In honour of our readers from all over the world, here are some Christmas songs from most of those countries, and a couple more. We love having you here. We have nearly 12,000 hits on the blog since last Christmas when we started. Thankyou!
Note, if there is anything untoward in the languages I do not understand, I am unable to know.
This unusual but beautiful song from Russia, written from Mother Mary’s point of view has English language lyrics if you click on the title under the video:
Kristina Meganck: "Adoração dos Pastores", Portuguese Christmas Song :
Portuguese Christmas cake
You can’t get more American than Jazz and White Christmas, a very smooth arrangement:
Christmas in Finland
Mazowsze - 1992 - Kolęda Bóg się rodzi - PDTV (Mazovia - 1992 - Christmas carols are born - PDTV) :
A Polish Nativity play.
Creative Commons - Himmeli Weinachten Strohstern
African Children’s Choir -Do you hear what I hear?
Korean Pop (k-pop) Lonely Christmas:
Boney M. was a German vocal group created by “ German record producer Frank Farian. Originally based in West Germany the four original members of the group's official line-up were Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett from Jamaica, Maisie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Farrell from Aruba. “ -Wikipedia . The film clip was set in Russia at a time when very few Westerners saw the country. The song reached no. 1 on the UK charts in 1978.
Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord - Boney M :
Christmas in Vietnam by Helen’s recipes
Little Drummer Boy (African Tribal Version) - Alex Boye' ft. Genesis Choir :
A Rawandan Christmas:
Friar Alessandro - Adeste Fideles (O Come all Ye Faithful) the video is set in Bethlehem:
Indonesian traditional band performing Christmas and New Year songs in Singapore:
Oh Holy Night in the original French and English, performed in Vienna by a pair of Italians:
In Spain: Gloria in excelsis Deo
For the deaf, and anyone,
Silent Monks Sing the Hallelujah Chorus
Stille Nacht (silent night) from Germany:
Sung in Thai and English , คริสต์มาสเป็นเวลา - Christmas is a Time to Love cover by Jannine Weigel (พลอยชมพู) :
Kings College Cambridge, England - The Holly and the Ivy:
Belly dancing from Canada! :
French traditional carol
Champs Élysées Paris in December by Andreas Saebjoernsen
The Bell song from Ukraine:
Americans Dolly Parton and gospel singers belt out Go Tell it on the Mountain:
Joyful Christmas song from India:
Joy to the World from Ireland:
Moscow Ballet- Russian Dance from The Nutcracker, a ballet traditionally performed at Christmas:
John Lennon and Yoko Ono - “Merry Christmas/War is over”, from Britain and Japan: