I have a Halloween tradition with one of my classrooms at school, and that is singing Peanuts Pumpkin Carols the week leading up to the big day. What are Peanuts Pumpkin Carols, you ask? They are a group of cleverly penned Halloween songs set to the tune of traditional Christmas carols.
So “Deck the Halls” becomes “Deck the Patch”, “Silver Bells” becomes “Pumpkin Bells”, “The 12 Days of Christmas” becomes “The 12 Days of Halloween” and so on. The teacher of that classroom found these songs online, and you can get them for yourself right here.
I absolutely LOVE Christmas music, but I usually try to hold off until November 1st to start listening to it. Preparing and singing these pumpkin carols is an excuse to start dusting off the familiar melodies I’ll soon be singing and listening to throughout the holiday season :)