Christmas Song Pictionary and Name That Tune

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Happy Top 10 Tuesday, music friends. ,

I have such a fun couple of family games for your holidays season today!  Christmas is a day when you spend a lot of time at home, so what a better time than to bond over some good family game playing.  And why not make it musical, too?

Christmas Song Pictionary

The first thing you need to do is to write names of Christmas songs on little pieces of paper.   Write as many as you can, and put the slips into a box or a hat or a bowl that you can pick from.  Here is a good list of 100 Christmas songs from http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/music0_christmas.html  so you don’t have to look them up.

1 White Christmas Bing Crosby
2 The Chipmunk Song The Chipmunks
3 Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer Gene Autry
4 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Jimmy Boyd
5 Jingle Bell Rock Bobby Helms
6 The Christmas Song Nat King Cole
7 Snoopy’s Christmas The Royal Guardsmen
8 Here Comes Santa Claus Gene Autry
9 Little Drummer Boy Harry Simeone Chorale
10 Donde Esta Santa Claus Augie Rios
11 Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree Brenda Lee
12 You’re All I Want For Christmas Brook Benton
13 Baby’s First Christmas Connie Francis
14 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Bruce Springsteen
15 Home For The Holidays Perry Como
16 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Four Seasons
17 Do They Know It’s Christmas Band Aid
18 Happy Christmas (War is Over) John Lennon and Yoko Ono
19 May You Always Harry Harrison
20 Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer Elmo and Patsy
21 Jingle Bell Rock Chubby Checker & Bobby Rydell
22 Jingle Bells Singing Dogs
23 Frosty the Snowman Gene Autry
24 Merry Christmas Darling The Carpenters
25 Little St. Nick The Beach Boys
26 Please Come Home For Christmas Charles Brown
27 It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas Perry Como & The Fontaine Sisters
28 Feliz Navidad José Feliciano
29 Santa Baby Eartha Kitt
30 Do You Hear What I Hear Bing Crosby
31 Blue Christmas Elvis Presley
32 Run Rudolph Run Chuck Berry
33 (Sleep in Heavenly Peace) Silent Night Barbra Streisand
34 Nuttin’ for Christmas Barry Gordon
35 Wonderful Christmastime Paul McCartney
36 Step Into Christmas Elton John
37 The Christmas Waltz Frank Sinatra
38 All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth Spike Jones
39 Please Come Home For Christmas The Eagles
40 Amen The Impressions
41 Monsters’ Holiday Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett
42 Holly Jolly Christmas Burl Ives
43 Give Love on Christmas Day The Jackson Five
44 Dominick, The Italian Christmas Donkey Lou Monte
45 White Christmas The Drifters
46 It’s Christmas Everywhere Paul Anka
47 Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas Carla Thomas
48 Christmas Dragnet Stan Freberg & Daws Butler
49 Sleigh Ride – (Instrumental) Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops
50 Pretty Paper Roy Orbison
51 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Darlene Love
52 If It Doesn’t Snow on Christmas Gene Autry
53 What Christmas Means To Me Stevie Wonder
54 Marshmallow World Dean Martin
55 Winter Wonderland Aretha Franklin
56 Merry, Merry Christmas Baby Margo Sylvia & The Tuneweavers
57 Frosty the Snowman The Ronettes
58 Christmas Auld Lang Syne Bobby Darin
59 Jingle Bells (Instrumental) Booker T and The MG’s
60 Silver Bells Johnny Mathis
61 Merry Christmas All Denise Montana
62 Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer The Melodeers
63 Santa Claus is Coming To Town The Crystals
64 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Frank Sinatra
65 Sleigh Ride The Ventures
66 The Most Wonderful Time of The Year Andy Williams
67 Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy David Bowie and Bing Crosby
68 Winter Wonderland Darlene Love
69 Happy Holidays Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme
70 Kissin’ By The Mistletoe Aretha Franklin
71 The Man With All The Toys The Beach Boys
72 The Twelve Days of Christmas Ray Conniff Singers
73 Here Comes Santa Claus Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans
74 We Need A Little Christmas Percy Faith Orchestra
75 Last Christmas George Michael & Wham
76 Silent Night The Temptations
77 We Wish You The Merriest Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra
78 White Christmas Darlene Love
79 Santa Claus Is Watching You Ray Stevens
80 This Christmas Donny Hathaway
81 A Christmas Long Ago The Echelons
82 Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow Dean Martin
83 Sleigh Ride The Ronettes
84 Mistletoe and Holly Frank Sinatra
85 It’s Christmas Once Again Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
86 ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians
87 This Time of Year Brook Benton
88 Parade of The Wooden Soldiers The Crystals
89 Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree Dion
90 Chrissy, The Christmas Mouse Debbie Reynolds & Donald O’Connor
91 Marshmallow World Darlene Love
92 Christmas Serenade Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge
93 Christmas Ain’t Christmas The O’Jays
94 You’re My Christmas Present Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners
95 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus The Ronettes
96 I Believe in Father Christmas Greg Lake
97 Someday At Christmas Stevie Wonder
98 Merry Christmas Baby Otis Redding
99 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Frank Sinatra & Cyndi Lauper
100 Bells of St. Mary Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans

 

Once you have all of the slips of paper in a container, take turns choosing. Pictionary is a drawing game, so you will need big pads of papers, markers or chalkboard/eraser to play.  Rather than write the name of the song, try drawing pictures that best express the song title or what the song is about.  Whoever successfully guesses the most song titles is the winners.  Play as many rounds as you chose to!

Christmas Name That Tune

For this game, you will either need a keyboard, piano or xylophone.  Xylophones, also called glockenspiels, are on my Top 10 list of instruments under $40 that will help promote music education in the home.  (Click HERE to see the complete list.)

Here is a picture of a xylophone or glockenspiel

Glockenspiel

You can click HERE to view it on Amazon.com for purchase.

To “name that tune”, have your child pick a Christmas song and try to play the xylophone until they figure out the first few notes of the melody.  See how many notes they need to figure out until you can “name that tune.”  Keep a tally of how many notes it takes to figure out the song in.  Play as many rounds of the game going back and forth between players.  The player with the lowest number tallied at the end of the game, wins!

I hope you all of have enjoyed this week’s Top 10 Tuesday music activities.  Click HERE to see an archive of all previous activities.  Have a wonderful holiday season celebrating with your most cherished loved ones, and until next week, play on!

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