Its Christmas Time. Here are some songs (videos) to get you in the Christmas Spirit with a “Latin twist”
El Gran Combo – “La Fiesta de Pilito”
Nobody does a family celebration song like El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. This juicy salsa track name checks all that holiday food you’ll be dancing off as you listen to it.
Fernandito Villalona – “Feliz Cumbe”
La Sonora Matancera with Celia Cruz – “Navidad Feliz” (Jingle Bells)
A young Celia Cruz brought the azucar to “Jingle Bells” in this 1958 version, when Cruz was singing with the great dance band Sonora Matancera. Catch some great footage of Cuban Christmas past in this video.
Andrea Boccelli – “Navidad Blanca”
Italian crooner Andrea Boccelli puts his special sugar on this Spanish version of “White Christmas.”
Jenni Rivera – “Amarga Navidad”
The late Jenni Rivera didn’t have a problem speaking her mind, and her songs never lacked drama. In this “Bitter Christmas” ballad, she implores her lover to end their tortured relationship and leave her on Christmas Eve. Singing it loud with a glass in hand could be the best anecdote there is to holiday blues.