The Best Christmas Songs For Preschoolers and Toddlers (Santa songs, Jesus songs, and Seasonal Songs!)

It’s coming up to that time of year again. We’re all on the lookout for some fun and easy (let’s be honest!) Christmas songs to teach to our Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Singing Christmas songs for at least a month before Christmas has become a solid Christmas tradition in my home. You can often hear a stray Christmas song floating through the air in our house from October onwards!

There are a few classic Kid’s Christmas songs that I have always made sure to teach my kids, as Toddlers and Preschoolers. You know, the ones that every kid just knows by the time they reach school.

However, I also like to mix it up a bit and teach them some new ones now and then, both for their sanity and my own! Ha!

Most of these songs are classics, but I have also changed the lyrics to a few nursery rhymes that we love, to make them Christmassy! Be sure to check out, ‘5 Little Elves’, ‘1,2,3,4,5, The Wise Men Saw a Star Arrive’, ‘5 Little Brussel Sprouts’, and ‘Build, build, build your Snowman,’ if you fancy something new and unique!

Let me know in the comments what you think of them!

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Santa-related Christmas Songs for Preschoolers and Toddlers

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,

Had a very shiny nose,

And if you ever saw it,

You would even say it glowed.

All of the other reindeer,

Used to laugh and call him names

They never let poor Rudolph,

Join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas eve,

Santa came to say,

Rudolph with your nose so bright,

Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight.

Then all the reindeers loved him

And they shouted out with glee

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

You’ll go down in history!

5 Little Elves

(Sung to the tune of 5 Little Ducks)

5 Little Elves went sledging one day,

Over the hill and far away,

Santa Claus called, ‘Help fill my sack’,

But only 4 little elves came back.

(Continue the verses in this way until no elves come back)

Sad Santa Claus went out next day,

Looking for his elves to play,

Santa Claus called, ‘I’ve filled my sack’,

Then all 5 elves came sledging back!

Jingle Bells

Jingle bells,

Jingle bells,

Jingle all the way.

Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh!


Jingle bells,

Jingle bells,

Jingle all the way

Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh

Dashing through the snow,

In a one-horse open sleigh,

O’er the fields we go,

Laughing all the way

Ho Ho Ho

Bells on bobtails ring,

Making spirits bright,

Oh what fun it is to sing,

A sleighing song tonight,


Jingle bells,

Jingle bells,

Jingle all the way,

Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh,


Jingle bells

Jingle bells,

Jingle all the way,

Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh!

When Santa Got Stuck up the Chimney

When Santa got stuck up the chimney,

He began to shout,

‘You boys and girls won’t get any toys,

If you don’t pull me out!

‘My beard is black,

There’s soot in my Sack,

My nose is tickly too’,

When Santa got stuck up the chimney

A-choo A-choo A-choo

5 Little Brussel Sprouts

(Sung to the tune of 5 Little Speckled Frogs)

5 Little Brussel sprouts

Making me want to pout

Sitting there on my Christmas plate

Yuck Yuck

One jumped into my mouth

I feel it going south

Now there are four green Brussel Sprouts

Yuck Yuck!

(Repeat until there are no Brussel sprouts left!)

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas,

We wish you a Merry Christmas,

We wish you a Merry Christmas,

And a Happy New Year.

Good tidings we bring,

To you and your Kin

We wish you a Merry Christmas,

And a Happy New Year

Deck the Halls with Bells of Holly

Deck the halls with bells of Holly,

Fa La La La Laaaaaaa, La La La La,

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly,

Fa La La La Laaaaaaaaa, La La La La

Don we now our gay apparel

Fa La La La Laaaaa, La La La La

Troll the ancient yuletide carol

Fa La La La Laaaaaa, La La La La

Christian Christmas Songs for Preschoolers and Toddlers

1,2,3,4,5 The Wise Men Saw a Star Arrive

(Sung to the tune of 1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a Fish Alive)


The Wise Men Saw a Star Arrive,


They Followed it to Bethlehem.

Why did they follow it?

They knew it would bring great benefit

It led them to the new-born King,

The King who had good news to bring.

Away in a Manger

Away in a manger,

No crib for a bed,

The little Lord Jesus,

Laid down his sweet head.

The stars in the bright sky,

Looked down where he lay,

The little Lord Jesus,

Asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing,

The baby awakes,

But little Lord Jesus,

No crying he makes.

I love you, Lord Jesus,

Look down from the sky,

And stay by my side,

Until morning is nigh,

Be near me, Lord Jesus,

I ask you to stay,

Close by me forever,

And love me, I pray

Bless all the dear children,

In your tender care,

And fit us for heaven,

To live with you there.

Joy to the World

Joy to the world, the Lord is come,

Let Earth receive her King.

Let every heart prepare him room,

And Heaven and nature sing,

And Heaven and nature sing,

And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the Earth, the Saviour reigns.

Let all their songs employ.

While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains,

Repeat the sounding joy

Repeat the sounding joy,

Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy

He rules the world with truth and grace,

And makes the nations prove,

The glories of His righteousness,

And wonders of His love,

And wonders of His love,

And wonders, wonders, or His love.

Silent Night

Silent night, Holy night,

All is clam, all is bright.

Round yon virgin, mother and child.

Holy infant so tender and mild,

Sleep in heavenly peace,

Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night,

Shepherds quake at the sight.

Glories stream from heaven afar,

Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,

Christ the Saviour is born,

Christ the Saviour is born.

Silent night, holy night,

Son of God, love’s pure light.

Radiant beams from Thy holy face,

With dawn of redeeming grace,

Jesus Lord, at Thy birth,

Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.

Happy Birthday Jesus

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to Jesus,

Happy Birthday to You!

Snow-themed Christmas Songs for Preschoolers and Toddlers

Let it Snow

Oh, the weather outside is frightful,

But the fire is so delightful,

And since we’ve no place to go,

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Build, Build, Build Your Snowman

(Sung to the Tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Build, build, build your snowman

Make him big and tall

Pat the snow down nice and firm

Make sure he doesn’t fall

Search, Search, Search, for things,

Your snowman can wear,

Hat, gloves, scarf, a carrot nose,

He is looking fair.

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman

Was a jolly happy soul

With a corn cob pipe and a button nose

And two eyes made out of coal

Frosty the Snowman

Is a fairytale they say

He was made of snow, but the children know

How he came to life one day

There must have been some magic

In that old top hat they found

For when they placed it on his head

He began to dance around

Oh Frosty the snowman

Was alive as he could be

And the children say he could laugh and play

Just the same as you and me

Frosty the snowman

Knew the sun was hot that day

So he said, Let’s run, and we’ll have some fun

Now before I melt away

Frosty the snowman

Had to hurry on his way

But he waved goodbye saying, Don’t you cry

I’ll be back again some day!

Fun and Easy Christmas Songs for Toddlers and Preschoolers

This list has been a mixture of Christmas songs that I have found written by others, and songs where I have taken a common nursery rhyme and changed the lyrics to make it Christmassy!

It’s nice to have a spot of variety and something a little bit new and different every so often.

Singing songs with your toddlers and preschoolers is a great way to encourage their speech and language development and helps with reading later on too!

I hope you and your Toddlers or Preschoolers enjoy singing these fun Christmas Songs as much as I have enjoyed singing them with my children.

Merry Christmas!

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