Posts

12 Festive Christmas Songs From Around the World

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! Christmas Eve is almost here!

Are you excited yet? Frantic? Both? Soothe your stress and get in the Christmas spirit with this collection of the top Christmas songs from around the world:

Christmas Songs From Around the World: “Petit Papa Noël” (French)


This French Christmas classic was originally recorded by Tino Rossi in 1946. It’s currently the best-selling French single ever, and it’s been covered numerous times by other artists. Here’s the original version.

Looking for something a little heavier and more irreverent? Check out Trust’s cover, here. 

Alternately, if the news lately has you ready to forget the holidays altogether and curl up in a ball to wallow in despair . ..  well, here’s a punk version of Petit Papa Noel that might appeal to you.

Christmas Songs From Around the World: La Fiesta de Pilito (Spanish)

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico is a Salsa music orchestra that’s been called the “most popular Salsa music group that has ever existed.” The group has been since 1962, but the lineup changes frequently as new up-and-coming salsa musicians join and others strike out on their own.

“La Fiesta de Pilito”  is all about putting your problems aside for the holidays and enjoying the festivities . . . and the rum. Read more