Children are a mixture of cute and stressful. They can go from being the most adorable people on the planet to throwing tantrums in what seems like moments. One minute your child might be laughing and playful, and the next they’re on the floor of a store having a full-blown tantrum because they didn’t get something they wanted. As a parent, it’s hard to know what to expect from one moment to the next.

Parents always dread children’s recitals because you never know if your child is going to perform beautifully or embarrassingly. Even for parents, sometimes it can be difficult to listen to children sing off-key. However, not all recitals are like that. There are times when the kids are so fun and enjoyable to watch that the performance doesn’t need to be perfect.

Say goodbye to pumpkin spice lattes and transition to peppermint mochas, because Christmas is just around the corner! Get into the holiday spirit by watching this adorable Christmas recital.

In order to paint the picture, let’s set the scene. The parents are sitting in the audience waiting for their children’s performance to begin. Some of the kids probably practiced at home beforehand, so some of the moms and dads may have had a glimpse of what was to come. However, it’s an entirely different scenario watching your kid rehearse by themselves compared to witnessing dozens of little ones perform together onstage.

The children, appropriately dressed in green to match the season, walk onstage and take their positions. Standing there waiting, they eagerly anticipate the opening of the curtain that will reveal them to an auditorium full of clapping and cheering people who don’t even know what’s coming.

The children seated onstage wave or clap along with the audience, according to their level of comfort. One little girl in the middle begins shaking her hips to the music.

The audio of “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” begins to play and the kids stop what they’re doing. Instead, they start rehearsed performances on cue and receive an even louder round of applause from the spectators. This is something you have to witness for yourself.

The performance below is sure to please. Spread some holiday cheer by watching it!