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7+ Easy Christmas Concert Themes for Elementary

Looking for elementary Christmas concert themes for your school? Here are some ideas for Christmas concert themes that are simple to put together, yet are interesting and original.

Click here if you’re looking for Christmas Concert Song ideas for your class, rather than the whole school.

Why choose Christmas concert themes?

When you don’t choose a theme for your Christmas concert, it ends up being a mish-mash of songs and skits that don’t go together – and often, the same songs end up getting used over and over.

A great Christmas concert theme helps you choose songs that will go together well, makes decorating easier, and creates a more thoughtful and cohesive presentation for your parents.

What to do with these Christmas Concert themes song suggestions?

You don’t have to have students sing a song in order to use it as part of your Christmas concert theme. Play instruments, create a dance, pantomime skit, magic, or even a fashion show. Personally, I love a more “variety show” style concert that puts together a lot of different skills and talents. Use your creativity to incorporate these song ideas in different ways and you’ll have a Christmas concert that holds your parents’ attention!

A quick and easy concert to put together using inspiration from Christmas-themed films.

Christmas In The Movies & TV Specials

There are a number of wonderful Christmas songs that either originated in or were made famous by movies or TV specials. Here are some song suggestions for a “Christmas at the Movies” concert theme:

  • Where Are You Christmas? (from How The Grinch Stole Christmas)
  • You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch (from How The Grinch Stole Christmas)
  • White Christmas (Holiday Inn)
  • One More Sleep ‘Til Christmas (A Muppets Christmas Carol)
  • Frosty The Snowman (from Frosty The Snowman)
  • Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer (from Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer)
  • Christmas Time Is Here (from A Charlie Brown Christmas)
  • Making Christmas (from The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Somewhere In My Memory (from Home Alone)
  • Believe (from Polar Express)
A non-denominational concert script with a fun retro theme.

Holiday Songs with a Snow Theme

A snow theme is a great choice if you need a more inclusive, non-religious holiday theme, but if you want to you can easily get some Christmas songs in there too if you want them!

  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Frosty The Snowman
  • Snowman (The Barenaked Ladies)
  • Footprints (The Barenaked Ladies)
  • If It Doesn’t Snow on Christmas (Gene Autry)

“Christmas Gift” Concert Theme

A heart-warming script with a subtle message about the joy of giving.
  • The Christmas Song by the Chipmunks
  • 12 Days of Christmas
  • I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas
  • We Three Kings (Traditional)

Songs About Elves

  • The Happy Elf (Harry Connick Jr)
  • Elf’s Lament (The Barenaked Ladies)
  • We Are Santa’s Elves (from Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer)
  • Cheer for the Elves (Gwen Stefani)

Christmas Songs with a Toy Theme

  • Toyland
  • Take Me Back To Toyland
  • March Of The Toys
  • Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
  • The Marvelous Toy  

Songs About Reindeer & Other Animals

  • Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
  • Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer
  • Run Run Rudolph
  • I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas

Christmas on Broadway Theme

A review of Christmas songs from various Broadway musicals. This could be made up of solos or groups, or both. This theme would work well for older students or experienced singers – probably not younger elementary.

  • White Christmas (Holiday Inn)
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Meet Me In St Louis)
  • A New Deal For Christmas (Annie)
  • We Need A Little Christmas (Mame)
  • Merry Almost Christmas (A Year With Frog and Toad)
  • Twelve Days to Christmas (She Loves Me)
  • Christmas Carol (The Streets of New York)
  • Be A Santa (Subways Are for Sleeping)
  • Christmas Lullaby (Songs for a New World)
  • Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher (Billy Elliot)   

Themed Scripts for Elementary Christmas Concerts

Looking for something that will really impress your administration and parents? These ready-to-use scripts weave Christmas songs right into the storyline for a cohesive performance.

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