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Top Christmas party songs for kids

“Feliz Navidad”

This song is popular with both English and Spanish-speaking people around the world. Written in 1970 by Jose Feliciano, the chorus “Feliz Navidad” which means “Merry Christmas” in English, is one of the most downloaded and aired Christmas songs in the U.S. and Canada, according to Wikipedia.

“We Wish You a Merry Christmas”

This festive tune dates back to England in the 16th century, as wealthy Englishman would pass out figgy pudding to carolers.

“I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas”

Sung by 10-year-old Gayla Peevey in 1953, this fun novelty song is sure to get stuck in your head!

“Nuttin for Christmas” by Sugarland

Originally out in 1955, this fun Christmas song about an ornery kid is sure to be a hit with the kids. This version of the song, performed by the band Sugarland for their Gold and Green Christmas album, is a festive choice.

“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”

This classic Christmas tune, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” originally hit the airwaves in 1934. This joyful song is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”

This traditional English Christmas carol dates back to 1833 and there have been several remakes of the song, but we kind of like the upbeat tempo of this version by the Barenaked Ladies with Sarah McLachlan.

“Frosty The Snowman”

Along with Rudolph and Santa Claus, Frosty is another favorite Christmas character. This song was first recorded in 1950 by Gene Autry.

“The Twelve Days of Christmas”

This English Christmas carol was first published in 1780 and describes a series of twelve gifts that get more and more elaborate as the song continues.

“Up On the Housetop”

This Christmas song is another oldie but goodie, as it dates all the way back to 1864! Listen to country crooner Reba McEntire singing this holiday classic from her album Secret of Giving – A Christmas Collection.

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