Christmas Carols and Songs Lyrics for Kids

Christmas Carols and Songs-A Family Singspiration!

 
Christmas songs for kids like "Jingle Bells", "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" are some of the old Christmas favorites that we all love to hear and sing during the Christmas season. As soon as the month of December begins, shopping malls are transformed and imbibe the "Christmassy" spirit. Playing in the background as you shop are popular Christmas carol lyrics, often re-set to modern tunes. The joy and merriment of the Christmas season is widespread and the Christmas song, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" is a universal Christmas greeting.

Christmas carols were made popular by St. Francis of Assisi in Italy in the 12th century. This patron saint introduced Nativity plays during the Christmas season with songs that told the Christmas story. The plays and songs became popular and spread quickly to other European countries. Initially, these songs were sung in homes and not accepted in churches. Traveling minstrels began collecting these songs and sung them as they traveled from place to place.

The word carol comes from a French word which means "a round dance"! Today the world carol has come to mean "a song of praise or joy" and such are the traditional songs that are sung at Christmas time. In the 19th century, carols were included in church services and became even more popular. Bands of carol singers went from street to street singing carols on Christmas Eve. This tradition is still popular today.

Christmas carol lyrics were written to remind us of the Christmas story. The Christmas carol "Hark the Herald Angels Sing", was written by Charles Wesley in 1739. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" dates back to the 15th century. "Joy to the World" was written by Isaac Watts in 1719. All of these are traditional Christian favorites focused on the original Christmas theme.

Modern Christian songs also play a major role in our celebrations of Christmas today. These songs, while centered round Christmas can be humorous, even quirky at times or romantic. Top Christmas songs and family favorites include "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas", written in 1942 by Irving Berlin for the movie, "Holiday Inn", "Frosty the Snowman" written by Walter Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson in 1950, and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" written by Tommie Connor in 1952.

Set a time this Christmas for singing old favorites and traditional Christmas songs and carols. Get a Christmas song list together of your family's favorite songs. To help you get started we've provided the lyrics of some of the best Christmas songs! Feel free to add your family favorites to this short list of Christmas songs.

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth: Lyrics

(Words and lyrics by Don Gardner, 1946)

Everybody pauses and stares at me
These two teeth are gone as you can see
I don't know just who to blame for this catastrophe!
But my one wish on Christmas Eve is as plain as it can be!

All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth!

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
"Merry Christmas."
It seems so long since I could say,
"Sister Susie sitting on a thistle!"
Gosh oh gee, how happy I'd be,
if I could only whistle (thhhh, thhhh)

All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth.

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
"Merry Christmas!"

Little Drummer Boy

(Lyrics and music by Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone in 1958)

Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
When we come.

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That's fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum,
On my drum?

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum.

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

(Tommie Connor in 1952)

I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
Underneath the mistletoe last night
She didn't see me creep
Down the stairs to have a peep
She thought that I was tucked up
in my bedroom fast asleep
Then I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
Underneath his beard so snowy white
Oh, what a laugh it would have been
If Daddy had only seen
Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

(Lyrics and music by Torme and Wells, 1946)

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping on your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe,
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow,
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

They know that Santa's on his way;
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.
And every mother's child is going to spy,
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.

And so I'm offering this simple phrase,
To kids from one to ninety-two,
Although its been said many times, many ways,
A very Merry Christmas to you
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