10 Chinese Christmas Songs and Stories in Mandarin on YouTube

Chinese Christmas Music for Kids on YouTube!

Christmas season is here, and it’s time to listen to Christmas carols in Mandarin Chinese!  I first wrote this post in 2017 and have scoured the internet for the best classic and modern Chinese Christmas songs for kids and families.

I hope this list of Chinese Christmas songs can save you time while maximizing the holiday fun! Chinese songs are such a fun way to teach kids Chinese!  While listening to these great Mandarin holiday songs, my kids have been having having fun with our festive Christmas crafts and Chinese Christmas coloring pages.

Each of these Chinese Christmas music videos have clear visual and audio quality so that kids and parents can learn the lyrics. I hope your family can enjoy these Chinese Christmas videos as much as ours!

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In this post, you can find the following Chinese Christmas music and story videos:

  1. Classic Chinese Christmas carols
  2. Modern Chinese Christmas music
  3. Stories about the origin of Christmas

Classic Mandarin Chinese Christmas carols on YouTube

Although we try to be mindful about screen-time for our children, these Chinese Christmas songs have helped us learn several new holiday phrases in Mandarin.

Here are some of the best timeless Christmas songs in Mandarin Chinese!

Away in the Manger in Chinese 聖嬰孩主耶穌 (Shèng yīnghái zhǔ yēsū)

The rest of the videos in this post features popular Christmas carols in Chinese.

This YouTube video has adorable illustrations about the birth of baby Jesus with Away in the Manger (Kirkpatrick ballad version) in the background.

The music is very peaceful and the Mandarin Chinese lyrics are clear and easy to understand.

This video has no subtitles.

Silent Night in Chinese 平安夜、聖嬰孩主耶穌 (Píng’ān yè, shèng yīnghái zhǔ yēsū)

This Mandarin Chinese rendition of Silent Night has lyrics in traditional Chinese and a still image of candles in the background. The vocals are a chorus of children, and the background is a still image of a winter night.

Angels We Have Heard on High in Chinese 天使歌唱在高天 (Tiānshǐ gēchàng zài gāo tiān)

This Chinese rendition of “Angels We Have Heard on High” has clear vocals in Mandarin Chinese and lyrics in traditional Chinese. This is one of my daughter’s favorite Christmas songs! 🙂

There are no accompanying illustrations or cartoons.

We wish you a Merry Christmas in Chinese 祝你圣诞快乐 (Zhù nǐ shèngdàn kuàilè)

This cartoon video of We Wish You a Merry Christmas in Chinese is pretty cute!

The audio is in Mandarin Chinese and subtitles are in simplified Chinese.

The vocals are clear, but they sing pretty fast compared to the other Chinese Christmas songs in this post.

Jingle Bells in Chinese 圣诞铃声 (Shèngdàn língshēng)

This is a cute video of the classic Jingle Bells in Chinese!

I love the giant size traditional Chinese characters, and the Mandarin Chinese lyrics are easy to understand!

Note: sometimes Jingle Bells is also translated as 铃儿响叮当  (líng er xiǎng dīngdāng) in Chinese.

Modern Christmas music for kids in Mandarin Chinese

If you’re tired of the old Christmas carols, here are some fun Christmas pop songs in Mandarin Chinese!

Merry Cold Christmas in Chinese 冷冷 der 聖誕節 (Lěng lěng der shèngdàn jié) by Joyce Chu

This modern Christmas song is by Joyce Chu, a Malaysian Chinese singer.

I was drawn to this music video because it represents my children – the only Chinese-speaking kids in a community where few people look like them.  But I love how the video shows a variety of friendly faces smiling and dancing to the Chinese Christmas song.

I want my children to grow up in a world where they can be happy with who they are and have friends of all races!

All I Want for Christmas is You in Mandarin Chinese by Hope Yang 楊蒨時

Trying to keep my professional cool here, but OMG I found Mariah Carey’s Christmas song in CHINESE!!!

Hope Yang does a fantastic rendition of this modern Christmas party song that I’m going to go dance to with my kids right now!!

Vocals are in Mandarin; lyrics are in traditional Chinese script. Here’s another version of her music video if you want to see which one you like better!

Last Christmas 陪過平安夜 by G.E.M. 鄧紫棋

Popular Mandopop artist G.E.M. 鄧紫棋 covers my favorite romantic modern Christmas pop song in Mandarin Chinese in this live performance. I’ve seen a few bilingual renditions of “Last Christmas” in Chinese, but this was the only one that’s predominantly Mandarin with very clear vocals.

Vocals are in Mandarin and English; lyrics are in traditional Chinese and English.

The Most Precious Gift 最美的禮物 by Streams of Praise 讚美之泉

We are big fans of 讚美之泉 Stream Of Praise Music Ministries, and their new Christmas remix is a new favorite of our family! Jesus is the reason for the season, and this song celebrates Him, the most precious gift.

The audio is in Mandarin Chinese; bilingual lyrics are in traditional Chinese and English.

Chinese YouTube videos about the origin of Christmas

If you’re children are interested in learning about the biblical background of Christmas, check out these great videos in Mandarin Chinese!

The First Christmas 耶稣诞生了

This bilingual video explains the story of Jesus’ birth with references to relevant bible verses.

The audio is in Mandarin Chinese and English; subtitles are in simplified Chinese and English.

The Christmas Story in Chinese 圣诞节的故事

This is video explains the birth of Jesus Christ’s from a biblical perspective.

The audio is in Mandarin Chinese, and subtitles are in simplified Chinese.

Tips for enjoying Chinese Christmas songs and stories with children

How to slow down YouTube videos

If the singing is too fast and it’s hard for your child to hear the Chinese Christmas lyrics, here’s how to slow down YouTube videos.

  1. Click on the gear icon (settings) in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. Click “Playback speed”
  3. Decrease the speed to 0.75.
  4. If that speed is too slow or fast, click on Custom.
  5. Use the slider to adjust the speed by 0.05 increments.

Screen-minimal families

If your family is trying to minimize screen-time, you can turn your phone over to listen to the music. You can also push the music to Bluetooth speakers.

What are your favorite Chinese Christmas songs?

I hope your family enjoys these Chinese Christmas songs and finds them easy to understand!  

I’d also love to hear what your favorites are, too! Please leave a comment with your favorite Chinese Christmas songs!

Fun Christmas crafts and activities for kids

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Holiday shopping guide for kids

If you’re shopping for holiday gifts, check out our educational gift guides!

Merry Christmas, friends! 圣诞节快乐 / 聖誕節快樂! (Shèngdàn jié kuàilè!)

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