Monday, December 05, 2011

Mele Kalikimaka

Countdown to Christmas 20 days

I don't know why, but I love Christmas songs I know by heart in a foreign language.

L'Enfant Au Tambour (The Little Drummer Boy), Noël Blanc (White Christmas), J'ai vu mama (I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus), Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes (Angels We Have Heard on High), Promenade En Traineau (Sleigh Ride), Écoutez la voix des Anges (Hark, The Herald) Sainte Nuit (Silent Night) and in a double whammy, I have a traditional German song sung in French, Mon Beau Sapin (O Tannenbaum).

And then there is the section of what I call "International" songs. Marlene Dietrich singing the Little Drummer Boy in German, Abba singing a Swedish Christmas song, Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano, 白い雪とシャンパンとX'mas by The Brilliant Green, and of course Mele Kalikimaka from Hawaii.

As I travel, I still pop in to a local CD shop and try to grab some Christmas music I will never find at home. You've caught me, I'm a music hoarder.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ummm, hate to burst your bubble (or in Spanish your burbuja) but we all may have been tipped off when you said you have over 1700 Christmas songs on your IPod, of which 44 are The Little Drummer Boy. (Okay, I didn't need to point this out, I just wanted to show that I know the word for bubble in Spanish.)