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Throw the Best Christmas Caroling Party Ever

Free Caroling Party Printables

Our family loves to go Christmas caroling and tries to do so at least once every December. Between our own caroling parties, friends’ caroling parties, nursing home recitals, Salvation Army bell ringing, and choir performances, we sometimes even carol multiple times a year.

So you can imagine how pleased I was to receive the following message recently from a reader named John:

Monday Mailbag Q&A

I want to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for putting together your “Here We Come A-Caroling” song sheets and making them available for printing.

Every month our church holds an informal service in our local nursing home here in Nova Scotia. At this time of year, I often search in vain for lyrics to familiar carols that are clear, easy to read and nicely formatted. Your song sheets are perfect! We look forward to using them tomorrow. Thanks again.

Not only was it gratifying to know our song sheets were being put to good use, but the letter motivated me to collect all our Christmas caroling resources here in one place.

Let them know you’re coming with the best Christmas caroling announcement ever.

First, I recommend printing a stack of these caroling announcements a few days in advance. You can fill in the name and date by hand, then tape copies to the front doors of all your neighbors’ houses. (We use painter’s tape for easy removal.)

This will let them know to watch for you. It will also keep you from wasting time ringing the bells of people who aren’t home. The announcements will print two per sheet in black ink. Use colored paper to make them prettier, then cut in half to conserve paper.

Christmas Caroling Announcement
[click on image to print]

Make a joyful noise using the best Christmas caroling song sheets ever

Second, you’ll need the Christmas song sheets John mentioned above. This will ensure everyone is singing off the same page.

Ask guests to bring flashlights from home. Then simply call out the number of the song you plan to sing as you head to the next porch. Everyone can turn there and be ready as soon as the front door swings open.

Best Christmas Caroling Party Lyric Sheets Ever

The booklets are four pages long and contain the lyrics for more than a dozen of the most popular Christmas carols. There are no notes, so unless you happen to know the parts already, you’ll probably have to sing the melody in unison, but the song sheets are simple enough that even children can follow along.

Test your knowledge with the best Christmas caroling party games ever

Depending on the weather, you may want to serve some hot cocoa or mulled apple cider to warm everybody up once your return home. While the carolers are sipping their drinks, pass out one of our music-themed Christmas quizzes and race to see who can finish first and miss the fewest.

We have several to choose from, including the following. (Click on images below to go to the original posts and download the printable PDFs.)

How Well do You Know Your Carols Quiz

Best Christmas Caroling Party Game Ever

Name that Song - Fill in the Blank - Free Printable Christmas Game

Color your world with carol-inspired coloring pages

If you’re caroling with youngsters, they might prefer coloring a carol to taking a test. This one fits the theme:

Christmas | Coloring Pages | Free Printables

Get inspired by this flash-mob caroling video

While we’re on the topic of Christmas caroling, I thought I’d share a great video a friend sent to me this season:

Of course, you shouldn’t feel like you have to sound this professional before you start singing in public. Practice makes perfect, after all. #goals

Whether you sing to your neighbors, to shut-ins, to shoppers, or just in the privacy of your own home, we hope you’ll have a very merry and meaningful Christmas and that you’ll carry the songs of the season in your heart all year long!

Christmas Caroling Party Resources

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  1. Thank you for your caroling printable! We plan to use these for a group gathering at our condo. Wild question, do you by chance have the caroling sheets with guitar cords included?

    I am looking forward to perusing the rest of your site. Wonderful content.
    Thank you and God bless!

    1. That would be totally awesome, but sadly I don’t. Maybe if I ever learn to play guitar, I’ll redo the songsheets.

    1. Yes. You’ll find the solutions in the original posts for those games. Click the button below each game to go to those posts and download the answer keys.

  2. This exactly what I was searching for, Thank you!! So many free resources have HUGE booklets, incomplete songs. I love your selection of carols. Can’t wait to go with my church!!

    1. I’m so glad to know they’re being put to good use! I love caroling and could listen to Christmas music all year long!

  3. Thank you very much – these are so useful. We are having a fun carol afternoon with friends and families on the 27th and can use your brilliant ideas for our afternoon!

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