It’s a bilingual Christmas classic that has become as synonymous with the season as Jingle Bells and now Feliz Navidad is celebrating fifty years of bringing festive cheer to airwaves all over the world!
Five decades after composing it, José Feliciano tweeted his shock and delight that his track continues to be included in Christmas streaming playlists and Billboard charts.
While my little carol is all about Christmas, November is particularly special to me this year, because it marks the 50th Anniversary of the release of my “Jose Feliciano” Christmas Album for @RCARecords – including the Feliz Navidad track. #FN50 pic.twitter.com/fJSBluTOde
— José Feliciano (@josefeliciano) November 10, 2020
Here’s a clip of the man himself singing it at a Christmas concert:
To celebrate the 50th anniversary, a new version of the song has been released featuring the vocal talents of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Shaggy and other artists!
Here’s a little taster of Shaggy doing his bit…
You may know him best for hits like "Angel" and "It Wasn't Me," but this year, @DiRealShaggy is an all-star singing "Feliz Navidad."
Tap here to listen to the @AmazonMusic exclusive 50th Anniversary edition of "Feliz Navidad": https://t.co/TdhKjTkWi9 #FN50 pic.twitter.com/EfM7hurHEl
— José Feliciano (@josefeliciano) December 5, 2020
All together now, “I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas, I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas, I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my hearrrrt!!!”