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Released: 2020

Features: Mon Laferte

The pop tune “Feliz Navidad (feat. Mon Laferte)” by Gwen Stefani and Mon Laferte is a reinvented Christmas classic that’s a dual-language celebration of the season brimming with heartfelt Christmas wishes. Brought to life with infectious energy, the song is a simple, yet powerful expression of goodwill and joy, oozing sincerity and deep-rooted holiday spirit.

Gwen Stefani and Mon Laferte keep the lyrics straightforward. The chorus “Feliz Navidad, Próspero Año y Felicidad” is Spanish for “Merry Christmas, Prosperous Year and Happiness”. It’s an all-embracing sentiment you’d find in any holiday card, but delivered with the artists’ unique flair, it takes on a lively new dimension. Whether you’re chilling out under sun-soaked December skies or bundled up by a snow-dusted window, it’s an undeniable call to celebrate.

The English lines “I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas, from the bottom of my heart” reiterate the same sentiment. This repetition in a different language is a bridge – a musical arm extended, inviting listeners of all linguistic backgrounds to join the festivities. It emphasizes that regardless of tongue or tradition, the message of warmth, love, and mutual goodwill remains constant.

What’s being served on this pop platter isn’t just a Christmas carol. It’s a testament to the power of music as a universal language, one that can bridge gaps and bring people under one roof—or in this case, around one crackling hearth. The use of two languages is more than just a translation—it’s an invitation into a shared celebration, into a shared sense of humanity.

Within the apparent simplicity of “Feliz Navidad”, Stefani and Laferte echo the core tenet of pop – accessibility, building a bridge between languages and cultures. Because, hey, it doesn’t matter how you say it, as long as you mean it. And with this rendition of “Feliz Navidad”, you best believe Stefani and Laferte mean every word.

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