One of the things I love about Christmas is the songs that get played which can’t be played at any other time of the year.
My favourite is Wizzard’s I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday, and I also have a soft spot for Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You. However, this year I have discovered a whole new batch of Christmas songs that I never would have known if I hadn’t started learning Spanish!
In Spain, carols are called villancicos. As well as many songs that have been translated from English, traditional Spanish villancicos include Campana Sobre Campana. Another more modern popular song is Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano (see below).
Songs are a great way to pick up new vocabulary, and this is a great way to get into the festive spirit as well as learning more about cultural aspects of your chosen language! What’s your favourite Christmas song in your target language?