Day 2 – Navidad Navidad (Jingle Bells)
Up until Christmas, watch out for a Spanish Christmas carol a day.
Day 1 – Feliz Navidad.
Today is El Día de los Santos Inocentes in Spain and other Hispanic countries, their equivalent of April Fools Day. But it goes deeper than that as it has its roots in the story of Christmas when Herod ordered the killing of all baby boys, and Mary and Joseph escaped with Jesus having been warned in a dream to flee.
Here, a man who runs a joke shop talks about the types of jokes people buy
And this clip shows an ‘inocentada’ involving a mouse!
Even the Simpsons get in on the act!
A lovely app for iPad from Kumquat in Argentina, featuring Christmas carols in Spanish. Beautifully and quirkily illustrated, you can choose whether you want them sung to you, or if you’d rather sing them yourself! Although it’s possible to access many of these tunes on the web, I think it’s well worth £1.79 as you get everything in one place – lyrics (which highlight as they are sung), sound files and illustration!
Shame I discovered it too late to use in school, but I know it’ll be a hit as my ‘testing panel’ love it!
Screenshots from the app.
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