Now I know it is Christmas

Oh yes, for me the season has finally begun.

Is it the tree that I put up over the weekend and decorated?


The presents I am crafting for family?


Nailing down dates and times to spend blissful holiday time with family and friends?


It is just one thing.

My first full hearing of the song:

Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano.

Oh yes. I love this song. I love José.

THIS is Christmas to me.

And as I rock out at my desk right at this very moment…

I remember with mirth my former boyfriend who *hated* this song.

Born in Encinada, he felt that José’s epic hit holiday song was insulting to his people.

Despite the fact that José is from Puerto Rico.


Because he hated it, I always turned it up a little louder and enjoyed it a bit more.

And now living in brighter days married to The Good Man who doesn’t try to censor my musical tastes, I can once again truly enjoy José’s hit unencumbered.

Here’s a video from 1973. Gotta love it!

Feliz Navidad!!

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  • Reviewer11

    My mom and I LOVE this song! It is happy music! :D

    Thanks for sharing with us. :) Have a great week.

  • New Mexican

    "I want to wish you a Merry Christmas"

  • Elise

    I really do hate that song, and it is one of the most insidious earworms ever recorded, but God bless Jose for teaching white people everywhere how to say "merry Xmas and a happy, prosperous new year" in Spanish!

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