Nothing puts pep in a kid's step like the holidays; and playing Christmas music for kids is a great way to add even more cheer to the season. The following list of music features old favorites and new Christmas songs that will make kids, tweens and teens want to sing and dance.
Festive Holiday Songs for Young Children
Toddlers love classic Christmas carols like "Jingle Bells" and "Frosty the Snowman" because they have catchy melodies and fun lyrics that are easy to memorize and sing. The following Christmas music for young kids is a great starting point for developing their love of holiday music.
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry
If your little ones want a simple way to remember the names of all Santa's reindeer, have them sing-a-long with Gene Autry. His rendition of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is a soothing classic that young kids will want to listen to on repeat. History.com reports that this wildly popular tune even ranked number one on the U. S. pop charts in 1950!
"That Time of Year" by Olaf (Josh Gad)
Olaf, the beloved snowman from Disney's Frozen, belts out this engaging holiday song with glee. Kids are sure to have a chuckle at Olaf's humor and antics as the animated character adds so much festive flurry to every note he sings. For a more in-depth experience, kids can watch Olaf's Frozen Adventure to hear him sing this tune on screen.
"Jingle Bells" by Michael Buble' featuring The Puppini Sisters
This beautiful version of "Jingle Bells" will definitely make kids realize "oh what fun it is" to enjoy a new spin on a good, old-fashioned holiday song. Introduce your little elves to this Christmas music staple sung by Buble' and see how their taste in music soars as high as their spirit.
"Frosty the Snowman" by Martina McBride
This charming tune explains how kids made Frosty the Snowman come to life. Children will find the magical details delightful as they sing along to lyrics about the "jolly happy soul." Thanks to this sweet song, they'll try to replicate Frosty anytime they get a chance to build a snowman.
Christmas Tunes Tweens Will Love
Tweens will revel in these merry Christmas songs sung by some of their favorite artists from Ariana Grande to Justin Bieber.
"Oh Santa!" by Mariah Carey featuring Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson
This amazingly talented trio of singers is the perfect combination for belting out a jubilant song. The peppy tune is sure to get tweens dancing and joining in on the upbeat vibe.
"Underneath the Tree" by Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson's cheerful track will make a tween's spirit bright. It's a bubbly song that reminds listeners that enjoying happy relationships is the reason for the season.
"Under the Mistletoe" by Justin Bieber
No tween will be able to resist vintage Justin Bieber singing this sweet love song about planting a kiss on your crush under the mistletoe. The tune will top their list of faves as they snap along to the relatable lyrics.
"Holidays" by Meghan Trainor featuring Earth, Wind & Fire
Meghan Trainor introduces a new generation of youth to old-school band Earth Wind & Fire in her song, "Holidays." The collaboration results in an irresistible, jazzy tune that's sure to lead to impromptu dancing, singing and happier moods.
Hip Christmas Music for Teens
Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Jessie J and more contemporary artists sing Christmas tunes that will resonate with teens. Teenagers will find the captivating melodies and relatable lyrics of the following songs appealing and more sophisticated to suit their tastes.
"Christmas Tree Farm" by Taylor Swift
Country turned pop singer Taylor Swift fuses both music styles in her nostalgic Christmas song that's destined to become a classic. Teens will appreciate the lyrics that detail feeling at home in a loved one's arms while reminiscing about the dreamy days of Christmases past.
"All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey
TIME Magazine calls Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" the "holiday gift that keeps on giving," while noting that although the song debuted in 1994, it continues to top charts in recent years. All this to say that teens will find this romantic and timeless Christmas song is an absolute must for their playlists.
"Hallelujah" by Carrie Underwood & John Legend
This slow and dreamy ballad pairs top vocalists Legend and Underwood to create holiday magic. Teens will enjoy the slow, sentimental melody and the thoughtful, passionate lyrics sung so brilliantly in harmony.
"Man With the Bag" by Jessie J
Jessie J manages to make a childish topic sound positively sultry as she sings about Santa Claus coming to town for Christmas. She'll draw in teens with her playful approach to this holiday song which she sings with so much personality and bravado.
Music to Your Ears
Music adds so much joy and personality to the holiday season. When you hear your kids of all ages sing Christmas songs, it will create lasting memories for the entire family. Spreading joy and cheer is as easy as turning on a tune.