Fun Friday: Multicultural Christmas Songs

It is Friday in Advent so what better time to explore Christmas songs from around the world?

Below are just a few to consider. They come to us from Colombian, Chinese, Cherokee, Lebanese, and African singers. When possible, subtitles in English are included. Some reflect on the solemnity of season, while others extol the joy of decorations and celebrating together.

Please share your suggestions as well!

Juanes – El Burrito de Belén (Official Video) and a version with English subtitles

Christmas With Lidya Lau ” Jingle Bells ” ( Mandarin )

African Children’s Choir – Emmanuel (Christmas music from Africa)

What Child is This sung in Cherokee by Jana Mashonee

Yara – Heik El-‘Eid ‘Enna (Lebanese Arabic) w/ Lyrics + Translation – يا

-Mary Bridget Burns, Assistant Director for TWIN-CS

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