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What are some great church Christmas songs for kids?

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Some good church or Christian Christmas songs for children include classics such as "Away in a Manger" and "Silent Night." Some other songs especially suitable for kids are "Baby Lying in a Manger" and "Jesus Christ Was Born."

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Many great Christmas church songs are short with familiar tunes that children can easily recognize. For instance, "Twinkle, Twinkle, Christmas Star" is only a few lines long and sung to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." The song tells the simple story of the wise men following the star to find Jesus Christ. Children can sing "Ring, Ring, Ring the Bells" to "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," "Oh, Do You Hear?" to the tune of "The Muffin Man," and "Nine Little Shepherds" to the tune of "Ten Little Indians." "Christmas Bells" puts a new spin on the "Jingle Bells" song. Sang with the same tune, the bells ring because of Jesus' birth, not just because they are on a sleigh.

One of the longer songs for children is "Jesus Christ Was Born" in the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell." This song has six verses, each of which tell an aspect of the Christmas story. The song starts with Jesus' birth in Bethlehem in a manger, moves on to describe the angel's proclamation, tells about the shepherds and wise men, and finishes by explaining that Jesus is the king.

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