Don’t be put off by the fact that one-fifth of our list of fun Christmas songs for kids are performed by high pitched cartoon characters because both are genuine crackers. So good is Alvin and the Chipmunks ‘The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)’ that it picked up a 3 Grammy awards in 1958. Not surprising then that plenty of real-life artists have covered the song such is its winning bridge and chorus. Pinky and Perky are another act from the 1960’s who unlike Alvin and his mates have not been updated for contemporary audiences. That said their ‘Snowy White Snow and Jingle Bells’ is a fabulous festive ditty that has proven its longevity over the years.
Elsewhere on this playlist you’ll find a roll call of Christmas greats like Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Gene Autry getting giddy and brightening up tiny faces with their tales of happy Christmas trees and donkey’s called Dominick. Gayle Peevey’s 1953 song ‘I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas’ rings even truer as she was only 10 at the time it was recorded. Such authenticity is not lost on kids and the story is made all the more believable when it is one of their own doing the storytelling. Burl Ives inclusion on this list is telling as he sang and created an aura that was befitting of a much cherished granddad. His ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ is a warm and cosy reminder of the wide-eyed possibilities that only a season such as Christmas can conjure for the little ones.
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