Spanish Christmas Carol Fum, Fum, Fum with English Translation

Fum, Fum, Fum or Veinticinco de Diciembre, is a very popular Christmas Carol throughout the Spanish speaking world. There are different versions, but from what I can tell, this is one of the more common ones.

This carol has its roots in a Catalan Christmas Carol called A vint-i-cinq de desembre or Fum, Fum, Fum that I posted last year.

It seems that “Fum, fum, fum” is imitating either the sound of strumming on a guitar or the beating on a drum.

Here’s Fum, Fum, Fum in Spanish, followed by an English translation I did for you.

Fum, fum, fum
(Spanish)

Veinticinco de Diciembre,
fum, fum, fum.
Veinticinco de Diciembre,
fum, fum, fum.

Como un sol nació Jesús,
radiando luz, radiando luz.
De María era hijo;
un establo fue su cuna,
fum, fum, fum.

Veinticinco de Diciembre,
fum, fum, fum.
Veinticinco de Diciembre,
fum, fum, fum.

Como un sol nació Jesús,
radiando luz, radiando luz.
De María era hijo;
un establo fue su cuna,
fum, fum, fum.

Fum, Fum, Fum
(English)

Twenty-fifth of December,
Fum, fum, fum.
Twenty-fifth of December,
Fum, fum, fum.

Like a sun, was born Jesus,
Radiating light, radiating light.
He was son of Maria;
A stable was his cradle,
Fum, fum, fum.

Twenty-fifth of December,
Fum, fum, fum.
Twenty-fifth of December,
Fum, fum, fum.

Like a sun, was born Jesus,
Radiating light, radiating light.
He was son of Maria;
A stable was his cradle,
Fum, fum, fum.

You can hear the tune to this song here.

I hope you’re having a nice holiday season!

Lisa

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One Response to “Spanish Christmas Carol Fum, Fum, Fum with English Translation”

  1. Stefan Says:

    Fum, fum, fum, means “Humo, humo, humo” in catalan language, it refers to the smoke of the fire, because the cold in December.

    greetings

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