100+ Christmas Primary Songs for Singing Time

There are SO many fantastic and well loved LDS Christmas Primary Songs to pick from to teach in Singing Time this year! The hardest choice will be narrowing it down to a favorite song or 2 to teach with so many options!

To help make it easier, I’ll start by sharing my favorite Primary Christmas Songs first and then an extensive list with over 100 songs to pick from to give you lots of variety year after year for Christmas Sunday and any holiday parties your ward may be planning.

15 FAVORITE Christmas Primary Songs

For busy music leaders that don’t want to branch out, I thought I would share my favorite Christmas Primary songs!! This list is based on my personal favorites and the top picks on the Primary Music Leaders Facebook Group for the top picked songs!

100+ Christmas Primary Songs for Singing Time Easy ideas for Music Leaders Favorite Christmas Primary Songs
  1. Could I Hold the Baby
  2. Away in a Manger #42
  3. If I Were a Shepherd by Stephanie K. Adams
  4. Prince of Peace by Monica Scott Music
  5. I’d Sing You a Song by Shawna Edwards
  6. Stars Were Gleaming #37
  7. Born to Be a King by Maren Ord
  8. Picture a Christmas #50
  9. Little Lord Jesus by Monica Scott & Angie Killian
  10. The Shepherd’s Carol #40
  11. The World’s Smallest Shepherd by Angie Killian
  12. Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus #36
  13. When We Seek Him by Shawna Edwards and Angie Killian
  14. Christmas Bells #54
  15. Silent Night Hymn #204

*The links above will take you to our archives for each song! You’ll be able to grab the flip chart and other singing time ideas for these songs!

More than 100 Primary Christmas Songs for LDS Primary Music Leaders to teach during Singing Time

100+ LDS Primary Christmas Songs

I’ve grouped these Christmas songs into categories to help you easily pick a song for your Primary. They are grouped by source and topic as well with a Children’s Songbook number to easily find it.

Christmas Primary Songs:

  • Christmas Bells #54
  • Have a Very Merry Christmas #51
  • Every Star is Different #142
  • I Am like a Star #163

Baby Jesus:

  • Away in a Manger #42
  • He Sent His Son #34
  • Little Jesus #39
  • Mary’s Lullaby #44
  • The Shepherd’s Carol #40
  • Who Is the Child #46

The Nativity:

  • Oh, Hush Thee, My Baby #48
  • Once within a Lowly Stable #41
  • Picture a Christmas #50
  • Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus #36
  • Sleep, Little Jesus #47
  • Stars Were Gleaming #37
  • The Nativity Song #52
  • There Was Starlight on the Hillside #40
  • When Joseph Went to Bethlehem #38

Winter Primary Songs:

  • Popcorn Popping #242 (Snow is falling…)
  • Falling Snow #248
  • Once There Was a Snowman #249
  • Fun to Do #253 (Riding a sled, Building a Snowman…)

Christmas Songs in the Hymn Book:

  • I Believe in Christ #134
  • Joy to the World #201
  • Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful #202
  • Angels We Have Heard on High #203
  • Silent Night #204
  • Once in Royal David’s City #205
  • It Came upon the Midnight Clear #207
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem #208
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing #209
  • With Wondering Awe #210
  • While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks #211
  • Far, Far Away on Judea’s Plains #212
  • The First Noel #213
  • I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day #214
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Secular Christmas Songs for a Ward Party:

  • A Holly Jolly Christmas
  • Deck the Halls
  • Do You Hear What I Hear?
  • Feliz Navidad
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  • Jingle Bells
  • Little Drummer Boy
  • O Come All ye Faithful
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • We Three Kings
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Christmas Songs from The Friend:

Use these links to find the landing page or direct sheet music if a landing page wasn’t available directly from the Church’s website. These songs are considered pre-approved as they are sourced and published in the various church magazines. However, you may still want to run your song choice through the Primary Presidency.

  1. A Gift of Love
  2. Christmas Day
  3. Christmas in Zarahemla
  4. Christmas Lullaby
  5. Christmas Song
  6. Come to Bethlehem
  7. Could I Hold the Baby
  8. First Christmas in America
  9. God’s Christmas Gift
  10. Have a Very Merry Christmas
  11. If I Had Been in Bethlehem
  12. Lullaby, Little One
  13. Make Room for Him
  14. My Christmas Testimony
  15. Our Christmas Story Tree
  16. Peace in Christ
  17. Sing of Christmas
  18. Silent Night – Simplified
  19. Sleep Little Jesus
  20. The Baby Jesus
  21. That Night in the Stable
  22. The Spirit of Christmas
  23. The Way to Bethlehem
  24. To Bethlehem
  25. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  26. Who is the Child?
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Christmas Primary Songs by LDS Composers:

There are some really beautiful Christmas songs that you might also want to consider written by faithful LDS members. You will need Bishopric and Primary President approval and may need to purchase sheet music to use any of these songs.

  1. A Book of Mormon Christmas by Melinda Allred
  2. A Manger Filled with Love by Sally DeFord
  3. Baby in a Manger by Sally DeFord
  4. Because He Came by Kristine Cox
  5. Born to Be a King by Maren Ord
  6. Christmas Lullaby by Angie Killian
  7. Do You Have Room? by Shawna Edwards
  8. He is the Gift by Shawna Edwards
  9. I’d Sing You a Song by Shawna Edwards
  10. If I Were a Shepherd by Stephanie K. Adams
  11. If I Were at the Manger by Blake Gillette
  12. In the Stable by Maxcine Woodbridge Posegate
  13. Joy: Now Their King He Shall Be Know by Blake Gillette
  14. Let Him In by Kristine Cox
  15. Little Jesus by Genevieve Thompson
  16. Little Lord Jesus by Monica Scott & Angie Killian
  17. Lord of All by Betsy Lee Bailey
  18. Oh Holy Night by Sally DeFord
  19. Prince of Peace by Monica Scott Music
  20. Room for Him by Laura Sonderegger
  21. Safe in a Stable by Michael Moody
  22. Samuel and the Star by Danielle Isaacson
  23. Share His Light by Rebecca Nelson
  24. Sing Little Angels by Mark Richins
  25. Starlight by Monica Scott
  26. Star Bright by Lorin F. Wheelright (Originally published in the Children’s Songbook in Spanish only as Estrella de Luz)
  27. The First Christmas in Zarahemla by Lex de Azevedo
  28. The Gift of Love by Maxcine Woodbridge
  29. The Presence of Christmas by Kristine Cox
  30. The Shepherds Came by Donna Bawden
  31. The Star Still Shines by Shawna Edwards
  32. The World’s Smallest Shepherd by Angie Killian
  33. When He Comes Again / Joy to the World by Blake Gillette
  34. When Mary Sang Her Lullaby by Sally DeFord
  35. When We Seek Him by Shawna Edwards and Angie Killian
  36. Wonderful One by Angie Killian
  37. If I Were There by Monica Scott and Angie Killian
  38. What Christmas Needs Most by Mary Hiett
  39. Who Were the Chosen Ones by Mary Hiett
  40. Born in a Stall by Mary Hiett

Printable Primary Christmas Songs List

You can choose to bookmark this post so you can find it year after year with updated links and list of songs to pick from! Then, print out this helpful 2-page list with all these Primary Songs great to teach during Singing Time! It will be great to slip inside your Singing Time Binder for easy reference for years to come!

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