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FelizNavidad

"Feliz Navidad" is a Christmas song written in 1970 by the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter José Feliciano. The Wiggles sing this song on their Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas album and video.

Origins

With its simple Spanish chorus (the traditional Christmas/New Year greeting, "Feliz Navidad, próspero año y felicidad" meaning "Merry Christmas, a prosperous year and happiness") and equally simple English verse "I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart", it has become a classic Christmas pop song in the United States, throughout the Spanish-speaking world and internationally.

Production

Greg provides the lead vocals, Murray and Jeff provides the backing vocals, and Anthony and Paul Paddick provides the backing vocals. Murray plays the bass guitar, Anthony and Terry Murray plays the acoustic guitars, Jeff plays the accordion, Peter (Fuji) Iacono plays the drums and percussion and Dominic Lindsay plays the trumpet.

Song Credits

Video Introduction Music

Song

Musicians

Video Introduction Music

  • Mandolin: Murray Cook
  • Accordion: Dominic Lindsay

Song

Song Lyrics and Transcript from Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas 1997

Anthony: These are our friends, Iggy, Ziggy and Frank. Merry Christmas, guys.

Iggy: Merry Christmas, Anthony.

Anthony: All over the world in the moment, people are celebrating Christmas. And all over the world people have different ways of saying "Merry Christmas". In Central Australia, the Native people say "Equata" for "Merry Christmas". Uh, in Italy, people say...

Iggy: Bon Natalie.

Anthony: They do too, Iggy. They say "Bon Natalie". And uh, well, in Spanish speaking countries, people say, um, what do they say?

Iggy: Hey, Anthony, Anthony, Anthony. "Feliz Navidad".

Anthony: "Feliz Navidad." Merry Christmas, everybody.

Iggy: Merry Christmas, everybody. Feliz Navidad.

Greg: Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad. Prospero año y felicidad.

Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad. Prospero año y felicidad.

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas,

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas,

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart.

Iggy: Merry Christmas, everybody. La-la-la-la-la. Happy New Year.

Greg: I want to wish you a Merry Christmas,

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas,

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart.

Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad. Prospero año y felicidad.

Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad. Prospero año y felicidad.

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas,

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas,

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart.

Greg, Jeff and Murray: Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad. Prospero año y felicidad.

Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad. Prospero año y felicidad.

Iggy: Merry Christmas, everybody. Feliz Navidad. (laughing)

Trivia

  • For the 1997 version, the audio of the introduction was edited together while being distorted.
  • The audio of the introduction for this song with Anthony and the iguanas was re-recorded for the 1999 re-release. Anthony speaks in a lower tone.

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