Christmas is coming, festive music fills the air wave and the shopping malls, people are preparing celebrations and there have been more than a few sightings of Santa. Look at the holidays through the eyes of a kid this season and find the entire world enveloped in a blanket of love and fun. Christmas Carols command a special respect in our humble hearts. Christmas makes its way through an added attraction of Santa Claus carrying toys, chocolates and other treasures for its young friends. Christmas Carols for kids are a special part of the Christmas activities.
There is so much that parents can do to prepare their kids to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. Christmas is a time of special music. There are songs of every kind for this time of the year. There are plenty of great Christmas carols for kids to go around. There is not better way for kids to spread a little Yuletide cheer than singing joyful Christmas songs like “Jingle Bells” at the top of their voice.
The sweet soft voices of kids gives the Christmas Carols an extra tune of love, happiness and fun. Here are examples of some Christmas Carol for kids that the kids may find great fun to go throw. Singing with kids make Christmas celebrations all the more enjoyable and lively.
Here are some of our favorite Christmas Carol for kids, come on gather around and sing some Christmas songs together.
For most of us” Jingle Bells” has come to be synonymous with Christmas. James Pierpont wrote it in 1857 for a Thanksgiving program for the Boston Church, where he taught Sunday School. He titled his song “The One Horse Open Sleigh” and made the rhythm so jaunty and the words so catchy that his 40 students learned it instantly. A friend of Pierpont’s admiring the song, called it “merry little jingle” and helped give the tune the name by which we know it today. The Kids’ first performance was such a success that they were asked to repeat it at Christmas time.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie wrote the words and music of this song in 1932, but no music publisher was interested in the song because it was a “kiddies tune” and kiddies tunes were known to be un-commercial. At the time Coots was writing special material for comedian Eddie Cantor, to whom he showed the song. But even Cantor was about to turn it down for his radio show, until his wife Ida persuaded him to give it a try. This was near Thanksgiving in 1934 and of course it was an instant hit. The radio audience went wild over the song. Since then there have been many recordings of the “Santa Claus is Coming to town”. The popular version were the one recorded by Bing Cosby, The Andrews Sisters and Perry Como.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer started life as a poem created by Robert May. He was requested to produce a poem that could be given away to children by the Santa Claus employed by Department Stores at Christmas! This marketing ploy was a massive success and approximately 2.5 million Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer poems were given away in the first year of its publication! In 1949 the singer Gene Autry introduced “Rudolph” at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1949. He recorded a musical version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer composed by Johnny Marks.
60 Christmas Carols for Kids
This is a wonderful collection of Christmas favorites for children, sung by children. The words and music are traditional, making it easy and fun to sing along. What fun I have watching the little ones dance and sing to these timeless classics !
Excellent collection of Christmas and holiday songs. My girls enjoyed listening over and over again and singing along.
The BEST kids Christmas CD I’ve ever heard!!
I was looking for a CD with certain popular Christmas Carols on it in children’s voices. EVERY song I needed was on this CD and sung beautifully in a key the kids could mimic. The kids LOVED all of it. I’m sure I’ll be playing for many years to come here at home as well!
I downloaded the entire CD directly from Amazon MP3 files and had the music exactly when I needed it!
Disney Animation Collection 7: Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1993)
Celebrate the holidays with MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL, a beloved classic short film that is now part of the Disney Animation Collection! Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and many more of our favorite characters join the cast in this delightfully charming adaptation of a classic holiday tale. Ebeneezer Scrooge Scrooge McDuck is far too greedy to understand that Christmas is the time for kindness and generosity. So, with the guidance of some wise ghosts with Goofy and Jiminy Cricket, and the examples set by his clerk Bob Cratchit Mickey and nephew Fred Donald, Scrooge learns how to embrace the true spirit of the season. Each volume in the Disney Animation Collection series is packed with classic Disney short films that will bring laughter and merriment into your family’s home. Add them all to your DVD library today!
Bonus Features Include the following shorts: Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Pluto’s Christmas Tree, The Small One, Santa’s Workshop.
1. Mickey’s Christmas Carol – (25:47) This popular Disney animated cartoon is from 1983 and has been featured on several DVD’s in the past. In an animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece, Scrooge McDuck plays Ebenezer Scrooge who is tight with money and puts money above everything. Even on Christmas Eve, his poor employee Bob Cratchit (Mickey Mouse) is docked pay for Christmas vacation. But its when the Ghosts of Christmas past pay a visit to Ebenezer and show him that he should have compassion for people.
2. The Small One – (25:33) A popular Disney animated cartoon from 1978. A story about a boy who lives outside of Nazareth and because “The Small One”, a donkey is getting too old, the boy’s father tells him they must sell him. The boy who absolutely loves the Small One is crushed but tells his father that he will be responsible in selling Small One and finding him a new home. So, the boy and his donkey go to Nazareth.
3. Pluto’s Christmas Tree – (6:53) A 1952 Technicolor animated short. Mickey cuts down a Christmas tree which is inhabited by two chipmunks: Chip and Dale and with Mickey and Pluto decorating the tree, Pluto is disturbed in finding out that the tree has two inhabitants living there.
4. Santa’s Workshop – (6:18) a Silly Symphony animation from 1932 featuring Santa and his elves preparing for Christmas day.
The Ultimate Disney Christmas
A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Elf, A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Garfield Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Scrooge, Scrooged, Die Hard . . . the list is endless. There are dozens and dozens of films and TV specials that deal with the holidays. Some of good, others are just downright horrible. A few of them are considered some of the finest (Lampoon and Wonderful Life), while others are just mediocre (Jingle all the Way, The Santa Clause). But no matter what, most of these films and TV specials are always perfect for this time of year. And if you’re a Disney fan, then Mickey’s Christmas Carol would be the right one for you. This DVD features four films: Mickey’s Christmas Carol, The Small One, Santa’s Workshop, and Pluto’s Christmas Tree. Christmas Carol is a half-hour adaptation of Dickens’s classic story. The characters are played by Mickey, Scrooge McDuck, Pete, and more. It’s what you would expect from vintage Disney: great animation, sharp writing, and some dark moments that you would NEVER see in today’s Disney world. The Small One, also half-and-hour long, is by Don Bluth (of Land Before Time fame), and it tells the story of a young boy who must sell his aging donkey whom he adores very much. It’s a very religious story, and some people may want to keep a box of Kleenex handy. Santa’s Workshop and Pluto’s Christmas Tree are both classic Disney shorts that deserve recognition, but I wish they added Toy Tinkers (starring Chip, Dale, and Donald Duck) on this DVD.
Still, this is something that I can easily recommend to people of all ages. All four films (except maybe Santa’s Workshop which looks a bit outdated) are excellent for the holiday season. In fact, you can see all four of them along with the other Christmas classics. You know, there are so many Christmas films and specials that I think I would lose count if I named all of them at once. Overall, these are the ones that make us feel and revel in the spirit of the holidays. Whether it’s Mickey’s Christmas Carol or A Charlie Brown Christmas, whether it’s Miracle on 34th Street or National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, or whether it’s Home Alone or A Christmas Story, you can never go wrong with “the most wonderful time of the year.”
Christmas carols for kids make kids take an active part in the Christmas celebration. Actually, Christmas carols for kids are also for adults to enjoy the happiness of Christmas!