French Holiday Songs

Christmas is almost here. What better way to celebrate winter and the holidays than with French holiday songs? Many familiar Christmas songs are translated into French, and the French also have a few holiday carols of their own! Paroles.net has lyrics to many different French Christmas carols. If you're looking to purchase some holiday music of your own, here are my personal recommendations:

Roch Voisine: L'album de Noël - Roch Voisine has a great voice, and sings all the holiday favorites on this CD. There are a couple of English tunes mixed in, including an original song he wrote! The lyrics are included in the songbook.


Céline Dion: These Are the Special Times - Céline's two French Christmas albums are hard to come by, but on this popular English-language one are a couple French treats: the very last song is "Les cloches du hameau" a beautiful song Céline recorded with her family. "Brahms' Lullaby" has both French and English lyrics. For those of you who enjoy all foreign languages, there's also a rendition of Feliz Navidad, and a song called the Prayer with Andrea Bocelli sung in English and Italian.

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