Ready to get into the holiday spirit? Here, Hayward, CA singing teacher Molly R. shares her top picks for popular songs to sing, and where to find Christmas sheet music to find additional ideas…
It’s that time of year already! We voice teachers just love it as so many of our students want to take a break from their usual repertoire and sing holiday music. There are so many fantastic ones to choose from, classic and current. Here are a few ideas of some songs to consider that will get you in the holiday spirit! So, get the Christmas sheet music ready and start singing!
Here are a few ideas of some songs to consider that will get you in the holiday spirit!
1) The Christmas Song
Originally performed by Nat King Cole, what’s not to love about this one? This song is a true crowd-pleaser and its medium vocal range is appropriate for a huge variety of voices, young and old!
2) Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Brenda Lee was the first to sing this VERY fun, up-tempo song! This is yet another one that would suit a wide variety of voice types. I dare you to try to be still while singing this. You can’t!
3) It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
The late Andy Williams really shined when he performed this song. It was one of his signatures! It’s so easy to get into the holiday spirit with this song that singers of all ages just love to sing.
4) The Christmas Song
Now don’t get confused! This “Christmas Song” is a completely different one, made popular by Alvin and the Chipmunks. This is a top choice of the kids I work with!
5) All I Want for Christmas is You
Mariah Carey introduced this big, showy number 20 years ago and we’ve all been singing it ever since! This is consistently the top choice among my students every year. Bring out your inner diva (or divo!) and have a blast with this one.
Whether you want to polish these songs for performance or just sing for the sheer joy of it, ask your voice teacher what other great Christmas sheet music may suit you! He or she is likely to have lots of great ideas. Also, the temptation may be to take a break from voice lessons during this hectic time of year, but the truth is that holiday music is a wonderful stress reducer. So make time for lessons this month if you can — there are too many great holiday songs to sing!
You can easily find these great songs and many more on Musicnotes.com or Sheet Music Plus. These sites make it super easy for you to buy and print digital downloads of your Christmas sheet music instantly –so you can get to singing and spreading holiday cheer!
Molly R. teaches online and in-person singing lessons in Hayward, CA. Her specialties include teaching beginner vocalists, shy singers, children, teens, lapsed singers, and older beginners. She joined TakeLessons in November 2013. Learn more about Molly here!
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