Christmas songs

Christmas songs are a key part of the festive season. Whether it is singing the traditional carols, or trying to figure out what Christmas song will be number one on iTunes on Christmas day, Christmas songs all play a role in adding to the fun and enjoyment of the Christmas season.

Christmas songs also remind us of the traditions we have grown up with and the ones we want to pass onto our own children.

Choosing Christmas songs for kids

Little ones love repetition, so Christmas songs like Jingle Bells are easy for them to learn and sing along to. Try choosing songs with a simple rhyme and repetitive chorus. We’ve included links to our top ten choices for you and the links to You-tube so they can watch them as well.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
The story of Santa’s special reindeer, Rudolph, is loved by kids the world over.

Santa Claus is coming to Town
A great way to get kids to think about making sure they’re on their best behaviour during the exciting days leading up to Christmas!

We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Easy for your little one to learn and to help them think about others during the Festive season!

Deck the Halls
A lovely one to play when you’re decorating the tree or making decorations together.

A Kiwi Jingle Bells
A Kiwi twist to the traditional Jingle Bells – Christmas in New Zealand on a sunny summer’s day.

Frosty the Snowman
An easy to learn song that will make your little one aware that there are other places in the world that celebrate Christmas where it is cold and snowy.

Jingle Bells
A happy and cheery tune performed by the Wiggles that your little one will love.

The Little Drummer boy
A beautiful song that will entrance your child. They can even drum along to the song as well.

Let’s clap hands for Santa Claus
A lovely rendition by the Wiggles, great for the Christmas build up!

It is important to spend some time enjoying the magic of Christmas as a family. Whether you are crooning a lullaby to a newborn, or teaching your toddler to sing along to a Christmas carol, the songs you choose are a wonderful way to bond with your little one. They’re also a great way to remember Christmas time as you were growing up as well.