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Educational Songs for a December Theme Unit

Music Suggestions for the Month of December.

The educational songs on this page are compiled from a variety of different artists and albums. We have grouped them together to help you narrow your search.

These December songs for children teach about winter weather, Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa.

Lyric Pages

Christmas Songs
A Christmas Toy – Linda Brown/Dr. Thomas Moore
Brr Brr BRR – Karen Rupprecht & Pam Minor
Christmas Cheer – Linda Brown/Dr. Thomas Moore
Christmas Elves – Linda Brown/Dr. Thomas Moore
Christmas in the West – The W.L.A. Children's Choir
Come See Our Tree! – Linda Brown/Dr. Thomas Moore
Do You Hear the Reindeer?
    – Christmas Song for Young Children
Flor de la noche buena – Ron Brown
Let's Make The World A Better Place –The W.L.A. Children's Choir
The Gingerbread Man – Susan Harrison
O Christmas Tree – Traditional Christmas Song Lyrics
Santa, Do You Know? – The W.L.A. Children's Choir
Up on the Housetop – Traditional Christmas Song Lyrics
See more of our Christmas Songs.

Chanukah Songs
(Hannukah is based on the Jewish calendar - it begins at sundown on the 25th day of Kislev and concludes on the 2nd or 3rd day of Tevet (Kislev can have 29 or 30 days).

Candles Bright – Dr. Thomas Moore
The Chanukah Ha-Ha! Song – The Miracles of Chanukah 
Fill the World – Mrs. Music
The Ha! Ha! Holiday Song – The W.L.A. Children's Choir 
Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah – Traditional Song Lyrics
Holiday Time – (Christmas and Hannukah) 
It's Holiday Time – The W.L.A. Children's Choir
Light the Festive Candles – The W.L.A. Children's Choir
Light the Night – The Miracles of Chanukah 
Ma'oz Tzur (Rock of Ages) – Traditional Hanukkah Song Lyrics 
Mattathias Had 5 Sons – The Miracles of Chanukah 
Mi y'malel – Traditional Song Lyrics 
Oh Hanukkah is Here – Kiboomu Music 
Spinning Dreidle – Laszlo Slomovits
Strong Like a Hammer – The Miracles of Chanukah 
See more of our Chanukah Songs.

Kwanzaa Songs - December 26th - January 1st
Celebrating Kwanzaa – Marla Lewis 
Chant and Sing for Kwanzaa: K-W-A-N-Z-A-A!
    – Caroline and Danny 
Kwanzaa Song – Songs For Teaching®
Kwanzaa is Here – Greta Pedersen 
Kwanzaa is Here – Kiboomu Music 
Holiday Song – Joyce Paultre 
Holidays Are Fun – Music with Mar.

Winter Songs
Catchin' Snowflakes – Listen and Learn
Clackin' On the Ice – Listen and Learn
December – Listen and Learn
December Add Along Song – Andrea Moon
Feathered Friends – Karen Rupprecht & Pam Minor
Gettin’ Ready (for the winter) – Mark Szabo
The Ha! Ha! Holiday Song – The W.L.A. Children's Choir
Hibernation – Cool Creatures
Holiday Time – Listen & Learn
The Icicle Ball – Karen Rupprecht & Pam Minor
Skating – Shari and Jerry
Snowflakes In My Ear – Mary Miché
Snowy Day – Listen and Learn 
Winter Sleep (Preparing for Hibernation) – Phil Rosenthal
Winter Sleigh Ride – Karen Rupprecht & Pam Minor

December also has these Month Long Observances:

Hi Neighbor Month
  See our Communities songs

Write to a Friend Month
  See our Friendship songs

Holidays for the Month of December

December 1st
- Eat a Red Apple Day

  See our Fruit songs
- Rosa Park's Day
  See our songs about African-American History

December 2nd - Special Education Day
  See our Special Needs songs

December 8th - Hannukkah Begins (2012)
  See our Hannukkah songs

December 10th - Nobel Peace Prize Awarded
  See our Peace songs

December 17th - Wright Brother's Day
  See our Biographical songs

December 21st - First Day of Winter
  See our Calendar & Seasons songs

December 25th - Christmas
  See our Christmas songs

December 26th - Kwanzaa Begins
  See our Kwanzaa songs

December 31st - New Year's Eve
  See our New Year songs


10 Songs for 10 Months: A School Year Add-Along CollectionAndrea Moon
All YearIntelli-Tunes
Keep the SpiritTickle Tune Typhoon
MonthsListen & Learn 
Months of MusicKaren Rupprecht & Pam Minor
Rhythms & Rhymes for Special TimesJack Hartmann
Sing a Song of Holidays – Dr. Thomas Moore
Winter Holiday Songs – Karen Rupprecht & Pam Minor
WinterscapesLondon Symphony Orchestra
Winter Themes for Winter DaysChristmas Instrumentals from the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra

E-Books and Musical Plays

All About Winter© E-Book
Christmas Concert Idea Book
K-3 Christmas Concert Ideas
Survival Santa: A Musical Christmas Revue – Themes and Variations
The Winter Holiday Show: A Multi-Species Celebration Musical Play – Bad Wolf Press

See more songs for Theme Units.

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