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Classic Christmas Carols

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It's the holiday season and that means it's time to sing Christmas Carols (songs)! The links below lead to some of the most popular Christmas Carols in English. Each carol has the first verse and the difficult words defined at the end of the song so that you or your classes can understand each song. There is also a link at the end of each page to a printable sheet so that you can print the Carol out for use at home and in class.

To use these Christmas Carols in class I recommend first listening to a recording (or two) which you can easily find by searching on YouTube or other video sites with the title of the song. Print out the words, and follow along with the song. As you become more familiar with the words, start singing the along with the recording. Finally, sing the song as a class to bring in some Christmas spirit into the classroom.

Jingle Bells
Silent Night
Joy to the World
The First Noel
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Oh, Come All Ye Faithful
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
What Child is This?
We Three Kings
Auld Lang Syne
Away in a Manger
Deck The Hall
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
O Christmas Tree
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Lullay Thou Little Tiny Child

Another Christmas tradition is the reading of by Clement C. Moore. Follow the links below to followed by a reading comprehension based on this Christmas classic.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
Reading Comprehension based on 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

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