I love Christmas carols and songs. Much to my husband’s dismay, our house is often filled with the happy sound of holiday tunes (and my accompanying singing voice!) from at least November first. The music of Christmas truly lifts your spirits, making you happy and excited for the holiday season…and this doesn’t just apply to adults. Christmas carols and songs are fabulous for lifting the spirits of kids too – which leads us to this fun collection of Christmas songs for toddlers and preschoolers.
The songs included here are a mix of traditional and newer Christmas songs and carols. Each is paired with a YouTube video. I spent hours scouring YT for the best video to match each song. I was looking for a video that was fun for a young child to watch with clear lyrics and a good tempo – not too fast or too slow.
Alternatively, if you are looking for action songs and finger plays to sing with your preschooler or kindergartener, click through to our Christmas action songs & finger plays collection.
Top 10 Christmas Songs Videos for Toddlers & Preschoolers
1. Jingle Bells – this version via Patty Shukla Kids TV
This is a classic most of us grew learning and singing. It never gets old…except maybe when the kids are singing it for the 427th time in the backseat of the car! It is also a simple, repetitive song to learn.
2. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer – this version via The Wiggles
This is an fun song with an amazing story behind it. Narrate the tale to the kids and then teach them how to sing this simple, catchy song.
4. The 12 Days of Christmas – this version via Bounce Patrol Kids
This traditional carol was first published in England the 1700s as a cumulative song about 12 increasingly grand gifts, one given on each of the twelve days of Christmas.
5. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – this clip from the ending of the film Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town with the Fred Astaire
A fun song reminding young ones to be good throughout the year to receive a gift when Santa comes to town.
6. We Wish You a Merry Christmas – this version via The Kiboomers
This classic Christmas song is a simple one for even toddlers to learn.
7. Frosty the Snowman – this version via Animated Cartoons for Children
A fun song about a snowman who comes to life to play with the kids who built him.
8. Reindeer Pokey – this version via The Kiboomers
Simple, catchy song that will make you want to dance!
9. S-A-N-T-A – this version via Super Simple Songs
A fun twist on the traditional song B-I-N-G-O.
10. Little Snowflake – this version via Super Simple Songs
A repetitive song that explores different parts of their bodies.
10. Silent Night – this version via The Wiggles
A beautiful, traditional carol that celebrates the story of Jesus’ birth.
Be sure to also check out our complete collection of themed children’s rhymes, songs and finger plays. Great for preschool and kindergarten.