Every year on Christmas Eve, we gather together as a family and often our extended family as well and sing Christmas carols!! It is one of my favorite holiday traditions! A great way to get young children involved this year and joining in on the fun, is with this free printable Christmas Songs for Kids songbook PDF!
There are 12 fun song choices that will help spread the holiday spirit and good tidings with the assortment of classic Christmas song selections included here for the whole family to enjoy!
Kids Christmas Songbook Song List
The Christmas Songs for Kids songbook includes these 12 classic Christmas songs:
- Away in a Manger
- Feliz Navidad
- Frosty the Snowman
- Here Comes Santa Claus
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
- Jingle Bells
- Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
- Let It Snow
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Santa Claus is Coming to Town
- The Twelve Days of Christmas
- Up on the Housetop
This list of Christmas songs is perfect for young kids and the family both to enjoy with these favorite children’s Christmas songs!
In addition to the song lyrics, to help pre-readers feel included and make singing time more interactive for those still learning the songs, this songbook has coloring pages throughout that help them point out the songs and pick their favorite.
Other popular Christmas songs we considered added included O Christmas Tree, Silent Night, All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, First Day of Christmas, O Holy Night, and You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch.
Some of these are in our full Christmas songbook PDF that’s full of traditional carol hymns and other Christmas music favorites for the holiday season!
Sneak-Peek: Kids Christmas Song Lyrics
Here’s a short snippet of the song lyrics included! To conserve space here, we’ve just included the 1st verses of the Christmas lyrics here, while the expanded version of the song lyrics are included within the printable songbook below!
1. Away In A Manger Lyrics
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.
The stars in the sky looked down where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay.
2. Deck the Halls Lyrics
Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
‘Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
3. Frosty The Snowman Lyrics
Frosty the Snowman was a jolly happy soul
With a corncob 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
That he came to life one day
4. Here Comes Santa Claus Lyrics
Here comes Santa Claus,
here comes Santa Claus,
Right down Santa Claus lane
Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer
Pullin’ on the reins
Bells are ringin’, children singin’
All is merry and bright
Hang your stockings and say your prayers
‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight!
5. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Lyrics
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
6. Jingle Bells Lyrics
Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
Over the fields we go
Laughing all the way.
Bells on bob-tail ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight.
7. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Lyrics
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas,
Lean your ear this way;
Don’t you tell a single soul
What I’m going to say
8. Let it Snow Lyrics
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!
9. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Lyrics
Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him,
you would even say it glows.
10. Santa Claus is Coming to Town Lyrics
You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
11. The Twelve Days of Christmas Lyrics
On the _____ day of Christmas my true love sent to me…
- A partridge in a pear tree.
- 2 Turtle Doves
- 3 French hens
- 4 calling birds
- 5 golden rings
- 6 gees a-laying
- 7 swans a-swimming
- 8 maids a-milking
- 9 ladies dancing
- 10 lords a-leaping
- 11 pipers piping
- 12 drummers drumming
12. Up on the House Top Lyrics
Up on the housetop
Out jumps good old Santa Claus.
Down thru’ the chimney
With lots of toys,
All for the little ones,
How to Assemble Your Songbook
1. Start by downloading the Christmas Songs for Kids Songbook using the link below.
2. Print out your booklet. See the printer helps. I recommend using one piece of cardstock for the cover if you plan to use the booklet year after year.
Printer With Double Sided Option
After you hit print and the dialog box opens up, change your settings to allow double sided printing. If you don’t see it on the main box, click “properties”.
You will want to select to flip over the “short” side, if it asks you which direction. You should be able to print the entire songbook and just pick up the pile, fold the stack of pages in half on the line, and you’ll be just about done! All of the pages should print in order.
Printer without Double Sided Option
If you don’t have a double sided printer, you can set the printer to print as many copies of the book as you need printing just a single page at a time (for example, telling to to print 3 copies of page 8).
Then, load in your already printed side and hit print again for the next page in sequence allowing the printer to print onto the back of your already printed paper.
This may take a little bit of trial and error to figure out how your printer pulls the paper and prints.
Or, simply hit print and dab a bit of a glue stick around the outer edge of every page and press them together. This will give you thicker pages which may hold up a bit longer.
3. After you have printed your booklet, use a long reach stapler to staple your booklet together at the fold. If you don’t have a stapler long enough to reach, staple through all pages from the front of the booklet close to the fold.
Printable Christmas Songbook for Kids PDF
With that, all you need left is the printable! Just click on the link below to download or save our Kids Christmas Sing-Along Songbook!
I hope it brings you as many fun times and fond memories as it has for our family. Each page has a little image they can color right along with, too! So it’s an activity and Christmas songbook in one!
This songbook is perfect for going out caroling with the kids or singing Christmas songs together on Christmas Eve. That’s one of our traditions, right along side our Christmas Nativity Skit we do each year. That’s another printable you’ll WANT to have!!
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Christmas Songs for Kids Songbook
Want a copy of the coordinating adult Christmas songbook? Head over and grab the Christmas Sing-along Songbook free printable, too!
The page numbers line up with both songbooks so you can start with the kid songs, and move on to other carols when the kids lose interest.
Merry Christmas to your family! I hope you enjoy this Christmas Songs for Kids songbook as my as my boys have been enjoying theirs! We can’t wait to put them to use with their cousins in this Christmas Eve!
Thursday 3rd of December 2015
Love the songbook! AFter over 2hrs trying to find the free printable link I said forget it! Great idea BUT there is no link to take you to the printable songbook! Very disappointed!
Friday 4th of December 2015
There are links in the post, just click by the "click here" tags. https://www.amomstake.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Christmas-Songs-for-Kids-Songbook.pdf
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