Preschool Christmas Songs and Music



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Santa's Prayer
The sleigh was all packed, the reindeer were fed,
But Santa still knelt by the side of the bed.
"Dear Father," he prayed "Be with me tonight.
There's much work to do and my schedule is tight.
I must jump in my sleigh and streak through the sky,
Knowing full well that a reindeer can't fly.
I will visit each household before the first light,
I'll cover the world and all in one night.
With sleigh bells aringing, I'll land on each roof,
Amid the soft clatter of each little hoof.
To get in the house is the difficult part,
So I'll slide down the chimney of each child's heart.
My sack will hold toys to grant all their wishes.
The supply will be endless like the loaves and the fishes.
I will fill all the stockings and not leave a track.
I'll eat every cookie that is left for my snack.
I can do all these things Lord, only through You,
I just need your blessing, then it's easy to do.
All this is to honor the birth of the One,
That was sent to redeem us, your most Holy Son.
So to all of my friends, least Your glory I rob,
Please Lord, remind them who gave me this job."
Reindeer Pokie (Sung To: Hokey Pokey)
You put your antlers in,
you put your antlers out,
you put your antlers in,
then you shake the,em all about.

You do the reindeer pokie
And you turn yourself around,
That's what it's all about.

You put your hooves in,
you put your hooves out,
you put your hooves in,
then you shake the,em all about.

You do the reindeer pokie
And you turn yourself around,
That's what it's all about.

You put your tail in,
you put your tail out,
you put your tail in,
Then you shake the,em all about.

You do the reindeer pokie
And you turn yourself around,
That's what it's all about.

You put your red nose in,
you put your red nose out,
you put your red nose in,
then you shake the,em all about.

You do the reindeer pokie
And you turn yourself around,
That's what it's all about.

You put your whole selfin,
you put your whole self out,
you put your whole self in,
then you shake the,em all about.

You do the reindeer pokie
And you turn yourself around,
That's what it's all about.

Way up High on the Christmas Tree
Way up high on the Christmas tree (Point up)
Two little candy canes winked at me (wink),
So I shook that tree as hard as I could (pretend to shake tree)
And down dropped those candy canes (squat down)
Mmm, Mmm, Good!! (Rub Tummy)
Little Reindeer
One little, two little, three little reindeer
Four little, five little, six little reindeer
Seven little, eight little, nine little reindeer
Pulling Santa's Sleigh
Little Reindeer
We went out looking for a Christmas tree,
We went to see what we could see
The first tree we found was much too small
The second tree we found was much too tall
The third tree we found was much too broad
The fourth tree we found was thin as a rod
The fifth tree we found looked just right
So we chopped it down with all our might
We took our tree home and set it up straight
And everyone thought that it looked just great
Then we all joined hands and gathered around
The beautiful Christmas tree which we had found
I'm A Little Christmas Tree (Sung To: I'm A Little Tea Pot)
I'm a little Christmas tree tall and straight
Here are my branches for you to decorate.
First you put the star on the very top
Just be careful that my balls don't drop
S-A-N-T-A (Sung To: B-I-N-G-O)
I know a man with a long white beard
And Santa is his name-o
S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A
And Santa is his name-o!

He wears a red hat and big black boots
And Santa is his name-o
S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A
And Santa is his name-o!

Eight little reindeer pull his sleigh
And Santa is his name-o
S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A
And Santa is his name-o!

And Santa is his name-o!

He slides down the chimney with a pack on his back
And santa is his name-o
S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A
And Santa is his name-o!

He leaves toys, under the Christmas tree
And Santa is his name-o
S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A
And Santa is his name-o!

S-A-N-T-A (Sung To: B-I-N-G-O)
There is a man we know so well,
And Santa is his name-Ho
S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A
And Santa is his name-Ho

There is a man we know so well,
And Santa is his name-Ho
Ho-A-N-T-A, Ho-A-N-T-A, Ho-A-N-T-A,
And Santa is his name-Ho

There is a man we know so well,
And Santa is his name-Ho
Ho-Ho-N-T-A, Ho-Ho-N-T-A, Ho-Ho-N-T-A,
And Santa is his name-Ho

There is a man we know so well,
And Santa is his name-Ho
Ho-Ho-Ho-T-A, Ho-Ho-Ho-T-A, Ho-Ho-Ho-T-A,
And Santa is his name-Ho

There is a man we know so well,
And Santa is his name-Ho
Ho-Ho-Ho-Ho-A, Ho-Ho-Ho-Ho-A, Ho-Ho-Ho-Ho-A,
And Santa is his name-Ho

There is a man we know so well,
And Santa is his name-Ho
Ho-Ho-Ho-Ho-Ho, Ho-Ho-Ho-Ho-Ho, Ho-Ho-Ho-Ho-Ho,
And Santa is his name-Ho

My Candy Cane
This is my candy cane for all who'd like to see,
I can put it anywhere even on the tree.
It reminds me of Christmas time and of the falling snow,
But most of all when Santa goes, ho, ho, ho!
Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Star
Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star
Way up high is where you are
Shining bright for all to see
On the top of our tree
Twinkle Twinkle Christmas star
Way up high is where you are
Santa Claus, Santa Claus, You are Much Too Fat (Sung To: Jingle Bells)
I heard a reindeer hoof, then Santa dressed in red,
Came crashing thro' the roof and landed on my bed.
I thought it was a dream, but quickly did I wake,
As soon as I heard Santa scream, "I want a piece of cake!"

Oh, Santa Claus, Santa Claus, you are much too fat;
I was sleeping peacefully but not my bed is flat. Oh!
Santa Claus, Santa Claus, how much do you weigh?
I'm glad I'm not a reindeer that has to pull your sleigh!

He got up off the floor and said, "How do you do?"
I said, "My back is sore, my head is black and blue."
"So sorry!" he replied, and then he asked my name.
He offered me a ride, I said, "No, thank you just the same!"

Oh, Santa Claus, Santa Claus, you are much too fat;
I was sleeping peacefully but not my bed is flat. Oh!
Santa Claus, Santa Claus, how much do you weigh?
I'm glad I'm not a reindeer that has to pull your sleigh!

I heard a "ho, ho, ho," the sleigh was in the sky.
but it was moving slow and wasn't very high.
It wobbled in the air, I hoped it wouldn't fall;
Said Santa, chewing cookies, "Merry Christmas, one and all!"

Oh, Santa Claus, Santa Claus, you are much too fat;
I was sleeping peacefully but not my bed is flat. Oh!
Santa Claus, Santa Claus, how much do you weigh?
I'm glad I'm not a reindeer that has to pull your sleigh!

Christmas Stocking
An article of clothing, This month I'll want to use,
But not where you'd imagine, down inside my shoes!
Oh, no! It's more important! It won't be used in walking!
For Santa Claus will fill it, It's my Christmas Stocking.
Christams Secrets
I know so many secrets, such secrets full of fun;
But if you hear my secrets, please don't tell anyone.
Here are some lights that twinkle, here is an ornament.
Here is a great big present, from Grandpa it was sent.
And on the very tip-tip top, an angel you can see,
What is the secret? Can't you tell? Why, it's a Christmas tree!
Reindeer Are Tapping
Reindeer are tapping on the rooftop and while their tapping,
Santa is getting all the packages for you and me
Down through the chimney with his knapsack
And when the job is finished
Dear, Santa and his reindeer fly away
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year.

Now let's all do a little clapping (clap),
Now let's all do a little clapping(clap),
Now let's all do a little clapping (clap),
And spread Christmas cheer (raise arms above head)

Now let's all do a little jumping (jump),

Now let's all do a little jumping(jump),
Now let's all do a little jumping (jump)
And spread Christmas cheer (raise arms above head)

Now let's all do a little waving (wave),
Now let's all do a little waving(wave),
Now let's all do a little waving(wave),
And spread Christmas cheer (raise arms above head)

We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year.

Merry Christmas Elf (Sung to: Pop Goes the Weasel
Round and round the Christmas tree,
Santa chased the elf.
Santa caught him and gave him a kiss.
Merry Christmas, elf.
Idea: Let children dress like santa and elves and act out song.
When Santa Comes Down the Chimney
When Santa comes down the chimney, I should like to peek,
But he'll never come, no never, until I'm fast asleep!
Five Little Christmas Trees
Five little Christmas Trees (Hold up Five Fingers),
Standing all alone
Their hearts were very sad (Make Sad Face)
'Cause they hadn't found a home
Then chop went the axe (chopping)
And down fell the tree (clap)
And off she went with a happy family! (Make Happy Face)

Four little Christmas Trees (Hold up Four Fingers),
Standing all alone
Their hearts were very sad (Make Sad Face)
'Cause they hadn't found a home
Then chop went the axe (chopping)
And down fell the tree (clap)
And off she went with a happy family! (Make Happy Face)

Three little Christmas Trees (Hold up Three Fingers),
Standing all alone
Their hearts were very sad (Make Sad Face)
'Cause they hadn't found a home
Then chop went the axe (chopping)
And down fell the tree (clap)
And off she went with a happy family! (Make Happy Face)

Two little Christmas Trees (Hold up Two Fingers),
Standing all alone
Their hearts were very sad (Make Sad Face)
'Cause they hadn't found a home
Then chop went the axe (chopping)
And down fell the tree (clap)
And off she went with a happy family! (Make Happy Face)

One little Christmas Trees (Hold up One Fingers),
Standing all alone
Her heart was very sad (Make Sad Face)
'Cause she hadn't found a home
Then chop went the axe (chopping)
And down fell the tree (clap)
And off she went with a happy family! (Make Happy Face)

No little Christmas Trees
Standing all alone
Their hearts were very happy
'Cause they all found a home
Toys on the Christmas Tree (Sung To: "This Old Man")
Submitted by Amber
This little drum, under the tree
Santa put it there for me
With a boom-boom, rat-a-tat, rummy-tummy-tum
Christmas Day is so much fun!

This little train, under the tree
Santa put it there for me
With a chug-chug, choo-choo, rummy-tummy-tum
Christmas Day is so much fun!

This little doll, under the tree
Santa put it there for me
With a ma-ma, ma-ma, rummy-tummy-tum
Christmas Day is so much fun!
Santa is Back
Two merry brown eyes, a cute little nose,
A long snowy beard, two cheeks like a rose,
A round chubby form, a big bulging sack;
Hooray for old Santa, we're glad that he's back!
Jolly Santa Claus
Santa Claus is big and fat.
He wears black boots and a big red hat.
His nose is red, just like a rose;
And he is jolly from his head to his toes.
Christmas Bell
I'm a little Christmas bell.
I like to sing a Christmas song.
When I sing, you hear me ring,
Ding-dong, ding-dong.
Reindeer
EIGHT REINDEER Eight little reindeer playing in the snow.
Eight little reindeer at the North Pole.
All of them anxious for Christmas Day,
Waiting for Santa to say: Up, up and away.
Five Little Reindeer
The first little reindeer went to the market,
To buy some Christmas trees.
The second little reindeer went to the elf shop,
To supervise the toys.
The third little reindeer hurried to he cookie factory,
To prepare for girls and boys.
The fourth little reindeer went to the TV stations,
To ready the Christmas shows.
And the fifth little reindeer weat to see Heat Miser and Cold Miser
To order the season's snows.
Shy Santa
Isn't it the strangest thing
That Santa is so shy?
We can never, never catch him,
No matter how we try.
It isn't any use to watch
Because my mother said,
"Santa Claus will only come
When children are in bed."
Pretty Tree (Sung To: This is the Way We Wash Our Clothes)
This is the way we look for a tree,
Look for a tree, look for a tree.
This is the way we look for a tree,
Early in December.

This is the way we chop the tree,
Chop the tree, chop the tree.
This is the way we chop the tree,
Early in December.

This is the way we carry it home,
Carry it home, carry it home.
This is the way we carry it home,
Early in December.

This is the way we stand it up,
Stand it up, stand it up.
This is the way we stand it up,
Early in December.

This is the way we make it pretty,
Make it pretty, make it pretty.
This is the way we make it pretty,
Early in December.

Ride From Santa
If I could find old Santa, I'd ask him for a ride,
And in the wooly blankets, I'd snuggle by his side.
And when we go up high to the chimneys tall,
I would stay up on the roof for fear that I would fall.
And when the reindeer start to go,
I'd call out loudly, whoa... reindeer... whoa!
Ten Bells (Sung To: "Ten Little Indians")
One bell, two bells, three Christmas bells.
Four bells, five bells, six Christmas bells.
Seven bells, eight bells, nine Christmas bells.
Ten Christmas bells to ring.
Christmas Is Coming
Oh clap, clap your hands and sing out with glee,
For Christmas is coming and merry are we.
Now over the snow comes Santa's reindeer.
They scamper and scamper to bring Santa here.
Santa Claus Ho, Ho, Ho (Sung To: Where is Thumpkin?)
Santa Claus, Santa Claus
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho,
Santa Claus, Santa Claus
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho,
Hear His Bells (Sung To: Are You Sleeping?)
Are you sleeping? No more peeking,
Or I'll tell, or I'll tell.
Santa Claus is coming, Santa Claus is coming.
Hear his bells, hear his bells.
Toys And Tinsel (Sung To: Twinkle, Twinkle)
Christmas, Christmas, Santa Claus,
Toys and tinsel, reindeer paws.
Presents, presents, trees a glow,
Love and laughter, clothes to sew.
Christmas, Christmas, on the way.
Cannot wait, until the day.
Down The Chimney Santa Comes (Sung To: Mary Had a Little Lamb)
Guess whose beard is long and white?
Long and white, long and white
Guess whose beard is long and white?
Dear old Santa.

Guess whose suit is red and white?
Red and white, red and white.
Guess whose Suit is red and white?
Dear old Santa.

Guess who comes on Christmas Eve?
Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve
Guess who comes on Christmas Eve?
Dear old Santa.

Down the chimney Santa comes,
Santa comes, Santa comes.
Down the chimney Santa comes,
Dear old Santa.

The Lights on the Tree (Sung To: The Wheels on the Bus)

The lights on the tree go, blink, blink, blink...
Blink, blink, blink... blink, blink, blink.
The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink...
All Christmas Day.

The presents at the house go rattle, rattle, rattle...
Rattle, rattle, rattle...rattle, rattle, rattle
The presents at the house go rattle, rattle, rattle...
All Christmas Day.

Other verses:

  • The train under the tree goes cho, cho, cho
  • The baby in the house goes wa, wa, wa
  • The mom at the house goes bake, bake, bake
  • The grandma at the house goes hug, hug, hug
  • The grandpa at the house goes kiss, kiss, kiss.
  • The dog at the house goes snore, snore, snore
Ring Those Bells (Sung To: Jimmy Crack Corn)

Ring those bells and stomp your feet (stomp feet),
Ring those bells and stomp your feet (stomp feet),
Ring those bells and stomp your feet (stomp feet),
Christmas time is here!

Ring those bells and turn around (turn around),
Ring those bells and turn around (turn around),
Ring those bells and turn around (turn around),
Christmas time is here!

Ring those bells and jump up high (Jump),
Ring those bells and jump up high (Jump),
Ring those bells and jump up high (Jump),
Christmas time is here!

Five Little Candles
Five little candles twinkling on the tree.
The first one said, "What do you see?"
The second one said, "I see Santa big and jolly."
The third one said, "I see Christmas wreathes or holly."
The fourth one said, "What do you hear?"
The fifth one said, "Children singing loud and clear,"
We'll Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year."
Jolly Santa Claus (Sung To: London Bridge)
See him walking all around ... all around, all around.
See him walking all around, jolly Santa Claus
Hear the ho, ho, ho, ho, ho ... ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho,
Hear the ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, jolly Santa Claus.
Hear the sleigh bells ... hring ring ring .
Hear the sleigh bells, jolly Santa Claus.
See the Snowflakes Falling
See the snowflakes falling (wiggle fingers)
See the candles glow. (hold up one finger)
See the wreaths upon the door, (make wreath with hands)
It's Christmas time, I know!
Santa Claus, Santa Claus (Sung To: Are You Sleeping?)
Santa Claus, Santa Claus,
Ho, ho, ho ... ho, ho, ho.
Where is Santa? Where is Santa?
I don't know. I don't know.
He's at the North Pole, He's at the North Pole
Making Toys, Making Toys
For All The Boys and Girls, For All The Boys and Girls
Who've been good, who've been good
Here is The Chimney
Here is the chimney (Make fist with thumb inside)
Here is the top. (Put Other Hand Over Fist)
Open the lid. (Remove hand from fist)
And out Santa will pop. (Pop up thumb from fist)
Five Little Bells
Five little bells hanging in a row.
The first one said, "Ring me slow."
The second one said, "Ring me fast."
The third one said, "Ring me last."
The fourth one said, "I'm a chime."
The fifth one said, "Ring me at Christmas time."
The sixth one said, "Ring me with the others."
The seventh one said, "Ring me for the mothers."
The eighth one said, "Ring me with a song."
The ninth one said, "Ring me all day long."
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer:

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some, so bring some out here:

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Up on the Housetop
Hanby
Up on the housetop reindeer pause;
Out jumps good old Santa Claus.
Down through the chimney with lots of toys,
All for the little ones
Christmas joys!

Ho, ho, ho!
Who wouldn't go?
Ho, ho, ho!
Who wouldn't go?
Up on the housetop,
Click, click, click!
Down through the chimney with
Good Saint Nick!

First comes the stocking
Of little Nell.
Oh, dear Santa
Fill it well!
Give her a dolly
That laughs and cries;
One that will open
And shut her eyes.

Ho, ho, ho!
Who wouldn't go?
Ho, ho, ho!
Who wouldn't go?
Up on the housetop,
Click, click, click!
Down through the chimney with
Good Saint Nick!

Next comes the stocking
Of little Will.
Oh, just see what
A glorious fill!
Here is a hammer
And lots of tacks;
Also a ball
And a whip that cracks.

Ho, ho, ho!
Who wouldn't go?
Ho, ho, ho!
Who wouldn't go?
Up on the housetop,
Click, click, click!
Down through the chimney with
Good Saint Nick
Jingle Bells
Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh,
O'er the fields we go,
Laughing all the way.
Bells on bobtails ring,
Making spirits bright.
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight. Oh!
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh. Hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh.

A day or two ago,
I thought I'd take a ride;
And soon Miss Fanny Bright,
Was seated by my side;
The horse was lean and lank,
Misfortune seemed his lot,
We got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot!

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh. Hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh.
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer,
Had a very shiny nose,
And if you ever saw it,
You could even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names;
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games.
Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"
Then how the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee,
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,
You'll go down in history."
Jolly Old St. Nicholas,
Jolly old St. Nicholas,
Lean your ear this way!
Don't you tell a single soul
What I'm going to say.
Christmas Eve is coming soon.
Now, you dear old man,
Whisper what you'll bring to me.
Tell me if you can.

When the clock is striking twelve,
When I'm fast asleep,
Down the chimney broad and black,
With your pack you'll creep.
All the stockings you will find
Hanging in a row.
Mine will be the shortest one.
You'll be sure to know.

Johnny wants a pair of skates;
Susy wants a dolly.
Nellie wants a story book;
She thinks dolls are folly.
As for me, my little brain
Isn't very bright.
Choose for me, dear Santa Claus,
What you think is right.
I Know Someone (Sung To:Yogi Bear Theme Song
I know someone you don't know, Santa, Santa
I know someone you don't know, Santa, Santa Claus
Santa, Santa Claus, Santa, Santa Claus
I know someone you don't know, Santa, Santa Claus.

Here Comes Santa Claus
Here comes Santa Claus! Here comes Santa Claus!
Right down Santa Claus Lane! Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer
Are pulling on the reins.
Bells are ringing, children singing; All is merry and bright.
Hang your stockings and say your prayers, 'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.
Here comes Santa Claus! Here comes Santa Claus!
Right down Santa Claus Lane! He's got a bag that is filled with toys
For the boys and girls again.

Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle, what a beautiful sight.
Jump in bed and cover up your head, 'cause Santa Claus comes tonight.
Under the Christmas Tree
I found a train under the Christmas tree, and this is what it played for me.
Whoo-ooo-ooo-ooo...ooo-ooo-ooo, and this is what it played for me.

I found a toy under the Christmas tree, and this is the way it played for me.
Tra-la-la-la-la...la-la-la, and this is the way it played for me.

I found a horn under the Christmas tree, and this is how it played for me.
Too-too-too-too...too-too-too, and this is how it played for me.

I found a doll under the Christmas tree, and this is what it said to me.
Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma...ma-ma-ma, and this is what it said to me.
Who Am I (Santa Addition)
I wear a big funny hat
And glasses on my nose.
My beard is looong and snowy white
And I wear boots over my toes!
Waiting Reindeers
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 little reindeers, stand beside the gate.
Hurry, Santa said the five or we'll be late
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, little reindeers, Santa said, please wait
Wait for three more reindeer for then there will be eight.
This Is
This is the wreath that hangs on the door.
This is the tree that stands on the floor.

This is the mantel where stockings are hung.
This is the book from which carols are sung.

This is the snow that covers the town.
This is the chimney that Santa comes down.

This is the box and inside it is hid
This is the jack that pops, when you open the lid.

This is Christmas time, it is so much fun.
Santa's Workshop
Here is a great big Christmas tree Trim'med with lights and balls.
(Put fingertips together of each hand with palms apart)
Here are Santa's little elves, they run when Santa calls.
(wiggle fingles)
This is Santa's workshop, filled with gifts and toys
(Make fist with one hand and hold it with other)
The elves and helpers fill the sleigh, for all good girls and boys.
(Point at each other)
When Santa Got Stuck Up the Chimney
When Santa got stuck up the chimney,
He began to shout:
"You girls and boys,
Won't get any toys,
If you don't pull me out!"

"My beard is black,
There's soot in my sack,
My nose is tickling too!"

When Santa got stuck up the chimney,
"Aaachooo, achoo, achoo!"