Feliz Navidad

Throughout the Christmas season in the U.S., you hear the song Feliz Navidad. I’m not sure where it comes from, since it’s half in Spanish and half in English. Here are the lyrics…

Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad*
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero ano 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.

(repeat whole song)

*Merry Christmas
**Prosperous and happy year

If anyone knows more about this song, please comment below.

Feliz Navidad!


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5 Responses to “Feliz Navidad”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Sandy Howell wrote,

    “The song “Feliz Navidad”, was written and performed by Jose Feliciano. It has become an American traditional Christmas song. Jose Feliciano crossed the charts with this song. Another tidbit, he was also blind.”

    Thanks for writing! – Lisa

  2. Lisa Says:

    Jose Feliciano was born in Puerto Rico in 1945. His family relocated to Harlem, NYC around 1950. He recorded “Feliz Navidad” in 1970.

  3. Julie Says:

    I am looking for the spanish lyrics. I heard one version totally in spanish. I can hear the word “corrazon” at the end which is the translation for “heart”. Anyone would know?

  4. biju george Says:

    Feliz Navidad means “Merry Christmas” in Spanish (literally “Happy [or “Felicitous”] Nativity”). It is also spoken in the plural for emphasis, Felices Navidades.

    Feliz Navidad is also the title of a popular 1968 Christmas song in both the United States and Latin America, a perennial favorite, composed and sung by José Feliciano. Fittingly, Feliciano’s own name bears a variant on “happy”.
    The simple lyrics are repeated several times, accompanied by lively Spanish guitar, horns, violins and other orchestral instruments. The words actually sung are shown normally below, with their “opposite” translation (which are not sung) in parentheses.
    Feliz Navidad
    (Merry Christmas)
    Prospero año y felicidad
    (Prosperous year and happiness)
    I want to wish you a Merry Christmas
    (Feliz Navidad)
    From the bottom of my heart
    (De todo corazón)

  5. Mark Says:

    Feliz Navidad released in 1970 part of the Christmas Album of Feliciano, in my opinioni the best Christmas Album I ever heard in all, Classic music, Jazz, English, Spanish, instrumetals and the great guitar and voice of Jose! I Advice it, is more great than feliz Navidad

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