Preschool Christmas Songs

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We Wish You A Merry Christmas (The Weavers)
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Jingle Bells (Bing Crosby)
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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Gene Autry)
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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Jim Reeves)
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Deck The Halls (John Denver)
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Frosty The Snowman (Michael Buble, The Puppini Sisters)
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Winter Wonderland (Dean Martin)
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The Happiest Christmas Tree (Nat King Cole)
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O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum) (Aretha Franklin)
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The First Noel (Perry Como)
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Here Comes Santa Claus (Alvin And The Chipmunks)
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When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney (Kidzone)
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Given that the Christmas season is one that children the world over look forward to we set about making a playlist of Christmas songs for preschool. Many of the song choices are taken from a list of songs that my 3 year old daughter sang with her little friends at their crèche Christmas show last year. While copies of that show have sold out worldwide (!) we instead have pieced together the original recordings to give you a flavour of what the preschoolers of the world love to sing each Christmas.

You can tell why these Christmas songs would suit a preschool audience because there is both fun and education in equal supply. None more so that the Weaver’s ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’ who gave their rendition a nursery rhyme feel and include several ways to say Merry Christmas in different languages. The most common feature of each of preschool Christmas songs is a sense of joy and Bing Crosby’s exhilarating version of ‘Jingle Bells’ is ideal in that respect. A skittering piano, Bing in flying form and a chorus of female backing vocals make for one of the best Christmas songs for pre-schoolers. John Denver and the Muppets have a crazy time on ‘Deck The Halls’ which should result in plenty of sing alongs for children, teachers and parents alike.

Santa Claus and Rudolf are heroes to everyone under a certain age (and beyond in some cases) so this playlist ensures they are well represented. And that’s not to forget the vast array of Christmas characters like Frosty The Snowman who are an essential element of Christmas songs for preschoolers. Come December a plentiful supply of snow is gratefully accepted so witness those faces all aglow as Dean Martin details his ‘Winter Wonderland’. Nat King Cole is in jolly mood as he sings about ‘The Happiest Christmas Tree’ making it one of the best Christmas songs for toddlers. While the fun is frequent on this list we couldn’t but mention at least one religious number and Perry Como’s triumphant medley fits the bill with distinction.

Published by Kevin Hugger |
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