Spanish-speaking countries are famous for their commitment to traditions all year long, but particularly during the winter holidays. Since no celebration is complete without plenty of good music, today we decided to take a look at some of the most popular Spanish Christmas songs around. These songs are a great way to learn a bit of Spanish (or improve on your existing skills) and get a taste of how people in Spanish-speaking countries celebrate Christmas. And if you end up liking the songs we’re going to talk about today stick around until the end because we’re also going to show you how to easily download them for free.
We’re kicking off this list with one of the most popular Spanish Christmas songs of all time. Whether you live in a Spanish-speaking country or not, chances are you’re already familiar with Jose Feliciano’s Feliz Navidad.
This one is a classic Spanish Christmas carol about the three wise men who set out to Bethlehem to witness the birth of Jesus. You probably already know that particular story from the Bible.
Even though his native language is Italian, the great Andrea Bocelli has several songs in Spanish, including one that’s absolutely perfect for Christmas. We’re talking of course about Noche de Paz, which is a Spanish version of Silent Night.
Another Christmas song in Spanish about Jesus, but this time originating from Mexico. Here, tradition dictates that on January 6 the whole family gathers to eat a special cake that contains a figurine of baby Jesus inside. It is also said that whoever stumbles upon the figurine during the festivities will have good luck for the entire year.
El Burrito De Belen originates from Venezuela and is a great Spanish Christmas song for children. The theme is still very much religious but Juanes takes a very lighthearted approach to it so that it can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
La Marimorena is a very catchy Spanish Christmas pop song first released back in the 80s. The song lost some of its popularity over the years but still remains a favorite for those who grew up during those times.
The classic Spanish Merry Christmas song got a very interesting new version just a couple of months back thanks to a collaboration between Gwen Stefani and Mon Laferte. As you might imagine, this particular version is part Spanish and part English.
There are a lot of versions of this song so it’s a bit hard to say who came up with the very first one. What we do know, however, is that this is the Spanish version of the very popular American song White Christmas, which was originally composed by Irving Berlin and later popularized by Bing Crosby.
Ever wondered how Jingle Bells sounds in Spanish? Well, wonder no more because Spanish actor/singer Raphael Martos already created a Spanish version and it sounds just as cheery as the original English one.
If you’re into Spanish salsa Christmas songs, this one should be at the top of your list. The song is quite old but its positive message continues to spread joy and happiness to this very day.
If you’re not a native Spanish speaker it’s possible you might forget the name of some of these songs so why not download them from YouTube to prevent that from happening? As mentioned earlier in this article, we know the perfect tool that allows you to do just that and it’s called DVDFab YouTube to MP3. Just as its name indicates, this great piece of software not only lets you download Spanish Christmas songs from YouTube but also converts them to MP3 format in the process. The software also automatically downloads all metadata associated with the songs and can even allow you to download entire playlists in one go. Here’s how it works:
1. Launch DVDFab 11 and look in the upper menu for the tab labeled “Utilities.” There are several useful tools there but the one we’re interested right now is “YouTube to MP3.”
2. Open the tool and proceed to search for your favorite Spanish Christmas songs on YouTube. Copy the URL of the song you want to download and return to the software.
3. Now, simply click the Paste URL button to begin the download. If the song is part of a playlist, the software will ask if you want to download the whole thing or just that one song so choose the option that works best for you.
4. Go to the Finished tab once the download is complete and feel free to play the song directly or transfer it to a different device if you want to listen to it later.
The Spanish Christmas songs we listed today are actually only a small portion of the holiday repertoire created by Spanish-speaking countries over the years. We recommend starting off with the 10 songs found above to get a taste of Spanish speaking music, but of course, you can find a lot more of them on YouTube. If you end up enjoying this type of music, don’t hesitate to download your favorite songs with DVDFab YouTube to MP3 to avoid ads and other annoying interruptions.