All I want for Christmas is… carols! The holidays are not only the perfect occasion to spend time with loved ones while eating your weight in cookies, they’re also the ideal opportunity to sing your heart out. Why not make this year’s festive season a bit more special by getting in the spirit with Christmas tunes from all over our beautiful world?
1. France: Petit Papa Noël
When a song has been covered by both the Smurfs and Celine Dion & The Chipmunks, you know you’re dealing with a classic. Everyone in France can sing Petit Papa Noël, the song about the arrival of Santa or Father Christmas (Papa Noël), sung from the perspective of a child hoping that Santa won’t forget the toys (It’s a feeling we can all relate to, I’m sure.)
2. UK: Deck the halls
A few characteristics of a good song are a catchy melody and a chorus that’s easy to sing along to. Deck the Hallshas both, including 50 percent of lines that are simply Fa la la la la la la la la. The melody is from a 16th century Welsh New Year’s Eve carol, while the lyrics were added in the 1800s. Its age only shows what a classic it is: Even up to this day, it’s one of the most popular Christmas songs in the English-speaking world.
3. Italy: Tu scendi dalla stelle
This might be the oldest song in our collection: Tu scendi dalla stelle, You come down from the stars in English, was written in the early 1700s and describes the arrival of baby Jesus—from the starry skies to the cold and wintry Earth. There’s no way around this carol during Italian Christmas time, and the song is often performed by a children’s choir, which, as we all know, makes everything that much more festive.
4. Germany: O du fröhliche
O du fröhliche translates to O, you joyful and is about Christmas time and the birth of Jesus.This traditional German Christmas carol was written in the early 1800s and has a really cute backstory: After the author of the lyrics, Johann Daniel Falk, lost four of his seven children to typhoid fever, he founded an orphanage for abandoned children and dedicated O du fröhliche to the orphans
5. New Zealand: A Pukeko in a Ponga Tree
A Pukeko in a Ponga Treeis the Māori version of The Twelve Days of Christmas, aka the most festive way to practice your brain power by memorizing 12 verses that each build on the previous one. A pukeko is a bird that just so happens to hang out in ponga trees—fern trees native to New Zealand. Other gifts that were given during the Twelve Days of New Zealand Christmas are kumeras (sweet potatoes) or piupius (a traditional Maori skirt).
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