It’s that time of the year again – the decorations are up, the lights are twinkling, and the unmistakable scent of cinnamon and pine is wafting through the house. As a mom, there’s nothing quite like the joy of seeing your little ones immersed in the magic of the holiday season. So I love to find ways to get my girls into the spirit of Christmas! And what better way to amp up the festive vibes than with some cheerful Christmas tunes?

Let’s face it, getting into the holiday spirit is practically a mom’s superpower. We’re the chief decorators, the cookie-baking captains, and the official elves of the season. And what’s a Christmas without a playlist that can turn even the most mundane kitchen dance party into a winter wonderland extravaganza?

If you’re looking for some kids’ songs to spread some yuletide cheer, I’ve got the ultimate list of the 50 best Christmas songs for our little ones. Because, let’s be honest, nothing beats the sound of tiny voices belting out ‘Jingle Bells’ or ‘Santa Shark’ at the top of their lungs. Let’s make this holiday season not just festive, but so fun!

50 Best Christmas Songs for Kids

1. Jingle Bells

2. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

3. Frosty the Snowman

4. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

5. Deck the Halls

6. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

7. Feliz Navidad

8. Up on the Housetop

9. Silent Night

10. Joy to the World

11. Jolly Old St. Nicholas

12. The Twelve Days of Christmas

13. Here Comes Santa Claus

14. Away in a Manger

15. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

16. O Christmas Tree


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17. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

18. Santa Shark

19. All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

20. Do You Hear What I Hear?

21. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

22. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

23. Nuttin’ for Christmas

24. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)

25. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

26. Little Drummer Boy

27. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

28. Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me)

29. Frosty the Snowman (Gene Autry version)

30. Here Comes Frosty Claus

31. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

32. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

33. Sleigh Ride

34. Silver Bells

35. Christmas Time Is Here (from A Charlie Brown Christmas)

36. Santa, Tell Me

37. Last Christmas

38. Mistletoe

39. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

40. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

41. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

42. Winter Wonderland

43. I Want a Puppy for Christmas

44. Dominic the Donkey (The Italian Christmas Donkey)

45. Wonderful Christmastime

46. Mele Kalikimaka

47. Must Be Santa

48. Holly Jolly Christmas

49. Christmas Wrapping

50. It’s a Marshmallow World

The Best Ways to Get Your Kids into Christmas Songs

Here are some fun and engaging ways to spark their interest and create a festive atmosphere:

1. Decorate Together to Christmas Tunes:

Put on some cheerful Christmas music while you decorate. We love to turn up the Christmas music while we decorate the Christmas tree as a family, it’s a great way to make lasting memories!

2. Musical Advent Calendar:

Create a musical advent calendar where each day leading up to Christmas, your child gets to listen to a new Christmas song. Make learning or singing the song fun and exciting by adding a new song to your Christmas playlist each day that everyone can jam to while you do those fun Christmas activities like crafts or baking.

3. Dance Parties:

Turn up the volume and have impromptu dance parties in the living room. Choose upbeat and lively Christmas songs that encourage movement. It’s a great way to burn off some energy and have fun.

4. Sing-Along Storytime:

Incorporate Christmas songs into storytime by finding books that have song lyrics or adapting the lyrics into a story. 

5. Karaoke Night:

Arrange a family karaoke night with Christmas songs. Kids love the spotlight, and it’s a fantastic way for them to express themselves while enjoying the festive tunes.

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