Christmas is a time for tradition, and that includes the traditional songs many of us love to hear again and again each year.
“Holiday music is important in the gatherings, pachangas and fiestas, especially if you grew up in a traditional Latine household,” says Enchúfate’s Sandra Treviño, who counts “El Burrito Sabanero” Jose Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” among her Christmas favorites.
But if you’ve heard “El Burrito Sabanero” one too many times, Treviño has some suggestions for adding a little more jingle to your holiday jams.
Nacional Records, “Feliz Nacional”
Sandra says: Indie Latine label Nacional Records released a compilation album, “Feliz Nacional” by a variety of artists including Ceci Bastida, The Pinker Tones, as well as Argentine jazz duo
Cande y Paulo’s “Feliz Navidad”
Lupita Infante, “Llego La Navidad”
Sandra says: A little mariachi in the mix from Lupita, who has several holiday songs out including “Te Deseo Muy Felices Fiestas” and “Llego La Navidad.”
Patricia Vonne featuring Ruben Blades, “Las Posadas”
Sandra says: There are 11 tracks on Patricia’s album “My Favorite Holiday.” The songs are in English and Spanish, integrate Latin/tropical rhythms and are on the more spiritual side.
You can find Sandra’s complete list of holiday recommendations at Enchufate.com/holidaymusic.