It’s December. Which means it’s time to get the Christmas tree, hang those beautiful glittery ornaments up and sing some Merry Christmas tunes!
This year, I have been incorporating more music into my Mandarin Homeschool as my two girls love to sing and dance, while my son likes to drum to his own beat (my own little drummer boy).
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Chinese Christmas Music for Children
This Christmas, we are learning these four songs for Christmas. They are English favourites translated into Chinese.
- Jingle Bells 玲儿响叮当
- We wish you a Merry Christmas 我们祝你圣诞快乐
- O, Christmas Tree 噢，圣诞树
- Tis’ the season to be jolly迎圣诞
We watched the video by Little Fox Chinese and I printed out the full lyrics for my children to sing along to. My children have progressed so much in their Chinese reading the past year that they picked up the songs super quickly. (Want to know what books we read? Check out this list for our favourite Chinese readers and favourite Chinese reading apps)
For readers who have never heard of the Little Fox Chinese Youtube channel, you should subscribe to them now. They are not as cutesy (and hence, not as annoying) as Baby Bus. There are Chinese readers video, educational topic videos and basic Chinese language explanation videos aimed at young children.
And some other Chinese Christmas tunes for your children to learn…
圣诞 HO HO
Chinese Christmas Music Albums for Children
Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be many Chinese Christmas music Albums available for children specifically. These are the ones I have found and enjoyed. (For the life of me, I cannot bear to listen to 小蓓蕾组合!! Listen to them at your own risk, you have been warned…）
Chinese Christmas Podcast
As my children’s Chinese language skills grow stronger, I have been exposing them to little podcasts episode.
One of which we like is 心藍姊姊說故事. She has a special album on why the reasons why we celebrate Christmas the way we do.
Chinese Christmas Music for Adults
One way I personally maintain my own level of Chinese is through songs. Some of my favourite Chinese singers are Faye Wong, Eason Chan, Jay Chou, Sodagreen, Mayday and Stephanie Sun. I love my Spotify account where I can listen to them even in Australia.
Here are 12 of the most wonderful karaoke worthy Chinese Christmas songs you will ever listen to. There’s old time Chinese Christmas classics from songstress Teresa Teng, to upbeat rock Christmas tunes from Chinese rockstars MayDay. My all time favourites are 雪人 by 范曉萱 Mavis Fan, and 圣诞结/Lonely Christmas by Eason Chan.
What’s your favourite Chinese Christmas tune?
雪人 by 范曉萱 Mavis Fan
圣诞结 by 陳奕迅 Eason Chan
想念圣诞节 by 蕭亞軒 Elva Hsiao
快乐圣诞 by 宇恒
蓝色圣诞节 by 徐若瑄 Vivian Hsu
2999年的圣诞节 by 光良 Michael Wong
爱在圣诞 by 周兴哲/杨凯琳
圣诞夜惊魂 by 五月天 Mayday
在一起冷冷der圣诞节 by 四叶草
台北的圣诞节 by Joshua Band
夏日圣诞 by 邓丽君 Teresa Teng
夏天的圣诞节 by B.A.D
Happy Singing! Merry Merry Christmas.
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Plus, don’t forget to pick up one of 18 Christmas themed books and start reading now. (All are instantly downloaded in case you have left your Christmas reading to the last minute. 😉)