Every year thousands of teachers are tasked with finding a song or performance for their class to contribute to a Christmas or holiday concert. (Is your school performing a non-denominational concert, or just want to branch out a bit? Try out these winter concert song suggestions.)
If you’ve been teaching for more than a couple of years then you already know how often these same songs get recycled over and over. No wonder parents only show up to watch their own kids!
By looking for some new, less well known ideas you can add new excitement and interest for your Christmas concert audience – so even the parents of kids in other classes will pay attention.
Tips for choosing a Christmas concert song for your class:
- Consider the amount of lyrics that your class will need to memorize. The younger the students, the more important it is to look for songs that have lots of repetition.
- Consider the musical key that the song is written in. Young children naturally have high voices with a more limited range. If you choose a song written for a grown man, for example, it is likely to be in the wrong key for them unless you are able to transpose it or edit the sound file.
- For more tips on how to make your school concert run more smoothly – like a professional production! – click here for my Christmas concert production tips.
Kindergarten Christmas Concert Song Ideas
- The Mitten In The Snow – sung to the tune of the Farmer In The Dell
- Snowkey Pokey – say mitten/boot/hat/snowsuit instead of hand/foot/etc.
- Must Be Santa – Raffi
Lower Elementary Christmas Song Ideas
- Holiday Lights – may be overused but has flashlight choreography!
- Did You Ever See a Snowman? – to the tune of “Did You Ever See a Lassie?”
- I Want To Be An Elf from MusicK8
- Blitzen’s Boogie
- We Will Jingle
- The Dancing Christmas Tree
- Making Christmas Cookies
- Good Things Come In Little Packages
- The Happiest Christmas Tree
- Hip Hop Elves
- Santa Claus Rock
- North Pole Rock n Roll
- Hip Hop Reindeer
- Elfie Selfie
- Boogie Woogie Reindeer
- One Small Voice – Jack Hartmann
- Dominic The Donkey
- Old Toy Trains
- Reindeer Hokey Pokey
- Santa’s Solar Sleigh
- Down by the North Pole
- Don’t Eat A Poinsettia
- Fa La La Variations
- Chirstmas Clap Rap
Upper Elementary Christmas Song Ideas
- A Winter Wish
- Frosty Hand Jive
- Here Comes The Snow
- Oh What A Glorious Night
- A Porcupine in a Pine Tree (Canadian 12 Days of Christmas)
- Hot Chocolate – Polar Express
French Christmas Concert Song Ideas
- Moi J’aime Skier (sung to the tune of YMCA)
- In France They Have Pere Noel
- Cloche de Noel
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