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Christmas Carols for Children

I love Christmas and I enjoy sharing facts about the holidays.

Check out this list of popular Christmas carols for kids!

Check out this list of popular Christmas carols for kids!

The Soundtrack of Christmas

Christmas can't be far away. The marketing blitz has begun, festive music fills the airwaves and the shopping malls, people are organizing celebrations, and there have been more than a few sightings of Santa.

There is so much that parents can do to prepare their children to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas. There is no better way for children to spread a little Yuletide cheer than by singing joyful Christmas songs like "Jingle Bells" at the top of their voices.

Christmas is a time of special music. There are songs of every kind for this time of the year. For those who see the magic of the Yuletide season most clearly through the eyes of children, there are plenty of great kids' carols to go around.

Singing with kids makes Christmas celebrations all the more enjoyable and lively.

Here are some of my favourites. Come on, gather around and sing some Christmas songs.

"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"

For many years now, fathers have been dressing up in white beards and red suits around Christmas time. It was Tommie Connor who wrote this little song in 1952, and he was lucky enough to have 12-year-old Jimmy Boyd record it in a version that sold nearly two million copies in the first year.

"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"

"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"

"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"

In 1932, J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie wrote the words and music of this song, but no music publisher was interested in the song because it was a kiddie tune; kiddie tunes were known to be uncommercial.

At the time, Coots was writing special material for comedian Eddie Cantor, to whom he showed the song. But even Cantor was about to turn it down for his radio show until his wife Ida persuaded him to give it a try. This was near Thanksgiving in 1934.

Of course, it was an instant hit. The radio audience went wild over the song. Since then, there have been many recordings of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." The popular version was the one recorded by Bing Cosby, The Andrews Sisters and Perry Como.

"Santa Claus is Coming to Town"

"Santa Claus is Coming to Town"

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" started life as a poem created by Robert May. He was requested to produce a poem that could be given away to children by the Santa Claus employed by department stores at Christmas! This marketing ploy was a massive success, and approximately 2.5 million "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" poems were given away in the first year of its publication!

In 1949, the singer Gene Autry introduced "Rudolph" at Madison Square Garden in New York City. He recorded a musical version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" composed by Johnny Marks.

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"Jingle Bells"

For most of us, "Jingle Bells" has come to be synonymous with Christmas. James Pierpont wrote it in 1857 for a Thanksgiving program for a Boston church, where he taught Sunday school.

He titled his song "The One Horse Open Sleigh" and made the rhythm so jaunty and the words so catchy that his 40 students learned it instantly. A friend of Pierpont's, admiring the song, called it "Merry Little Jingle" and helped give the tune the name by which we know it today. The children's first performance was such a success that they were asked to repeat it at Christmas time.

"Jingle Bells"

"Jingle Bells"

Merry Christmas!

I have a few more favourites like "Away In a Manger", "Little Drummer Boy" and "Frosty the Snowman", but they are a bit long for young children to memorize. I have noticed that some songs, when sung by very young children during Christmas pageants or school programs, learn hand gestures and motions to go along with the chorus. I guess this is one way to get them enthusiastic about learning the song as well as help them remember the words more easily.

I must admit that most Christmas songs that I know now are songs that I learned when I was a child. These songs just stay in your mind and your heart forever.

How about you? What are your favourite children's Christmas carols?

Here are some Christmas songs from YouTube. I hope you enjoy them and have a Merry Christmas!


What Are Your All-Time Favourite Christmas Carols?

DON NADIE01 on December 06, 2012:

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We wish you a merry christmas

lilly on December 02, 2012:

At Christmas me and my family are going up to the mainland

tasia on December 01, 2012:


trisha and dawn on November 29, 2012:

so amazing i love it its so wonderful GREAT

Mary on November 26, 2012:

I like it very mach!!

Gracie on November 23, 2012:

I love the songs there so cool!!:)

gabriella on November 18, 2012:

im trying to find a christmas song to sing in chours

Anonymous on November 15, 2012:


sara on November 08, 2012:

Love it

sharon on October 27, 2012:

very useful , and i like very much

Kenny on October 20, 2012:

I love these songs . They were awesome.

Ja Lissa on May 30, 2012:

i love these song they rock!!!!!!!!!

alisha on May 06, 2012:

All the songs r g8 except away in manger

chloe on January 02, 2012:

really good songs wish i coud print and sing carols

Emma on December 31, 2011:

I think all your songs are

Fantastic. The best one I like is

Joy to the world .

latwannaallen on December 24, 2011:

i love christmas

me on December 24, 2011:

great songs very simple

epicurioua on December 23, 2011:

i love your carols

A person you dont know BUT TRUST ME THE PERSONS AWESOME! on December 23, 2011:

Thanks I love singing Christmas carols around the house FIVE STARS!

^^happy on December 22, 2011:

very exciting

MART RAINIER YULAS on December 21, 2011:


Tom on December 20, 2011:

enjoyed it.

kacy on December 20, 2011:

good songs but wish come and join the celebration was there

jordyn 7 years old on December 20, 2011:

thease are wouldful songs.

john paul on December 20, 2011:

ito ang hinahanap ko kasi nangangailangan kami ng kanta pampasko na english kasi yung kinakarolingan namin gusto english

keely on December 19, 2011:

i loved the songs i sang the to my family last christmas my singing is coming on very good.

Mikayla just welcomed Nick to Ravenskye City! on December 18, 2011:


rinky on December 18, 2011:


Christmas on December 18, 2011:

Christmas is my favorite holiday ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sarah on December 18, 2011:

there are lovely carols.thank you for sharing.Its fun

Rachel on December 17, 2011:

I like the carols too

ashlie and antionette on December 17, 2011:

we love the songs that are here . we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year 2012

Alayna on December 17, 2011:

good website!!!

chloe on December 17, 2011:

really good to lean and happy christmas. thank you very much

chloe barwell on December 16, 2011:

i like thease song they are christmas rock songs:) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Romano Arnesto from Philippines on December 16, 2011:

What a lovely collection of Christmas songs! Thanks for sharing MM!

mimi on December 16, 2011:

I love it very much. it is exactly what i want to find for my kids. good job man!!

Lauren Kelley on December 15, 2011:

I love this web-site! I'ts so cool!!!

Xmas girl on December 15, 2011:


I used to go to that church until i had to move because of my hubby's job

jake on December 13, 2011:

i love yuor songs

joshua22883 on December 12, 2011:


Piper on December 12, 2011:

I Love singing it is my passion so this site is really cool beacause christmas is my favorite holiday of the year!

kaya on December 12, 2011:

Christmas is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cheyenne on December 11, 2011:

i am singing all these songs at my church my church is called trinity assembly it is in florida

Darrel Mott on December 11, 2011:

I love this carols cose in the school, I´ve got a exam, and I must sing a carol


jm on December 10, 2011:

Dear people I love silent night because it talks about the lord

Briana126 on December 10, 2011:

I really loved Deck The Halls.

Bharati on December 10, 2011:

i was searching carols for my children and i liked all very much. i wish some more carols next time.

Nancy on December 10, 2011:

I love, i love your songs very much. Joy to the world my sunday school kids really enjoy it.

happy christmas to all


JESSICA on December 09, 2011:


Martina Demanuele on December 08, 2011:

I like all the songs and most are Silet Night because I need to sing it and Joy To The World because I am a drumer and I need to know the words by heart GREAT JOD :-)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!P.S I AM MALTESE

lee on December 07, 2011:

i love it lol

kaylat on December 07, 2011:

christmas is great

Akshita is a Nightmare Slayer! on December 07, 2011:

besssssst songgsss

Ashleigh on December 04, 2011:

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kane on December 04, 2011:

i love all of tham because they are brilliant songs like jingle bells and deck the halls

Tiffany on December 04, 2011:

I like your songs.

Rachel on December 03, 2011:

good songs

ashley on December 01, 2011:

I love those songs even the one called I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus and it actually there dads all the time in a white beard and dressed up in Santa clauses suit he wears every Christmas. Those song are cool awesome Margery fun to sing

Darcey on December 01, 2011:

These are really christmasy songs nice and peaceful and a nix mix of rock and sweet I say this website is the most sucsecful and brillant childrens carols website well done

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Merry christmas and a happy new year!

Katie on December 01, 2011:

This music touches my heart...."away in a manger no crib for a bed the lit... sorry have to go and Merry christmas everyone!

Darcey on December 01, 2011:

That was so soft and beautiful lovely for practising for services.Another good thing is that there soft and sweet songs and rock carols so its a very peacful mix and to everybody who is reading this I wish you a merry christmas

LUCY ANN on November 30, 2011:


Bernadette on November 29, 2011:

My 3 year-old son listens to it and said that it was a beautiful music.

poppy on November 29, 2011:

i love away in a manger


lillie on November 28, 2011:

all the songs help me practise for a chrismas play at school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

latecia on November 27, 2011:

i luv FELIZ NAVIDAD i really luv and i mean luv every song, i hope every one has a great christmas santa will be coming soon by people. sincerely

latecia blanca beltran.

temari11 on November 27, 2011:

this is a really good website

Lily Rahman on November 27, 2011:

I luv all ov dem buh OH COME YE ALL FAITHFUL is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

meganquinn12 on November 27, 2011:

these are the best christmas carols

Carmen and Carlos Pastor Garcia on November 27, 2011:

I am from Spain and i was looking for some christmas carols and i found this web with my brother Carlos, this songs are fantastic but we were thinking why dont you put jingle bell rock as a video and we have two more songs that we sing in our school that you could write and put videos, one of them is LET ALL THE PEOPLE REJOICE and the other one is, WE HAVE FOUND HIM by by

from Carmen and Carlos Pastor Garcia.

xavier on November 24, 2011:

i love these , there awsome

Casey Hunt on November 21, 2011:

these are great songs my class loved them.

the awesome one on November 20, 2011:

i luv all the awesome songs especially i saw mommy kissing santa clause that was my fav. luved it. plus it is almost christmas. can't wait!

angelina on November 20, 2011:

I like the christmas carols i like i saw mommy kissing santa claus, santa claus is coming to town,rudolph the red nose reindeer,jingle bells,jingle bell rock

,we wish you a merry christmas,and twleve days of christmas.

emily on November 19, 2011:

i love santa claus is comimg to town

sarah on November 19, 2011:

that is a lovely christmas night song with loads of relaxing

unknown on November 13, 2011:


ellie lewis on November 09, 2011:


aiden on November 05, 2011:

i love jingel bells

aiden on November 05, 2011:

very good

Madina123 on October 26, 2011:

i like these carols we sing some at school

Kimberley on October 25, 2011:

I lile it if you would be able to put on Little Star and I t was on a starry night when the hills were bright.Hope you have a nice xmas everybody.Next week on Monday it is Halloween.Thanks for my advice and you advice too.

Your sincerely



kesha on October 10, 2011:

i love jingle bells

LEXE on December 31, 2010:

ALL THESE CHRISTMAS SONGS MAKE ME CRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nithya on December 23, 2010:

i love these songs

hero christian navarro on December 22, 2010:

ang ganda more learnings......

Supriyo Mallick on December 22, 2010:

Thanks for the nice carols

annabel on December 13, 2010:

can you guys make new songs like midnight and we three kings and starlight all those new songs if you dont know

where to get it just come to montpelier primary school

it is at w5 2qt ealing brodway at london and when you come to the reception ask for miss Goodals and you can make millions because our schoolis going to give you millions IF you get those congs we asked for


MM Del Rosario (author) from NSW, Australia on December 08, 2010:

Thank you very much for all your comments. Over the years I have compiled Christmas carols for kids and I have added more You Tube videos, so you can sing along. Enjoy and have fun in singing the carols. Thanks for visiting and I hope you will come back next year. Have a Blessed Christmas.

grace on December 02, 2010:

Ilove cristmas song and my birthday

Christmaslover2346 on November 30, 2010:

i love carols. thanks for the great songs. my fav. is i saw mommy kissing santa claus.

ivelisse on November 29, 2010:

i love these carols

Tinuke on November 28, 2010:

I love the songs and how they where composed,they sound beautiful and made someone to know that the Lord,Jesus Christ came to life on earth,to save me and you from Sins.

Kaityn on November 25, 2010:

Wow thanx for all those christmas carols and videos they were awsome i mostly come to this web site to look at the christmas carols

thanx again

Sharon on November 21, 2010:

What a wonderful collection of Christmas songs!

Would love to find a Kris Kringle song for preschoolers if anyone has one out there.

God bless you!

Himani Gupta on December 22, 2009:

I love all the Cristmas Carols because they bring a spirit of joy to us about Christmas but from my side the best carol which I like is Jingle Bells.

Iman on December 19, 2009:

i love them so much i can't stop singing

SamiAnne on December 15, 2009:

I was wondering why i was getting so many views on my twelve days of Christmas video on you-tube from While my hub pages showed i was getting no views. the views are coming from you site. And it is a nice! you did a wonderful job. you must get tons of views a day.

Madison on December 12, 2009:

Christmas is the best time of the year for me because I get to spend time with my family and listen to christmas music withmy family! The songs are great for the kids to listen to because they learn about Jesus. the music got me into the mood toread the bible sing about JESUS!

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