“Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way…” When the familiar melody begins to rise again, people will be aware that Christmas is coming!
Do you know what songs people listen to on Christmas in China?
Líng ér xiǎng dīng dāng (Author Unknown)
Known as the Chinese version of “Jingle Bells”, Líng ér xiǎng dīng dāng is undoubtedly one of the most popular Christmas songs in China, both the elderly and children can hum a few lines of this song. Its light and lively tune and the festive atmosphere of Christmas can complement each other well.
Lonely Christmas (Eason Chan)
“Lonely Lonely Christmas, Merry Merry Christmas…” the lyrics of “Lonely Christmas” remind many of their youthful days, and it is safe to say that it is the most popular Christmas song among Chinese people after 2000. The moving melodies of “Lonely Christmas” have touched the broken hearts of countless men and women who have just experienced breakups. The gloomy lyrics with Eason Chan’s low, melancholy voice stand in stark contrast with the warm, festive atmosphere of the reunion on this special day.
All I want for Christmas is you (Mariah Carey)
Every December, “All I want for Christmas is you” jumps directly into people’s ears as usual, even in China. The joyful yet brainwashing melodies are like a Christmas “curse” that cannot be escaped. No one can run away from Mariah Carey’s beautiful voice on Christmas, so this song is also known by Chinese fans as “shèng dàn yào nǐ mìng” (literal translation: a song might drive you to your death)!
Shèng dàn jié
Shèng dàn jié kuài lè.
Jīn tiān shì shèng dàn jié.
Today is Christmas.
Zhè shǒu gē qǔ de xuán lǜ hěn yōu měi.
This song has a beautiful melody.
Wǒ xǐ huan zhè shǒu gē de xuán lǜ.
I like the melody of the song.
Have you heard these songs about Christmas? And which one is your favorite?
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