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Preschool Christmas Songs

Introducing Christmas songs to your child can be a difficult task. Some of the traditional carols are not necessarily child friendly due to their difficult lyrics and their many verses. In order to make singing Christmas songs easier for small children, it is a good idea to think about what would constitute a preschool Christmas song.

Short traditional Christmas songs which contain very little lyrics are the best religious Christmas songs to teach preschoolers. Songs which repeat song lyrics over and over are also the best carols for these small children. "I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing In)", is a traditional Christmas carol that would not be too difficult for a preschooler to learn. Its small amount of lyrics and repetitive style make this song ideal for introducing the youngsters to Christmas carols. "We Wish You A Merry Christmas", is another great example of a Christmas carol which has very little lyrics and has many repeating lines. Other traditional songs that are great for preschoolers are, "Here Comes Santa Clause" and "Jingle Bells", which both have these same qualities.

Christmas songs that are written form the point of view of a child are also examples of preschool Christmas songs. "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth", is wonderful for a preschooler to learn because the song directly relates to the child in a very current way. These silly songs are perfect for small children because they will enjoy singing them which will make it easier for them to learn. "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause" and "I'm Gettin' Nuttin' For Christmas" are other silly songs that children love to sing at Christmas time.

To make matters a little easier, some preschool Christmas songs can be created by taking the songs that children already know, and changing some of the lyrics to Christmas related topics. "If You're Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands", is a great song that most preschool aged children already know and love. Upon changing a few of the lyrics, this song can be sung as, "If It's Christmas And You Know It Clap Your Hands", making it a Christmas song that is easy for the children to sing. Another example of this kind of Christmas song is, "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", which can be changed to the festive song, "Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star" .

The most important thing to keep in mind when teaching small children preschool Christmas songs is patience. These youngsters need a little more time for learning and once they do, they will be able to enjoy the holiday season by singing festive tunes.