Although Mexico celebrates the winter holidays in a way that’s similar to other countries in the western world, it seems to have a surprisingly low number of Christmas songs. However, that’s not to say there are no holiday tunes that come from Mexico. They can be a bit difficult to find but look around long enough and you’ll definitely come across some good Mexican Christmas songs that are just perfect for your holiday playlist. Here are some of our favorites:
What better way to start our list that with a Mexican Christmas song that’s all about the 24th of December, aka Christmas Eve. The song may sound a bit unusual at first as it’s unlike any traditional Christmas carol but give it a chance because you’ll warm up to it in no time.
This is a great traditional Mexican carol that literally translates to “The Fish in the River” and is not very well known outside the country. The song is religious in nature and focuses on the Virgin Mary as she prepares to give birth to baby Jesus.
With a word like rumba in the very title, it should come to no surprise that this is one of the most danceable Mexican Christmas songs on this list. Although the lyrics are actually pretty sad, there’s no denying that this holiday tune begs you to hit the dance floor.
We promise we’re not trying to bring you down but we just had to list this one even if it is another sad song (even sadder than the previous one actually). Amarga Navidad translates to bitter Christmas and is one of the most popular Mexican holiday songs of all time so we would be remiss not to include it.
Literally translating to “Bell Over Bell”, the song is more commonly known outside of Mexico as “The Bells of Bethlehem.” As I’m sure you’ve already guessed, this is another religious Mexican Christmas song that’s considered a traditional carol.
A very interesting traditional Mexican Christmas song that’s usually performed in the region of Veracruz to celebrate a special event known as Los Posadas.
Despite its name, the song isn’t about burritos (the food) as the word also means donkey in Spanish. The song is told from the perspective of one of the three mages who travels to Bethlehem alongside his trusted donkey.
Regalo de Reyes (Present of Kings) is a song about, unsurprisingly, the three mages (or three kings) who traveled to Bethlehem bearing gifts for Jesus Christ. The song is most often performed during El Dia de Los Reyes Magos (Day of the Mage Kings), which is a very special winter holiday in Spain and across all Latin America.
This song (which translates to Christmas and New Year) comes from a very special album that’s all about the winter holidays. There are plenty of gems on that album but Navidad y Ano Nuevo is often considered the best of the bunch.
The opening and ending of this famous Mexican Christmas song sound suspiciously similar to the Jingle Bells tune we all know all love. Aside from that, however, Deseo the Navidad (Christmas Desire) is actually a pretty sad song about a man missing his departed wife.
As mentioned earlier, Mexican Christmas songs can be hard to find so when you do eventually come across one, it’s always a good idea to download it so you never lose track of it again. Luckily, downloading songs is very easy thanks to DVDFab YouTube to MP3, a tool that allows you to quickly grab any song from YouTube website and turn it into an MP3 file. The software can even download entire playlists in one go and also downloads all the metadata associated with any song you download.
1. Launch DVDFab 11 and go to Utilities -> YouTube to MP3 to get started.
2. Search for one of your favorite Mexican Christmas songs on YouTube and copy its URL. If you want to download an entire playlist, simply copy the URL of any song found in that playlist.
3. Return to YouTube to MP3 and paste in the URL to start downloading the song. Repeat steps 2 and 3 as many times as needed until you’ve downloaded all your favorite songs.
4. Finally, go to the Finished tab and click the little folder icon to access the MP3 songs and start playing them.
Mexican Christmas songs tend to be very underrated as they’re usually not as solemn as the traditional carols and hymns found in other countries. But if you’re looking for Christmas music that you can dance to, you’ll definitely enjoy what Mexico has to offer. Whenever you find a song you like, don’t hesitate to download it with DVDFab YouTube to MP3 to avoid annoying ads and other interruptions.
And if you really love listening to Mexican songs, you should never miss out on the songs released by these top Mexican singers.