Multilingual Christmas Music

by multilingualmania on December 23, 2010

in Bilingualism, Music

Yesterday on facebook we asked our readers: “What are your favorite holidays songs in a language other than English?” Many readers answered with their favorite “Christmas” songs that are in another language, such as:

Mi Burrito Sabanero (Spanish)
This “canción navideña” is quite catchy! We uploaded a video with the words for those of you (or your children!) who are trying to learn Spanish.

Download “Mi Burrito Sabanero”

O Helga Natt (Swedish)
Many of you will recognize this tune as “Oh, Holy Night” in English. Carola has a gorgeous voice!

Download “O Helga Natt”

Petit Papa Noel (French)
This song by Tino Rossi is currently the best-selling single of all time in France, according to wikipedia.

Download “Petit Papa Noel”

El Tamborilero (Spanish)
Many of you will recognize the English counterpart of El Tamborilero, which is “Little Drummer Boy”. This was always one of my favorite songs as a child!

Download “El Tamborilero”

Around the Little Fir Tree (Russian)
Unfortunately wordpress won’t display the Russian letters, or possibly I am technologically challenged! Youtube also won’t allow us to embed it here, but you can find the song by clicking here. It sounds like a fun song!
Download Russian Christmas Music

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (German)
This song is a classic Christmas song in German:

Download “Es ist ein Ros entsprungen”

Blanca Navidad (Spanish)
Many of you will recognize the tune from Blanca Navidad as it’s English counterpart tune of “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas”:

Download Blanca Navidad

Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle (French):
This song is a Christmas carol that originates from France in the 16th century:

Download “Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle”

Kling Glöckchen, Klingelingeling (German)
This song is a jazzy version of one of our reader’s favorite German songs:

Download “Kling Glöckchen, Klingelingeling”

Do you have any other multilingual Christmas favorites? Do you have any other multilingual holiday favorites that celebrate holidays other than Christmas, such as Hanukkah? Feel free to let us know about them and we will try our best to upload them and share them with others!

Click here to download FREE holiday music from Amazon, which can be downloaded to itunes and other media players!

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