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Short Christmas Songs

Short Christmas songs are great for small children who are just learning to talk. These songs are usually repetitive and do not have long, drawn-out lyrics that are hard to remember. The short holiday songs are ideal for a quick performance, or they can be listened to just like any other Christmas carol.

Repetitive Christmas songs have very short lyrics. "I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing In)", written in the 17th century, is the perfect example of a short Christmas song. This English traditional Christmas song contains very little lyrics and is extremely repetitive. Another song which does not contain a variety of lyrics is the classic holiday song, "Jingle Bells". This song is not made up of many different verses, but simply contains a chorus that is sung over and over, changing once during the bridge. Other short holiday songs are, "Here Comes Santa Clause" and "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" which also contain repetitive lyrics.

Some short Christmas songs for children are created using the melodies from other non-holiday songs. This gives small children the chance to sing short holiday songs that are easy to learn. Most of these Christmas songs are based on lyrics and tunes that children are already familiar with. "Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star" can be sung by using the melody and most of the lyrics to the popular song "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". A couple of adjustments in the lyrics makes this a short Christmas song that children can easily sing along to. Another example of this process would be "If It's Christmas And You Know It Clap Your Hands", which is a holiday variation of "If You're Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands".

Other Christmas songs that are substantially short compared to other songs are "O Christmas Tree", "Deck The Halls", "The Christmas Song" and "White Christmas". These songs do not have many different verses, with most only having one. These songs are short compared to the very long Christmas songs which have many verses, bridges and chorus variations.

Many people can enjoy short Christmas songs due to the fact that they are easy to catch on to. One can learn the lyrics to these songs very quickly and they will be joining in on the holiday fun in no time. Children will have a great time singing these fun and easy carols with their families, making short Christmas carols a great idea for family Christmas fun.