As we all know, Christmas time starts the first of November for most Latinos — although I do know some that start as early as the 31st of October, but that’s another story.
Now while we wait to join everyone else on their Christmas celebrations, we must stay occupied with our traditional Christmas celebrations. We are talking about the food, the drinks, las velitas, and all the random dance parties during this time. Meaning, that the perfect Christmas playlist is a must if we are to nurture our already over-the-top Christmas spirit.
If you’ve yet to find the ultimate Latino Christmas playlist, we are here to help! Take it as an early present to you.
Write the title of the following songs on your preferred music platform and let the holiday magic work. Or leave this article open and dance the night away.
You can never go wrong with this one. It’s a classic, and there will definitely be around you who would want to warm up the dance floor with this song.
This one might be more relevant to fellow Latinas/os in South America, but give it a chance. It’ll have you in your feelings in no time, especially if you are a few “embellecedores” in.
How can we not add Marc Anthony to the list? It’d be almost criminal.
The lyrics of this song are everything. Dance and laugh while it’s playing.
Latina moms are known for breaking it down to this song. Are you one of those moms? No judgments here because I know I am one of those moms!
An oldie, but a goodie — and we love those. Don’t you?
Dancing Cumbia can be therapeutic. I feel like it’s a direct connection to our late ancestors while preserving the beauty of our Latino culture.
An emotional jam is necessary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoGnodmxsto
Another classic featuring Marc Anthony, but let’s be honest here: La India dominates this song!
If you’re like me, by this point, your feet and vocal cords are asking for a break. Ignore that and keep going!
Any Vallenato fans here? Amigas, esto se baila después de la media noche. You know, once your exhaustion is forgotten and you remember que la vida si es bonita.
At this point, drink some water because the dance floor will be calling your name.
I know you were just about to sit down, but can we ever resist “suavemente”? There’s only one answer and it’s no.
This song has it all: vocals, beats, and history. Pay attention to it as you try to keep up to the rhythm.
Okay, this is a perfect song to sit down to because all you’ll need to do is scream-sing without caring if the neighbors are awake. Or, hopefully, you’ve invited them by this point!
We couldn’t leave the queen of Texano music out of this list. Bidi-Bom-Bom your way into the night.
Comadres, we just have to sing this one — for the children. You know? It’s an eternal classic.
Before you skip this one, listen to it one time. It’s the remix to “mi burrito sabanero” that we didn’t know we needed.
El Gran Combo knows how to liven up a party. Don’t you agree?
As you can tell, we love the classics, and Gloria Estefan definitely needed to be part of this. Ella también es una reina.
So, tell us: Did you enjoy the playlist?