Yay! Christmas Day is finally here, and once you've managed to crawl out from under the mounds of wrapping paper and presents, there's really nothing better than throwing on a little Christmas music to sing with the family.
Of course, some songs are much more fun for kids than others, particularly the ones that have to do with Santa. But even though that's the part of Christmas little ones get most excited about, it's also important to teach them why we're really celebrating today -- and that's why it's good to incorporate some carols that tell the story of baby Jesus' birth as well.
Here's a list of 20 songs that make up the ultimate Christmas playlist for kids. Turn 'em on, sing away, and have some fun!
- Up on the Housetop
- The Chipmunk Song
- Jingle Bells
- 12 Days of Christmas
- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
- Frosty the Snowman
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas
- Deck the Halls
- Silent Night
- Joy to the World
- Away in a Manger
- Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
- Let It Snow
- The Little Drummer Boy
- All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
- Sleigh Ride
- Here Comes Santa Claus
- The First Noel
- O Little Town of Bethlehem
What is your favorite Christmas song to sing with your kids?
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