These 8 Christmas carols for kids include religious carols, Santa carols, and festive songs that kids will love to learn and sing with the family.
Although there are still some small communities that allow for families to go door to door caroling, the majority of people have never actually had carolers come to their door. However, just because the act of caroling has long since been a tradition of the past, almost everyone knows at least one or two caroling songs. These Christmas carols for kids are great for singing together as a family at home and in the car, or out and about!
Best Christmas Carols for Kids
A great tradition to start for the Christmas holidays is to get the family together to sing Christmas carols. Whether it’s at a large family gathering or just a fun experience for your immediate family, carols can be a great way to get everyone together for some wholesome Christmas fun.
Children will love to be involved with the older kids and it can be a great alternative to just watching the television. It can be an activity everyone can do as a family and a great way to help kids with memory and vocabulary. Although there is a long list of Christmas carols for kids, there are certain ones that are more geared towards children.
- Away in a Manger
- Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful
- Silent Night
It can be difficult to teach children the true meaning of Christmas because kids can get caught up in the gifts and Santa Claus aspect of the holiday. However, teaching them “Away In A Manger” can be a fun way to incorporate the religious aspect of the holiday while still making it fun for them. They can sing along and learn the story of Christmas.
“Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful” is another great carol that incorporates the Lord into the song. Although it might be a little difficult for young children to memorize some of the words, they will be able to joyfully participate in the chorus while the older kids sing the rest of the carol.
“Silent Night” is another great carol for children and arguably the most recognized of all the religious carols. This will be a wonderful addition to any family tradition and a treasured memory to see your little one recite this song in front of the family.
- Santa Claus is Coming to Town
- Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” is a fun carol to teach kids long before Christmas day. The lyrics to discuss the naughty vs. nice aspect of Santa, which we actually don’t use or discuss in my own home with my kids, but they love this song nonetheless.
“Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” tells the story of tolerance and kindness towards others. However, it’s also a fun song that children love to learn and sing.
Festive Christmas carols
- Jingle Bells
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas
- Deck the Halls
“Jingle Bells” is an upbeat carol that children can learn easily. It can be fun to sing this as a whole family and see how fast you can get through the song. However, be forewarned that some kids might pick up the “Batman smells” version 😉
“We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is a perfect carol to teach kids for a fun little performance. Gather up your little ones to sing for a family gathering and they will make you proud.
“Deck the Halls” is great for young children because they will really enjoy the “Fa la la la la” lyrics. You can get older kids to sing the first lines and have younger children fill in the second verses.
Have fun singing Christmas carols for children in your home
Teaching children new songs is a lot easier than you think. Kids love music and singing and it’s a great way to teach them new words. Even if they aren’t able to pick up the entire song, teaching them just the chorus will help them to feel involved. Christmas caroling doesn’t have to be a forgotten tradition, it can be a newfound family tradition that transcends through the years.