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As with last year, I will be injecting a few Catalan installments into the Countdown to Christmas, reflecting the fact that, whilst I (and most of you) are used to hearing English Christmas songs, my wife and her family may be more familiar their Mediterranean counterparts.

Today I present you with Lutiana, who were contestants on a singing competition called Oh Happy Day on the Catalan television channel TV3 (featured also in last year’s Countdown, singing a beautiful song which encapsulates, perfectly I feel, one of the most important messages during the time of peace and goodwill to all.

The lyrics roughly translate* as follows:

Like every year in December
Christmas gets closer
and with some hare steps
New Year’s approaches

And you will have a new agenda
and maybe you will make a balance
and you will plan on the coming year
being better than before

And when they play the twelve bells
maybe you will have some grapes left
with every grain that is left on the table
a wish is dying

That every night
will be the most beautiful night
that this New Year
will bring peace all over the world
that every child will be born under a star
it is a wish
and we want it for everyone

Long December nights
preferring the front doors
in the black night there is the promise
of the light that will come

And when they play the twelve bells
we will still stay all night
each new journey begins
long before leaving

That every night
will be the most beautiful night
that this New Year
will bring peace all over the world
that every child will be born under a star
it is a wish
and we want it for everyone

It is a wish
and we want it for everyone

* Roughly translated by me, so apologies for any errors!

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