Finding great Christmas music for kids is easy. An abundance of songs are out there that are easy for small children to memorize and sing. Encouraging music at a young age is good for kids' development and fun for them.
Christmas Music for Kids with Easy Lyrics
To find Christmas music you can easily teach your child, ask his or her preschool or kindergarten teacher. Librarians who run children's programs are also great resources when it comes to finding Christmas music for your child to sing.
Young children usually only remember the first verse and chorus of a Christmas song, so do not be discourage if they cannot memorize the whole song. Making up hand gestures will help your child remember the lyrics.
Some easy-to-learn holiday songs include:
- Jingle Bells
- Away in the Manger
- Here Comes Santa Claus
- Silent Night
- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
- Frosty the Snowman
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Older children may enjoy funny Christmas songs, like Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer, All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth, and I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.
Christmas CDs for Younger Kids
Department stores, music stores, and discount stores carry a wide variety of Christmas music for kids on CDs. Taking along kid-friendly versions of holiday classics can make any long holiday car ride go faster.
Young children enjoy hearing songs sung by other kids, as in the popular Kidz Bop CDs. Two Christmas collections have been put together: Kidz Bop Christmas and A Very Merry Kidz Bop. Another option for finding great tunes sung by kids for kids is The Broadway Kids' Sing Christmas.
Popular kids' television shows and toys sometimes produce Christmas CDs, too. Some to check out include:
- A Chipmunk Christmas
- Care Bears Christmas Collection
- Disney's Family Christmas Collection
- Elmo Saves Christmas
- The Muppet Christmas Carol
Tweens and Teens Christmas Music
Younger kids like the tunes sung by cartoon characters, and adults may enjoy the classics, but finding Christmas music for kids between the ages of 10 and 16 may be difficult. A great CD for tweens and teens is Now That's What I Call Christmas! which features tracks by popular artists of today, like NSync and Destiny's Child, along with artists like Chuck Berry and Peggy Lee.Teenagers may be happiest singing along with their favorite artists. Contemporary pop and country singers regularly put out albums or are featured in compilation CDs of Christmas music for kids. Look for albums featuring:
- Christina Aguilera
- Justin Timberlake
- Rascal Flatts
- Tim McGraw
- Mariah Carey
- Kelly Clarkson
- Carrie Underwood
Not sure about the type of music your teenager likes? Get them gift certificates for downloading songs over the internet for their mp3 players. Teens with cell phones may appreciate a free Christmas ringtone download to use during the holiday season.
Regardless of the age of the kids in your life, you can find Christmas music that they will enjoy. Asking him or her what CD is best will make finding music easier during the hectic shopping season.