Musical Song Lists

24 Festive Christmas Musical Theatre Songs

Happy holidays! There are just 10 more days to Christmas, so we thought we would start getting in the mood with some fun  and festive showtunes! Here’s a list of some of our favorite Christmas musical theatre songs to get you in the holiday spirit.

To enhance your experience, pop on Theatre Trip’s Spotify playlist – “Christmas Musical Cheer”➝.

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Golden Age/Post-Golden Age Christmas Showtunes

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – Meet Me in St. Louis

Let’s Start the New Year Right” – Holiday Inn

My Wish” – Miracle on 34th Street

That Man Over There” – Miracle on 34th Street

Turkey Lurkey Time” – Promises, Promises

We Need a Little Christmas” – Mame

White Christmas” – Holiday Inn

Pre-Contemporary Christmas Showtunes

A Carnival Christmas” – Nuncrackers

Christmas Children” – Scrooge!

Christmas Lullaby” – Songs for a New World

Hard Candy Christmas” – The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

I Don’t Remember Christmas” – Starting Here, Starting Now

Santa Ain’t Comin’ to Our House” – Nuncrackers

Santa’s Little Teapot” – Nuncrackers

The Christmas Box” – Nuncrackers

Contemporary Christmas Showtunes

A Christmas Song” – Elf

Christmas Is My Favorite Time of Year” – Catch Me If You Can

Counting Down to Christmas” – A Christmas Story

Nobody Cares About Santa” – Elf

Sparklejollytwinklejingley” – Elf

Sparkle and Shine” – Nativity!

The Schmuel Song” – The Last Five Years

There is a Santa Claus” – Elf

What a Mother Does” – A Christmas Story

Which of these Christmas musical theatre songs is your favorite?

Or have you ever performed any of these Christmas musical theatre songs? Feel free to share in the comments below! And for extra holiday cheer, you can check out our new list of amazing theatre gift ideas – some of which you can still order last minute for the upcoming holidays. Happy listening!

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Stacy Karyn, Author of Christmas Musical Theatre Songs.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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