Religious Christmas Songs


Religious Christmas Songs

Religious Christmas Songs

Religious Christmas Songs for preschoolers through second grade.


The following song is by Fr Modupe Taylor-Pearce, and Anglican Priest from Sierre Leone. It’s not technically about Jesus being born, but since it is to the tune of Jingle Bells, we sing it at Christmas time!

1. J-O-Y, J-O-Y,

This is what it means:

Jesus first

Yourself last

And others in between

2. J-O-Y, J-O-Y,

Romans Thirteen Nine

Love your neighbor as yourself

And this will give you Joy

3: Learning about Jesus, listening to his voice

Obeying his word, joyful all the way.

Listening to his voice, Obeying his word.

O what fun it is to have Christ Jesus in my heart – Oi!

(Repeat the whole song)

Modupe and Olive Taylor-Pierce Copyright © 1996 Modupe and Olive Taylor-Pierce


To the tune of three blind mice.

“Three Wise Men”

Three wise men , three wise men,

traveling a far, seeing a star,

the found the savior in Bethlehem,

the fell on their knees and the worshiped him, never before has there ever been a baby like him, three wise men, three wise men repeat 3 times


Take Me Out to the Stable

(tune/”Take Me Out to the Ballgame)

Take me out to the stable,

out to where Christ was born.

Show me the manger he

used for his bed.

Show me the sweet doves

who cooed by his head.

And let’s look way up

at the heavens,

look for the star where He lay.

For it’s why — we — have

Christmas morning.

It’s Jesus’ birthday!

For it’s why — we — have

Christmas morning.

It’s Jesus’ birthday!


The Baby in the Manger (tune of “Wheels on the Bus)

The cow in the manger went moo-moo-moo, moo-moo-moo, moo-moo-moo, the cow in the manger went moo-moo-moo, all through the night.

The hay on the ground went crunch-crunch-crunch, crunch-crunch-crunch, crunch-crunch-crunch, the hay on the ground went crunch-crunch-crunch, all through the night.

The baby in the manger went waa-waa-waa, waa-waa-waa, waa-waa-waa, the baby in the manger went waa-waa-waa, all through the night.

His mother Mary went shh-shh-shh, shh-shh-shh, shh-shh-shh, his mother Mary went shh-shh-shh, all through the night


Here is a circle activity for Christmas

5 little angels high above me

The first one said “Do you see what I see?”

The second one said ” A star is shining in the night

The third one said ” Oh what a beautiful sight

The fourth one said ” A child is sleeping in the night

The fifth one said ” He will bring us goodness and light

5 little angels sing with joy about the birth of a baby boy


We little snowmen, so colorful and bright
are here to say thank you with all our might.
We not only have a nice place to play
we get to learn about God and we get to pray.
Our teachers are so sweet and they really do care
even though they ask us to clean up and they ask us to share.
Today we are learning about snow and winter.
Oh what fun we have at this center.
So if you need a friend, a friend in deed
come to our room and you will see.


Happy Birthday Jesus

Happy Birthday Jesus
I’m so glad its Christmas
All the tinsel and lights
The presents are nice
But the real gift is you
Happy Birthday Jesus
Jesus I love you!


Jesus – to the tune of Bingo

The Lord above us gave his son and Jesus was his name-o.
J-E-S-U-S! J-E-S-U-S! J-E-S-U-S!
And Jesus was his name-o.


Happy Birthday to Jesus (tune: Happy Birthday)

On the first Christmas Day, From the Father above, Came the little Lord Jesus, To show us God’s love.

Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, I love you dear Jesus, Happy birthday to you.

Our three year old classes usually sing this one at our Christmas program each year.

One thought on “Religious Christmas Songs”


  1. We little snowmen, so colorful and bright
    are here to say thank you with all our might.
    We not only have a nice place to play we get to learn about God and we get to pray.
    Our teachers are so sweet and they really do care even though they ask us to clean up and they ask us to share.
    Today we are learning about snow and winter.
    Oh what fun we have at this center.
    So if you need a friend, a friend in deed come to our room and you will see.

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