As Latinos, we have a great music selection to choose from any day of the year and, thankfully, Christmas is no different. Here are the best Latino Christmas albums that you should have in your collection for the holidays. Enjoy!
Best Latino Christmas albums
1. Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano – No list of Christmas music would be complete without Feliz Navidad, the title which remains in the top 25 Christmas songs of all time. Released in 1989, the album remains at the top of the list for many as the tunes have become classics.
Watch the video of Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD3iGaXzFlA]2. Eterna Navidad featuring various artists – A dozen songs ranging from traditional Latin American Christmas songs to tunes translated from English. Variety is the appeal with this album since it features twelve different artists! Pablo Ruiz, Daniela Romo, and Mijares are just a few.
3. Feliz Navidad by Tatiana – Not just for the ninos! This popular children’s television star provides a sweet, mostly Spanish, CD that’s fun with great appeal for young and old.
4. “My Kind of Christmas” by Christina Aguilera – Nothing in Spanish is featured on this album but, as a bilingual Latina, Christina’s Christmas album is a quality addition to your holiday collection.
Watch Christina Aguilera’s “The Christmas song”
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhQvbduyOzM]5. Navidad en las Americas featuring various artists – Arguably, some of the greatest Latino recording artists providing a truly Latino Christmas compilation featuring Blanca Navidad by Luis Enrique and Que hermoso Nino by Ricky Martin.
6. “And So This is Christmas featuring various artists” – The entire album is not recommended, let us go on record with that. However, this rendition of Auld Lang Syne by Marc Anthony is so moving it’s worth the mention.
Listen to Marc Anthony’s “Auld Lang Syne”
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVBSxliYJoM]7. “Christmas Through Your Eyes” by Gloria Estefan – What list of Latino Christmas songs would be complete without Ms. Gloria Estefan? Her album is one of the most popular and is easy to sing along to.
Any favorites I missed? Do the classics put you in the holiday mood or are you grateful for new pop artist crossovers? Either way, there’s lots of great Latino Christmas albums and tunes to go around!