The Christmas season is filled with music – you hear it on the radio, at shopping malls and stores, in church, and practically everywhere you go. It’s hard to find a place where you don’t hear Christmas songs during the holidays. But many of the most popular songs during the holidays are rather slow and somber, not exactly the type of things active kids want to listen to all the time. So here are a few songs made just for kids. They’ve got catchy tunes and lyrics that kids will love.

1. Reindeer Poop
Kids who enjoy making or receiving “reindeer poop,” a silly Christmas gag gift made with chocolate candy, will love this song about a man who travels to the North Pole and discovers that reindeer poop is tasty. (Adults who aren’t familiar with the candy variety may be thinking “what the heck?….”) If you get your kids involved in making reindeer poop for the holidays, this is a great song to listen to while preparing the bags.

2. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
This is an old song that kids still love. Originally recorded in 1953 by 10-yaer-old Gayla Peevey, the song became an instant holiday hit, peaking at number 24 on Billboard magazine’s pop chart in December 1953. The song, about a little girl who asks Santa to bring her a hippo for Christmas, inspired a local promoter to actually raise money and buy Gayla Peevey a real hippopotamus. The girl donate the hippo, named Matilda, to the city zoo, where it lived for about 50 years.

3. Santa’s Stuck Up in the Chimney
Poor Santa. He ate too much and now Christmas is in danger because he’s stuck in someone’s chimney. It’s up to the reindeer to push, pull, tug and shove Santa Claus until he gets free in this wacky song that kids will love. (And fair warning to adults: this is a catchy tune that you may just find yourself humming if you listen too many times with the kids!)


You can find even more funny Christmas songs for kids here.