Sing – or listen – your way to Christmas with this fun Christmas carol advent calendar printable! You should be able to find all of these songs on Amazon’s Christmas themed Prime Playlists. The free download includes one template with one side left blank (print the last two pages double sided) you can fill in with your own favorite songs (or books or activities).
Christmas Carol Advent Calendar Printable
This year I thought it would be fun to make a Christmas carol advent calendar to enjoy singing with the kids throughout the month of December. I did create one blank page in the free printable advent calendar template so that you can print that out and substitute your favorite carols, books, or activities. I may use them for our picture book countdown this year instead of wrapping up the books – dual purpose cards! You can also print and laminate these pictures to make fun winter-themed bookmarks.
The backdrop for these cards is a photo my brother took near their house in Sweden. You can see the full picture (and discover more wonderful Christmas traditions) in my Christmas in Sweden post.
Set your printer to print double sided, and you will get the image on the front and the name of a carol on the back. I stuck with carols from this Christmas Carol Songbook so that, if you want to follow along, you can find all of the music in one place. This book has words, guitar chords, and melody, but no piano accompaniment. If you want a piano accompaniment, I like The Reader’s Digest Merry Christmas Songbook, which also includes the stories behind the songs, or the newer Merry Christmas Songbook. I used a mix of secular and religious carols that most people would be familiar with. If you prefer to listen your way through the month, there are some wonderful Christmas-song-themed Youtube videos.
I didn’t write numbers on the songs, but I highly recommend singing Silent Night on Christmas Eve. That is the day it was composed, and it is traditional in Austria (where it was written and first performed, and where I went to high school) to sing this song on Christmas Eve.
What is your favorite Christmas Carol?
More Advent Calendar Ideas
Here are some fun advent calendar ideas from some blog friends of mine:
- Snowmen Advent Calendar from Rainy Day Mum
- An Occupational Therapy Christmas Advent Calendar from Sugar Aunts
- Count Down to Christmas with Numbers & Math from 3 Dinosaurs
- Christmas Advent for Toddlers and Preschoolers from Tales of Beauty for Ashes
- Homemade Christmas Countdown for kids from The Gingerbread House
- DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendars from Crafty Kids at Home
- Fun and Easy Countdown Card from Peakle Pie
- Advent Elf Countdown from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots
- Coloring Advent Calendar from The Creative Pair
- Christmas Cookie Advent Calendar from Kitchen Counter Chronicles
- Printable Family Activities Advent Calendar from Creative Family Fun
- Winter Snowflakes Advent Calendar from My Bright Firefly
- Advent Acts of Kindness Free Printables from The Mad House
- Story Book Advent Snowman from Adventures of Adam
- How to Organize and Easy and Fun Advent Calendar from Books and Giggles
- Printable Advent Calendar for Preschoolers from Fun-A-Day
- Christmas Jokes Kids love 25 Days Countdown Calendar Advent from Little Bins for Little Hands
- Farmhouse Style Advent Calendar & Card Holder from Teach Me Mommy
- Christmas and Kwanzaa Calendar Numbers from Tiny Tots Adventures
- The Easiest Advent Calendar from Freshly Planted
- Advent Wreath of Christmas Words from Witty Hoots