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Elementary Christmas Concert Ideas

Looking for elementary Christmas concert ideas? Sometimes directing a whole musical for Christmas just isn’t practical, especially in an elementary school. Here are some ideas for Christmas concerts that are simple to put together, yet are interesting and original.

Christmas on Broadway

A review of Christmas songs from various Broadway musicals. This could be made up of solos or groups, or both.

  • 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)   

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. A few of these overlap with those listed in “Christmas on Broadway”, above. Here are some song suggestions:

  • 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)
  • almost any song from 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)

 Songs About Snow

  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Frosty The Snowman
  • Snowman (The Barenaked Ladies)
  • Footprints (The Barenaked Ladies)

Songs About Elves

  • The Happy Elf (Harry Connick Jr)
  • Elf’s Lament (The Barenaked Ladies)

Songs About Toys

  • 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

A Pop Christmas

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. Find out more here.