Feliz Navidad: What Are The Lyrics and The True Meaning of the Song

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The Christmas season would not be complete without hearing the joyful strains of Feliz Navidad emanating from homes and cars. Despite its simple lyrics, Feliz Navidad has become one of the most popular and beloved Christmas songs of all time. But what do the lyrics of Feliz Navidad actually mean? And where did the song come from?
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The Christmas season would not be complete without hearing the joyful strains of Feliz Navidad emanating from homes and cars. Despite its simple lyrics, Feliz Navidad has become one of the most popular and beloved Christmas songs of all time. But what do the lyrics of Feliz Navidad actually mean? And where did the song come from?

Who wrote the lyrics to Feliz Navidad?

The lyrics to Feliz Navidad were written by Jose Feliciano, a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter. Jose Feliciano wrote the lyrics to Feliz Navidad after feeling homesick at Christmas time when we was living in New York City. He had vivid fond memories of carolling with his brothers back home in Puerto Rico whilst eating traditional Puerto Rican foods and drinking rum.

According to Wikipedia, "Feliciano's 1970 recording of Feliz Navidad (in which he plays both an acoustic guitar and a Puerto Rican cuatro) is one of the most downloaded and aired Christmas songs in the United States and Canada. As of November 25, 2016, total sales of the digital track stand at 808,000 downloads according to Nielsen SoundScan, placing it eighth on the list of all-time best-selling Christmas/holiday digital singles in SoundScan history. It was also recognized by ASCAP as one of the top 25 most played and recorded Christmas songs around the world."

What do the lyrics to Feliz Navidad mean?

As you might expect from its title, Feliz Navidad is a festive and joyful song that simply wishes its listeners a "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." Half the lyrics are sung in Spanish, but they are easy to understand even if you don't speak the language.

What are the lyrics to Feliz Navidad?

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero ano y felicidad
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 

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

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero ano y felicidad 

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

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

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero ano y felicidad

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

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

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero ano y felicidad
Prospero ano y felicidad

 

Feliz Navidad is a beloved Christmas song that is enjoyed by people all over the world. The lyrics are simple but full of holiday cheer, and the meaning of the song is clear: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! If you're looking for a festive tune to get you into the Christmas spirit, look no further than Feliz Navidad.

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