes tonight

[Verse 2]
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

[Verse 3]
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 God’s children, that makes everything right
So fill your hearts with Christmas cheer, ’cause Santa Claus comes tonight

[Verse 4]
Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane
He’ll come around when 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, ’cause Santa Claus comes tonight

[Verse 1]
Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane
Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeers pulling on the reins
Bells are ringing, children singing, all is merry and bright
Hang your stockings and say your prayers, ’cause Santa Claus comes tonight

Children’s Christmas Songs for Church

Away in Manger

Stepping in to more soulful songs this classic carol first written in 1882 with many versions after it, is the perfect song to sing with the family huddled around the fire place, reminding kids of the origin of Christmas.

Away in a Manger Lyrics

Away in a manger no crib for a bed
The little lord jesus laid down his sweet head
The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay
The little lord jesus asleep on the hay.1

The cattle are lowing the baby awakes
But little lord jesus no crying he makes.
I love you lord jesus; look down from the sky
And stay by my side until morning is nigh.

Be near me lord jesus i ask you to stay
Close by me for ever, and love me, i pray.
Bless all the dear children in your tender care,
And fit us for heaven, to live with you there.

O Little Town of Bethlehem

O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets 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

A Holly Jolly Christmas

Have a holly, jolly Christmas;
It’s the best time of the year
I don’t know if there’ll be snow
but have a cup of cheer
Have a holly, jolly Christmas;
And when you walk down the street
Say Hello to friends you know
and everyone you meet
Oh ho the mistletoe
hung where you can see;
Somebody waits for you;
Kiss her once for me
Have a holly jolly Christmas
and in case you didn’t hear
Oh by golly
have a holly
jolly Christmas this year

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

This is definitely for a more mature audience, preteens and teenagers  can relate to the true meaning of Christmas and the hope in brings to many all around the world.

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day Lyrics

 I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along th’unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
 And in despair I bowed my head:
“There is no peace on earth,” I said,
“For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.”
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men.”
Till, ringing, singing, on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, good will to men!

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