Christmas Music Videos Listening Activity

Ready for a bit of joy and good cheer?

The Christmas season is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking of ways you can incorporate this glorious season into your lesson time.

We’re all a little tired, so can I help you out? 

Believe me when I say the new free Christmas Video series here on Piano Pantry is a guaranteed smile on your student’s face.

You’ll see pieces such as Silent Night, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Mary Did You Know, and Sleigh Ride, and hear from artists like Cameron Carpenter, Eric Whitacre, The Piano Guys (a lot, of course), the Berlin Philharmonic Choir, and more.

The best part?

You can utilize this video series as part of in-studio off-bench music lab time, as a digital assignment for individual students (more details on that here), or as part of group class activities.


Where to find this video series

You can easily navigate to all of the free video series here on Piano Pantry by going to the Menu > Resources.

Currently, there are five different video series available:

Christmas Music Videos

Expressive Movement Videos

Fun Music Videos

Halloween Music Videos

Music Theory Videos


Listening Guides

Both the Halloween Music Video series and the Christmas Music Video series have listening guides available in the shop.

The accompanying listening sheet gives students brief and easy-to-digest background information on each piece, followed by a reflection question.

(Remember, though – the guide isn’t just for utilizing it as an assignment – you could also use this for yourself as a way of sharing fun facts about the pieces during a group class!)

The Christmas video series includes nearly 25 videos and 90 minutes of listening in a 9-page document.

Students are not necessarily asked to physically write out an answer to the reflection question (although you could certainly ask them to!); it is simply there to help guide them in active listening.

They are also asked to rate the video with 1-3 stars, which serves both as a way for students to reflect on how much they enjoyed the video and to track the pieces they’ve listened to in the lab.

Add this lab to your cart now, or find it (along with other music labs in the shop).



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  • Hi Amy,
    I have have the Halloween Lab and love it! I actually divided it into sections so that I could use it over multiple years. Is the Christmas Lab totally new? If so, I will definitely purchase the Lab sheets that go along with it. It allows the students to become active listeners. Thank you!

    • Hi, Diane! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Halloween one. I have to say – this one is EVEN better! LOL. Yes, it is totally new. Enjoy!

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