Chinese Christmas Songs and Printable for Families

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Singing Chinese Christmas Songs and caroling was one of my favorite things growing up.

Growing up I loved watching my parents perform as I accompanied the church choir when I was little.  Later, I enjoyed singing English Christmas songs at the university.

After college, I taught in a local grade school directing the Chinese & English Choir. Teaching them Christmas songs in Chinese is still one of my fondest memories.

Christmas songs and music always brings the Christmas spirit.

It brings us peace, joy, excitement, and hope.

Singing a fantastic way to learn languages.

I have prepared some Christmas songs and compiled them into a FREE mini-book.

Perfect for kids carry with them everywhere.

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The True Meaning of Christmas

Before we jump into the fun, let us remember the true meaning of Christmas.

No matter what you believe, the true meaning of Christmas centers around Jesus Christ. It is about “loving thy neighbor” and lifting people’s spirits. 

Here is a wonderful video to watch as a family:

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Christmas reminds me of God’s love and hope. Heavenly Father loves each one of us, has a plan for us to return to Him as a family through obeying His commandments.

That’s the reason for the gifts, lights, stars, angels. 

Steps for Teaching Kids Chinese through Christmas Songs

  • Explain the background & story of each Christmas song. Use props/pictures while teaching vocabulary in the lyrics
  • Listen to each Christmas songs once or twice while they dance
  • Practice saying the lyrics together out loud
  • Sing and repeat the songs over and over together
  • Add movement, games, or other activities
  • Sing it all day long ( while walking the dog, in the car, before bed, bath,etc. )
  • Put the lyrics up on the wall
  • Learn more songs and compile a Chinese music booklet as a family

 

Do you have any other suggestions to add to this list?

Chinese Christmas Song Mini Book

I created a Chinese & English Christmas Songs Mini Book. It has both the lyrics and romanization. Best of all it is pocket-sized for kids. They can carry everywhere, even while caroling.

And it is FREE!

What’s inside the Chinese Christmas Song Mini Book

It includes six Christmas songs with Traditional & Simplified Chinese characters, romanization, and English lyrics.

Three of them are popular Christmas songs, and the other three are more spiritual ones.

  • Silent Night 平安夜/ 平安夜 (píng ān yè)
  • Jingle Bells 鈴兒響叮噹/ 铃儿响叮噹 (líng é xiǎng dīng dāng)
  • Away In A Manger 在客店馬槽裡/ 在客店马槽里 (zài kè diàn mǎ cáo lǐ)
  • Oh Christmas Tree 哦! 聖誕樹/ 哦!圣诞树 (ò! shèng dàn shù)
  • White Christmas 銀白聖誕  (yín bái shèng dàn)
  • The First Noel 聖誕佳音/ 圣诞佳音 (shèng dàn jiā yīn)
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas 我們祝你聖誕快樂/ 我们祝你圣诞快乐 (wǒ mén zhù nǐ shèng dàn kuài lè)

 

Language versions

All versions include English lyrics as well.

Pick from either Mandarin or Cantonese.

Not sure which Chinese dialect/characters to teach your kids, here is a blog post perfect for you.

Mandarin learners

  • Traditional Chinese with Pinyin
  • Traditional Chinese with Zhuyin
  • Simplified Chinese with Pinyin

 

Cantonese Learners

  • Traditional Chinese with Jyutping

  

 

Examples of How to Teach Kids using the Chinese Christmas Song Mini Book

  1. Sing and dance to each Christmas song in the booklet using English first
  2. Then, ask your child to pick one or two to work on  in Chinese together
  3. For younger children pick songs with simple lyrics. (for example: “We wish you a Merry Christmas” or “Oh Christmas Tree”)
  4. Learn the vocab in the songs and practice saying it out loud a couple of times
  5. Put it together and sing the whole song
  6. Have fun

 

Bonus: add movement, dance moves, and props to tell the story of each song!

Chinese Christmas YouTube Videos for Singing Along 

Chinese Christmas songs and printable for families

Need background music or videos for singing along? You got it.

Singing karaoke is also an excellent way to learn Chinese through music. I have learned most of my Mandarin through singing karaoke with friends.

Make a Chinese Christmas Song Book of your own! (Here is a video to teach you HOW)

Practice the songs with your kids while watching YouTube Videos.

Have fun!

Silent Night 平安夜 (píng ān yè )

ENGLISH

MANDARIN 

CANTONESE

Jingle Bells 鈴兒響叮噹/ 铃儿响叮噹 (líng é xiǎng dīng dāng)

ENGLISH

MANDARIN 

CANTONESE

Away In A Manger 在客店馬槽裡/在客店马槽里 (zài kè diàn mǎ cáo lǐ)

ENGLISH

MANDARIN 

CANTONESE

Oh Christmas Tree 哦! 聖誕樹/ 哦!诞树 (ò! shèng dàn shù)

ENGLISH

MANDARIN 

CANTONESE

White Christmas 銀白聖誕 (yín bái shèng dàn)

ENGLISH

CANTONESE

The First Noel

聖誕佳音/诞佳音 (shèng dàn jiā yīn)

ENGLISH

MANDARIN 

CANTONESE

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

我們祝你聖誕快樂/ 我们祝你圣诞快乐 (wǒ mén zhù nǐ shèng dàn kuài lè)

ENGLISH

MANDARIN 

CANTONESE

Download the Christmas Song Books HERE

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Other Chinese Resources/ Printable

Want to dig a little deeper? Want other Chinese printables & resources for kids?

Here are some suggestions:

Christmas Chinese theme packs
Christmas Chinese children books
Christmas vocab posters
I-spy boom cards: Christmas
Christmas activities pack

What are your favorite Chinese Christmas songs?

I hope your family enjoys these Chinese Christmas songs. I hope they are easy to learn with the Chinese Christmas Song mini Book.

Please leave a comment. Share with us your favorite Chinese Christmas songs and activities below, I’d love to hear from you.

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