So, some chorus teachers will skip the entire issue by using "seasonal" songs about "Winter" or "We're Having a Snow Day." Those kinds of songs work best when you actually encounter winter weather events where you go to school. We never had winter weather in Southern California or Texas. Oh well.
I overheard my daughter singing a song from one of my Children's Musicals yesterday. "Wintertime" is a 2-part chorus song from "A Successor to the Throne." The words simply talk about how wintertime is a time of waiting, waiting for the warmth of springtime to come again. It talks about the glistening snowflakes swirling and whirling gently down. At the very end, the chorus shivers and says "Brr!"
Although "Wintertime" is written using an Asian Pentatonic scale, I have often thought it would be a fun song for a Winter School Chorus Concert. If other songs from Musicals like "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" from the movie "Frozen" or "Once Upon a December" from the movie "Anastasia" can be used successfully on a school chorus concert, why not my little Chinese winter song?