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Feliz Navidad, an Illustrated Christmas Song

Posted on: December 30, 2014

FELIZ NAVIDAD

Writing this in Christmastime 2014, my daughter recently sang this song as part of her school’s 5th Grade Winter Chorus program.  I get nervous about singing lyrics in languages that I don’t know (including French, with which I’ve had a little experience).  Not knowing anything about Spanish, I’d not even tried this delightful song, despite the festive illustration by David Diaz.  But since now my daughter has helped me with the Spanish words she learned at school, I feel ready to share FELIZ NAVIDAD, words and music by Joze Feliciano.  The book comes with a lovely dedication from Mr. Feliciano and two pages of introduction, about Christmas celebrations  in Puerto Rico where he grew up.

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Feliz Navidad

Words and Music by Jose Feliciano
Illustrated by David Diaz

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FELIZ NAVIDAD
Words and Music by Jose Feliciano

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero año y Felicidad.

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero año y Felicidad.

I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
From the bottom of my heart.

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Feliz Navidad, Prospero año y Felicidad.

Translates to:

Merry Christmas, a prosperous year and happiness.

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Jose Feliciano sings his song live:

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Video with lyrics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTtc2pM1boE

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Mr. Feliciano’s webpage dedicated to his song (which includes the story of how the song came to be written),
http://josefeliciano.com/wp/feliz-navidad/

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Feliz Navidad wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feliz_Navidad_(song)

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Feliz Navidad (Teach Me…Learning Songs & Traditions in Spanish)
Traditional Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Text by Anna Maria Mahoney
Illustrated by Barb Bjornson

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Related Posts

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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SPANISH
Singable Picture Books with Songs in Spanish
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/singable-picture-books-with-songs-in-spanish/

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