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Fun Christmas Songs

For kids or for the kid in you!

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Jesus is the reason for the season and there should be a lot of worship going on during Christmas, but, like every other birthday party, there is also a lot of fun. The Fun Christmas Songs for Kids list is great for kids as well as for the kid in you.

1. "A Holly Jolly Christmas"

Point Of Grace - Home For The Holidays
Word Records

"A Holly Jolly Christmas" was written in 1964 by Johnny Marks and was made famous by Burl Ives when his version was included in the music of CBS's Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Popular Versions of "A Holly Jolly Christmas"

  • Gold City
    From A Gold City Christmas - Purchase/Download
    This version features Tim Riley singing bass even though at the time of the release, he was no longer with the goup.
  • Point Of Grace
    From Home For The Holidays - Purchase/Download
    With a definite country twang, the ladies of Point of Grace make this standard their own.

2. "Frosty The Snowman"

Erin O'Donnell - Christmas Time is Here
Inpop Records
"Frosty The Snowman" was written by Walter "Jack" Rollins and Steve Nelson, and was first recorded in 1950 by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys. The song was subsequently turned into a popular television special. The song was originally titled "Frosty the Snow Man".


Popular Versions of "Frosty The Snowman"

3. "Jingle Bell Rock"

Straight No Chaser - Holiday Spirits
Atlantic
"Jingle Bell Rock" was written by Joe Beal & Jim Boothe and was first recorded in 1957 by Bobby Helms. It has sold over 100 million copies.


Popular Versions of "Jingle Bell Rock"

  • Amy Grant
    From A Christmas To Remember - Purchase/Download
    Amy gives "Jingle Bell Rock" a bit of a big band sound.
  • Newsong
    From The Christmas Hope - Purchase/Download
    Newsong gives "Jingle Bell Rock" a big band sound too.
  • Point of Grace
    From Tennessee Christmas: A Holiday Collection - Purchase/Download
    The gals were obviously thinking about their Christmases as kids when they recorded this version.
  • pureNRG
    From A pureNRG Christmas - Purchase/Download
    Just like kids at Christmas, the kids deliver high-energy, high-impact music all the way.
  • Straight No Chaser
    From Holiday Spirits - Purchase/Download
    Ten incredible voices, a cappella style, do wap the bells in style.

4. "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer"

Mark Lowry - Mary, Did You Know?
Gaither Music

Since 1939, Rudolph has always led Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve and he has spawned a TV special, a feature film and (of course) a song.

Popular Versions of "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer"

  • Ayiesha Woods
    From Christmas Like This - Purchase/Download
    Rudolph visits with a touch of jazz and a dash of blues.
  • Donald Lawrence
    From Hello Christmas - Purchase/Download
    Rudolph goes Gospel - Urban style! Donald Lawrence takes it to church on his version.
  • Mark Lowry
    From Mary, Did You Know? - Purchase/Download
    Mark gives Rudolph a Southern Gospel upgrade.

5. "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"

Jump5 - All The Joy In The World
Sparrow Records
"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" was written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie and was first sung on Eddie Cantor's radio show in November 1934. By the next day, there were orders for 100,000 copies of the sheet music and over 400,000 copies sold by Christmas.


Popular Versions of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"

  • David Phelps
    From O Holy Night... A Live Christmas Celebration - Purchase/Download
    David's live version is so amazing that Santa may come early just to be able to hear Phelps' sing his song!
  • Jump5
    From All The Joy In The World - Purchase/Download
    Jump5 celebrates as only kids can do on their version of the popular song.
  • Natalie Grant
    From Believe - Purchase/Download
    The lady has jazz in her Christmas soul!
  • Point Of Grace
    From Tennessee Christmas: A Holiday Collection - Purchase/Download
    Very big band - very fun.
  • Randy Travis
    From An Old Time Christmas - Purchase/Download
    Incredible country crooning from Randy Travis.

6. "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"

Relient K - Let It Snow...Let It Reindeer
EMI/Capital
"We Wish You A Merry Christmas" is a popular English carol dating back to the sixteenth-century.


Popular Versions of "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"

7. "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch"

Go Fish - More Than a Story
Inpop
"You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" was written by Dr. Seuss to go with the TV special How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It was recorded in 1966 by Thurl Ravenscroft for the cartoon but since he wasn't listed in the closing credits, many thought that Boris Karloff, the narrator and voice of the Grinch, sang it.


Popular Versions of "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch"

  • Go Fish
    From More Than A Story - Purchase/Download
    If the Grinch had ever heard this version of his song, he would have gotten a smile much sooner!
  • Newsong
    From The Christmas Shoes - Purchase/Download
    Newsong's version of the Grinch could easily be used on any Grinchy soundtrack.
  • Take 6
    From The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Purchase/Download
    After a spoken introduction, Take 6 segues right into a cappella magic that is anything but Grinchy!

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