Christmas carols for children, kindergarten children and others

The most beautiful Christmas carols for the little ones


Nobody looks forward to Christmas more than children. Christmas songs with child-friendly lyrics and melodic tones get the little ones in tune with the contemplative time. There are many Christmas carols for children – we show the most beautiful ones here.

Anticipation is known to be the most beautiful joy – and hardly anyone is looking forward to Christmas more than the little ones. The closer Christmas Eve gets, the more excited the children become. Christmas carols for children can be sung with mom and dad, alone, in kindergarten or together with friends.

Christmas carols for children

  • "Come ye Ye Children"

"You little children are coming, oh come all, come to the crib in Bethlehem’s stable and see what joy this Heavenly Father gives us!"

Everyone knows the first verse of the famous song for children. Christmas carols are mostly known, but there is a story behind them: for example, do you know that this Christmas carol is about dates from the 18th century, is ecclesiastical and originally “The children at the crib" is called? The priest Christoph von Schmid wrote it in 1811. The musician Johann Abraham Peter Schulz had already composed the melody for it in 1794. It is one of the most famous Christmas carols. Almost everyone knows kindergarten and primary school children.

One of the classic Christmas carols for children is "O Tannenbaum". It is a German Christmas carol from 1824, that pays homage to the fir tree in its beauty and splendor. Simple texts, light combinations of words and melodic tones make songs a catchy tune for children. Christmas carols like "O Tannenbaum" is such a Christmas catchy tune.

  • "Every year again"

1837 from Wilhelm Hey composed exists "Every year again" today in different melodic versions. The most famous melody comes from the composer Friedrich Silcher:

“The Christ child comes every year. Down to earth where we are human beings. "

The melodic tones make it a contemplative Christmas carol. Kindergarten children often learn it.

  • "Silent Night Holy Night"

This song is the classic among the classics. It stands for tradition and Christmas custom. And it is the most famous Christmas carol in the world. It was composed in Austria, there it is considered an intangible UNESCO cultural heritage. "Silent Night, Holy Night" had its first performance in 1818 when the Austrian village school teacher and organist Franz Xaver Gruber performed it together with the pastor Joseph Mohr in a church near Salzburg. For some adults, the high notes become a creaking trap – but whoever warms it without worrying is the children. Christmas carols like this are almost a musical must on Christmas Eve.

"Jingle Bells" is a modern song version for children. Christmas carols like this, or their chorus, are often better known in the original than the translated text. The English original comes from James Lord Pierpont, who created the song in 1857: “Jingle, bells! Jingle, bells! Jingle all the way! O what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh! Jingle, bells! Jingle, bells! Jingle all the way! O what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh, "it says. Because of the English text, it is more of a Christmas carol for children who are a little older. "Jingle Bells" is one of the most famous English Christmas carols. Kindergarten and primary school children learn it and often know it better than adults.

  • "Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer"

A classic from English! The song "Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer" is lyrically not easy since it was sung in English becomes.

"Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose. And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows ", it says in the first verse. But the childish tongue twister turns out to be one of the most famous English Christmas carols. Kindergarten children have a lot of fun with it, and it is often also heard in primary school classes.

Christmas carols for children – collected on CDs

Many Christmas carols for children are not available individually, but collectively on a CD. That is why we have put together a CD overview for you that shows the most beautiful Christmas carols for children.

  • "In the Christmas bakery" – a CD by Rolf Zuckowski

You could call him the father of children’s songs: Rolf Zuckowski. The now 66-year-old is one of the best-known German authors of children’s songs. "In The Christmas Bakery" is one of his masterpieces and it is a special album: From over 30 years of experience and a selection of around 100 Christmas and winter songs, the crème de la crème of the children’s songs has remained – on two CDs with 20 great Christmas songs from traditional to modern!

On the CD "In the Christmas bakery", Rolf and his friends present classics such as "Tomorrow comes Santa", "Snowflake, white skirt" or "Dear Santa Claus". Modern titles such as "Bald, Bald, Bald" and "Kleine Kinder, Große Kinder (the Advent Calendar Song)" can also be heard. There is definitely something for everyone – for big and small children. Christmas carols on the first CD are popular original recordings. The second CD presents the popular instrument recordings of the album, which have been sold hundreds of thousands of times, for listening, singing and being enchanted.

25 Christmas songs for children, sung by the gang of children’s songs, are on this CD. The CD contains just the right amount of Christmas anticipation for children. Christmas carols tune the little Christmas fans to the contemplative time.

"Dear good Santa" or "O Christmas tree", the small and large children can sing along on the CD "My first children’s songs – Merry Christmas". Even modern songs like "Snowman Song", "My Wish List" or "24 Doors" get the little ones in the mood for a contemplative time and are popular Christmas carols. Kindergarten children and children of primary school age will surely like to hear this CD. The playing time is 57 minutes.

  • "40 most beautiful Advent- & Christmas Carols ”- a CD by Detlev Jöcker

Together through the Christmas season is the motto of the double CD. Because making music together strengthens the pre-Christmas mood and the children’s experience. Christmas carols are supposed to sensitize in a playful way. Musician and composer Detlev Jöcker tries with his “40 most beautiful advents-& Christmas carols “to direct the children’s perception to the contemplative, calm festival. Five of his songs are classic – all others are newly produced and sung. As a little extra there is a code with which a song book with sheet music and music texts can be downloaded free of charge from the Internet. The children can look forward to songs such as "Bald Is Nikolausabend Da", "Kling Glöckchen, Klingelingeling" and "Das Feuer Knistert Leise".

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