If I were ever pressed to give a definitive “favourite” Christmas song, there would really only be one contender: Fairytale of New York.
Imagine my delight, then, when listening to Un Altre Nadal de Cançons, a Christmas album in Catalan, I heard a version of my favourite Christmas song in my second language.
Conte de Nova York sticks very closely to the original (so closely, I don’t think it’s necessary to provide a translation today) and is fast becoming my favourite Catalan-language song, although I don’t envisage playing it full-blast in the car in mid-July as I have been this week!
Happy Christmas Eve one and all! The countdown is now on to that wonderful time we can open our presents, eat our turkey, drink our tipple of choice and be generally very merry.
All together now!
Les campanes sonen fort perquè és Nadal…