I love Christmas carols. I’m usually that annoying person that plays Christmas music starting in November (#sorrynotsorry 😜) . When I started searching for Christmas songs in Chinese I had the hardest time! The ones I did find from BabyBus, Pink Fong/碰碰狐 and Little Fox had lyrics that sounded different from what I remembered from childhood.
Therefore I set out to put together a Chinese Christmas carol playlist along with lyrics for you and your kids to celebrate this wonderful holiday together in Chinese! The lyrics are available in traditional, simplified with and without pinyin. All versions have English lyrics included as well.
Chinese Christmas Carol Playlists
This is a YouTube playlist I compiled of Chinese Christmas carols. These are mainly classics and some Christmas songs written by Chinese Christian bands.
For Spotify users, here’s the playlist for your listening pleasures.
Recommended Chinese Christmas Carol Albums
If you prefer to purchase the actual album, here are a few I recommend. They’re all included in both of the playlists:
This album is put together by a Christian music ministry in Taiwan called OmniPro/歐讚音樂/Ōu zàn yīnyuè. They cover many classic Christmas carols in the album but with a more updated feel. Some songs include some rap in Chinese. There are also three songs in Taiwanese/台語/Tái yǔ which is a language near and dear to my heart (both sets of my grandparents spoke Taiwanese. My great grandmother only spoke Taiwanese). There are also four instrumental versions of their songs for your karaoke 🎤pleasure.
Lamb music is a Christian music ministry based in San Diego California that produces contemporary Chinese Christian music in Mandarin, Taiwanese and Cantonese.
Their Christmas album has 5 songs in Chinese including three classics O Holy Night and What Child is This and Hallelujah Chorus. One song is written by the band.
If you come across other Chinese Christmas albums or songs, please leave a message below to share with others!
Gina, another parent raising her child bilingual shared this album with me in the comments below. It has classic Christmas songs in Chinese along with lyrics (simplified + pinyin) you can download from Sinosplice all for free!
Chinese Christmas Carol Lyrics
I put together lyrics for two Christmas carols, Jingle Bells and Silent Night. Both songs are in the two playlists I put together.
If there are other songs you would like for me to add, please leave a message below.
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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a very blessed Christmas with you and your family, filled with the love Christ came to bring into this world.
More Christmas Goodies
For some more fun Christmas related posts, check out the following:
- Chinese Christmas Music for Kids on YouTube! a great list from CHALK Academy
- Chinese YouTube Videos on the Story of Christmas/聖誕節的來臨YouTube影片
- Free Advent Reading Plan/聖誕降臨經文卡
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