Christmas Songs for Kids

Christmas Songs for Kids

Christmas is an occasion to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Kids love to dance and sing on Christmas! In this article, I have compiled some of the best Christmas songs dedicated especially to kids.
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.... ~ J. Fred Coots, Henry Gillespie
(1934)

Santa is coming kids (wow!). What Christmas gifts will he bring this time (that's a surprise!!)? Loads of celebrations and tons of excitement!! For kids, Christmas is no less than one big feast (which it is, practically). As a kid, I loved almost every Christmas song (well, still I love humming them all!). Christmas is all about celebrating life and thanking the Almighty for all that he has given us.

#1: Jingle Bells!
An all time favorite, the most popular Christmas song for kids 'Jingle Bells' was authored by James Lord Pierpont. Initially, the title of the song was 'One Horse Open Sleigh', however, later it was changed to 'Jingle bells'.

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 up sot.

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.


#2: Silent Night!
A beautiful song to end the day with soulful prayers to the Almighty. Another famous Christmas song for kids, to sing while they are getting ready for the sleep. This famous Christmas carol was written by Joseph Mohr, an Austrian priest and his friend, Franz Xaver Gruber. A beautiful prayer to express the gratitude towards God!

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 Saviour is born
Christ, the Saviour is born

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


#3: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!
One of the most popular Christmas songs 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' was originally a poem created by an American advertising executive named Robert May. He was requested by a department store to write a Christmas song for kids. Robert's poem became an instant hit and this was made into a song by the singer Gene Autry and composer Johnny Marks.

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him,
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?"

Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you'll go down in history!


#4: Nuttin' For Christmas!
Dear kids, Santa has a message for you; if you will be good, only then will you get his gifts!! Yeah! This popular song was written keeping the naughty ones in mind! This famous Christmas song for kids was penned by S. Tepper and R. Bennett in 1955. So, be good and get gifts!

I broke my bat on Johnny's head;
Somebody snitched on me.
I hid a frog in sister's bed;
Somebody snitched on me.
I spilled some ink on Mommy's rug;
I made Tommy eat a bug;
Bought some gum with a penny slug;
Somebody snitched on me.

Oh, I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.

I put a tack on teacher's chair
Somebody snitched on me.
I tied a knot in Susie's hair
Somebody snitched on me.
I did a dance on Mommy's plants
Climbed a tree and tore my pants
Filled the sugar bowl with ants
Somebody snitched on me.

So, I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.

I won't be seeing Santa Claus;
Somebody snitched on me.
He won't come visit me because
Somebody snitched on me.
Next year I'll be going straight;
Next year I'll be good, just wait
I'd start now, but it's too late;
Somebody snitched on me.

So you better be good whatever you do
'Cause if you're bad, I'm warning you,
You'll get nuttin' for Christmas.


Some More Christmas Songs
Here is a list of some more Christmas songs, especially for kids:
  • Santa Claus is coming to Town
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Joy to The World
  • My Favorite Season
  • Deck the Halls
  • It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • Let it Snow!
  • Must be Santa
  • Up on the Housetop
  • All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
  • Holly Jolly Christmas
  • The 12 Days of Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland
  • O Christmas Tree
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Most of us must have heard all these songs, and they are a favorite of all. You can request your parents to buy you the CDs of these songs or download them from the net. And if they are practiced in your school choir then it's great, you can form a group with your friends and sing these songs on Christmas eve! So, have loads of fun and enjoy this auspicious occasion. Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!!!