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” – Here’s Love
“That Man Over There” –Here’s Love
“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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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.