You know we love José Feliciano, and we know that his version of “Feliz Navidad” is huge, but we always get a little grumpy this time of year when everyone thinks that mega-hit is Feliciano’s only song. Nonetheless, it is what it is, so in the spirit of trying to keep things light today, we share a few rare “Feliz Navidad” versions you might not know.
First off, Charo, who sang it on “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” in the late 80s.
Then the bizarrely funny version by Jimmy James, who sings the song to a Bette Davis impersonation. Who would have thought you would ever hear that in your lifetime?
On a serious note, we LOVE this version by Jorge and Alexa Narvaez, so much so that it proves 100% that this song is still very precious to many. Come on, how cute is Alexa?
And here is a cool live version by the great Feliciano.
Ok, it’s still a fun song. We just ask our friends to open their minds a bit and play other cool Spanish songs this holiday season as well. Here are a few.