Top 10 Christmas Songs for Kids

The arrival of Christmas brings along lots of excitement and merry making among the kids. It is the time of the year when children enjoy their winter vacation and wait eagerly for Xmas. Songs have always been a part of Christmas celebration and kids love to sing them out while being in the spirit of festivity. Though there are ample numbers of Christmas songs coming up, there are few that have always ruled the young hearts. So quickly browse through the list of  Top 10 Christmas Songs for Kids and look out if your preferred number has been included.

List of Best Christmas Songs for Kids

1. Santa Claus is coming to Town

2. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

 3. Frosty the Snowman

4. Jingle Bells

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

6. Where are you Christmas? – Faith Hill

7. Rockin’ around the Christmas tree

8. Up on the Housetop

9. All I Want for Christmas

10. Deck the Halls

Top Ten Christmas Songs for Kids

Get along the list of  Top Ten Christmas Songs for Kids and see if your favourite Christmas song has been included or not.

1. Santa Claus is Coming to Town

santa claus is coming - No.1 Christmas Song

One of the leading kid’s Christmas songs in the list of Top 10 Christmas Songs for Kids, Santa Claus is coming to Town was written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie. It was first sung on Eddie Cantor’s radio show in November 1934 which became an instant hit with people. That year Christmas saw more than 400,000 copies of the song getting sold. The song is a traditional standard at Christmas time, and has been covered by numerous recording artists since then.

2. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red Noised -  No.2 Christmas Song

Popularly known as the Santa’s 9th Reindeer, Rudolph the red Nosed Reindeer is an imaginary reindeer with a shinning red nose. It is also believed that it the main reindeer that pulls Santa’s sleigh during Christmas Eve thus the song with this theme is one of the top 10 Christmas carols of all time. Rudolph first appeared in a 1939 booklet written by Robert. L. May and published by Montgomery Ward.

3. Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman - No.3 Christmas Song

Written by Walter “Jack” Rollins and Steve Nelson, Frosty the Snowman is a famous Christmas song first recorded by legendary Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950. The song recounts the fictional tale of a snowman that is magically brought to life through a black top hat that a group of children place atop his head. It was composed after getting inspired from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

4. Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells - No.4 Christmas Song

One of the most popular winter songs, Jingle Bells is also well know as Christmas song due to its Christmas theme. It was written by James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893) and published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh” in the autumn of 1857. Though it is commonly sung during Christmas it was originally written for Thanksgiving.

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

Chipmunk Song - No.5 Christmas Song

Another name in the list of Top ten Christmas Songs for Kids is The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) written by Ross Bagdasarian in 1958. Though Ross sang it originally, the singing credits are given to Alvin, Simon, and Theodore, a fictitious singing group consisting of three chipmunks. It is a great hit among children and when it was released it reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart.

6. Where are you Christmas? – Faith Hill

where are you christmas - No.6 Christmas Song

Where are you Christmas? is a song co written by James Horner and Will Jennings for the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2000. It was first sung by Taylor Momsen in the movie and after that it has become a favourite among kids. In 2008, 4th December, during the lighting of the Christmas tree it was performed by Kaitlyn Maher in a live show at The White House.

7. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Rockin - No.7 Christmas Song

Recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958 on Decca 9-30776, Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree was written by Johnny Marks. In 1960, during Christmas it hit No. 14 on the Billboard pop chart and turned into a perennial holiday favourite that continued to sell well during whole of December, hitting No.5 on the Christmas chart. In the 1980s and 1990s, the Disney Channel aired a DTV music video of the song, set to clips from Mickey’s Christmas Carol.

8. Up on the Housetop

Up on the Housetop - No.8 Christmas Song

Up on the Housetop by Benjamin Hanby in 1864 has been included as one among the top 10 Christmas Songs for Kids due to its recognition. It has also been recorded by a multitude of singers, among the most notable Gene Autry, who is also known for his version of the classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It is the second oldest secular Christmas song after Jingle Bells.

9. All I Want for Christmas

All i want for Christmas - No.9 Christmas Song

Released by Columbia Records on 1st November, 1994, All I Want for Christmas is a hit Christmas song by Carey and Walter Afanasieff. The instrumentation includes bell chimes and heavy back-up vocals, as well as use of synthesizers and this is what makes the song well accepted among young hearts.

10. Deck the Halls

Decks the Halls - No.10 Christmas Song

Melody dating back to the sixteenth century, Deck the Halls or Deck the Hall is a traditional Christmas and New Year song. The carol is in AABA form whose tune is taken from “Nos Galan”, a customary Welsh New Year’s Eve carol published in 1794. The composition is still popular as a dance tune in Wales.

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