Top Christmas Songs in English for Party Games
Get in the festive spirit by singing classic Christmas carols and catchy jingles. They’re timeless classics loved by people all over the world and a fantastic way to learn English. In this blog post we’ll explore the magic of these holiday tunes and sing along with friends for some laughs.
Your Ultimate List of Christmas Songs in English for a Game Night
For many, the holidays are incomplete without classical Christmas carols or catchy jingles. Some Christmas songs have become so popular and loved that they’ve been covered by numerous bands and in several languages. People are familiar with them no matter which part of the world they come from and which language they speak. We’ve memorized the lyrics, the meaning and the tune. That familiarity makes Christmas music a great way to learn English over some laughter with friends.
Songs can play a significant role in learning English. They have a natural rhythm and melody to help learners improve their pronunciation, vocabulary, and comprehension. Listening to English songs can also help learners recognize different accents and dialects and provide a window into the culture of English-speaking countries. Additionally, singing along to English songs can help learners develop their speaking and listening skills and build their confidence in using the language. Integrating songs into English language learning can make the process more enjoyable and effective.
Let’s gather your favourite people, wear your cheesiest Christmas jumper, and enjoy singing some Christmas songs together. Scientifically, the best type of learning occurs when you’re having fun, so why not make it a little competitive too?
Check out our list of Christmas songs in English, graded by level.
We’ve compiled a list of classical and modern Christmas songs for English learners. Each song has a quiz and some activities to test your English grammar and vocabulary. They’re separated according to level of English as well.
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Beginner and Elementary
- White Christmas by Lady Gaga – Gap fill listening quiz
- Happy Christmas, War is Over by John Lennon – Gap fill exercise
- All I want for Christmas by Justin Bieber & Mariah Carey – Multiple Choice Quiz
- It must be Santa by Bob Dylan – Multiple Choice Listening
Elementary and Pre-intermediate
- Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin’ Stevens – Multiple Choice Quiz
- Last Christmas by Wham – Gap fill Quiz
- Winter Wonderland by Sugarland – Grammar gap fill
- Let it Snow by Kylie Minogue – Listening and vocabulary quiz
Intermediate and Upper-intermediate
- Shake up Christmas by Train – Multiple choice listening
- A Winter’s Tale by David Essex – Gap fill writing quiz
- Merry Christmas Baby by Christina Aguilera – Gap fill listening
Try Christmas karaoke using the links below. Practice the original version of the song first and try to master it on karaoke.
- It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Buble
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Michael Buble
- I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Michael Bublé
- Holly Jolly Christmas – Michael Buble
- Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town – Frank Sinatra
- Santa’s Coming For Us – Sia
Looking for something even more challenging?
Listen to the songs below and try to write down the lyrics. You can listen to song three times to complete the activity. After that you have to share what you’ve written with your friend, and see who’s version is the most accurate.
- Christmas Lights – Coldplay
- Don’t Shoot Me Santa – The Killers
- Dirt Sledding ft. Ryan Pardey, Richard Dreyfuss – The Killers
- A Great Big Sled ft. Toni Halliday – The Killers
- Everyday Is Christmas – Sia
- Snowman – Sia
- Round and Round – Sia
Here’s our personal favorite:
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