The Complete Lyrics to 'Feliz Navidad' by Jose Feliciano

Learn the words to this timeless Christmas song

Jose Feliciano
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"Feliz Navidad" is definitely the most popular Latin music song for Christmas, but many people don't know the lyrics to this catchy tune. A very simple track written by Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Jose Feliciano, this bilingual single expresses within its own simplicity, the beauty of this time of year. So, if you've always wanted to know the words to this song, here's your chance. While you're at it, learn the chords, too, if you're a music player as well as a singer.

 

Don't think you have the chops to actually play the song? Find the inspiration by watching a video of me playing "Feliz Navidad" with my guitar. You'll see that I'm far from being a professional guitar player. In other words, this song is quite easy to play even if you're only a beginner. You can learn different versions of "Feliz Navidad" that have been produced over the years as well.

Lyrics and Chords

The following are the words and music of "Feliz Navidad." Before moving into the guitar part, get familiar with the lyrics and chords of the song:

                Em7 A7           D
Feliz Navidad, feliz Navidad
                Em7              A7                D
Feliz Navidad, prospero año y felicidad
                Em7 A7           D
Feliz Navidad, feliz Navidad
                Em7              A7                D
Feliz Navidad, prospero año y felicidad
                             G                         A7
I wanna wish you a merry Christmas
                             D
I wanna wish you a merry Christmas
                             G                                       A7                     D
I wanna wish you a merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart
                             G                         A7
I wanna wish you a merry Christmas
                             D
I wanna wish you a merry Christmas
                             G                                       A7                     D G D
I wanna wish you a merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart

Now that you know the lyrics and chords, see how to play "Feliz Navidad" with your guitar.

Alternate Versions

Very often, artists take advantage of a popular single to create their own version of that song. The following are some of the alternative versions that have been created for "Feliz Navidad."They include all kinds of genres such as salsa, Latin jazz, pop, banda and even reggaeton.

  • For those of you who are into Latin jazz, Bobby Rodriguez made a very nice version of "Feliz Navidad" using delicate arrangements and a nice trumpet playing.
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  • If you enjoy flamenco music, Azucar Moreno provides a unique touch to this song.
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  • There are several salsa versions of "Feliz Navidad." They include this cover by Pete Escovedo.
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  • If you want to listen to a reggaeton version of this song, Los Reggaetronics recorded this track with the typical beats of this popular genre.
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  • Are you a fan of Mexican popular music? Then, check out this unique version of "Feliz Navidad" by the band Brave Combo.
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  • There are several pop versions of "Feliz Navidad." Some of them have been interpreted by famous artists including Celine Dion and Jaci Velasquez. One of the latest pop versions of "Feliz Navidad" comes from Michael Buble, who sings this track alongside Mexican artist Thalia.
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