Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, it’s hard to go anywhere without being bombarded by the same handful of holiday songs. If you’re looking for a new way to spread seasonal cheer, try familiarizing yourself with these songs sung around the world. Here are a coiple carols to add some international flair to your holiday festivities.1. “PETIT PAPA NOEL” // FRANCE
“Petit Papa Noel” or “Little Father Christmas” is a Christmas favorite in France. The song is told from the perspective of a child anxiously awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. In addition to having presents on the brain, the narrator also seems very concerned about making sure Santa stays warm:
2. “LA FIESTA DE PILITO” // PUERTO RICO
Mais avant de partir (But before you leave)
Il faudra bien te couvrir (Be sure to cover yourself well)
Dehors tu vas avoir si froid (You’ll be very cold outside.)
C’est un peu à cause de moi. (That’s kind of my fault.)
Every holiday playlist could use more salsa music. “La Fiesta de Pilito” or “Pilito’s Party” by the Puerto Rican band El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico focuses on the most important part of the season: the party food.