Christmas Songs That Can’t Be Missing in a Latino Home
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It’s no secret that the holiday season is a time filled with warmth and joy. There’s something about Christmas that puts an extra pep in our step and fills us with bliss. While some may roll their eyes at Christmas due to the gift-giving aspect, in reality, there is so much more to it. 

Christmas is a time to gather with your friends and family, celebrate with one another, and forget about the stress of our daily lives. The holidays remind us about what truly matters, such as love and the bond we have formed with others. 

And now, as we get closer to the famous Noche Buena, what better way of getting into full-on holiday mode than by curating a playlist of Christmas songs you have been listening to since you were a child? 

To help you get started, here are some Christmas songs that definitely cannot be missing in a Latino home. 

“Feliz Navidad” – José Feliciano

This song is definitely a classic. Jose Feliciano knew what he was doing when he created this bilingual jam by repeating the same lyrics over and over again. 

“El Burrito Sabanero”- La Rondallita

It wouldn’t be Christmas without El Burrito Sabanero. We can’t imagine going through December without hearing tuki tuki tuki tuki at least once. 

“Campanas de Navidad” – Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera

For those that love to dance, Campanas de Navidad is the perfect blend of Christmas spirit and salsa. This is the iconic Celia Cruz’s and La Sonora Matancera’s version of “Jingle Bells.”

“Noche de Paz” – Laura Pausini

Noche de Paz is the Spanish translation of the popular Christmas carol called “Silent Night,” originally written 200 years ago by the Austrian priest Joseph Mohr. 

Since then, hundreds of artists have performed their own renditions, but one of our favorite versions is by Laura Pausini, who truly captured the essence and emotion of the season with her voice. 

“Los Peces en el Río” – Pandora 

One of the most popular villancicos of the 80s, this song is a must-have during any holiday gathering.