Updated: Oct 12
Christmas (Navidad in Spanish) is a Christmas album by Christian/Latina pop singer Jaci Velasquez. The English recording (Jaci's sixth overall) was released on September 18, 2001 by Word Records and the Spanish recording (Jaci's third) was released on November 6, 2001 by Sony Discos/Sony Music International. Both albums were produced by Christopher Harris.
The albums consist of three original songs sung in both languages: "The Angel Song"/"La Cancion Del Angel" written by Chris Eaton, "It Wouldn't Be Christmas"/"Si tu no Estuvieras Conmigo En Navidad" written by Christian singer - songwriter Scott Krippayne and "Season of Love"/"Tiempo de Amar" features former Petra musician and vocalist Pete Orta singing duet vocals. The rest of the album features familiar Christmas songs including a cover of José Feliciano's signature classic "Feliz Navidad." Unfortunately the final track "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks is not on the digital release due to rights issues and publishing clearance.
Christmas peaked at number 102 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums, number 6 on the Top Christian Albums and number 5 on the Top Holiday Albums charts. Navidad peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Latin Pop Albums and number 23 on the Top Latin Albums charts. Navidad was named Spanish Language Album of the Year at the 34th GMA Dove Awards.
Track listing on Christmas/Navidad
1. O Come O Come Emmanuel/Oh Ven, Oh Ven Emmanuel (traditional) -2:07
2. The Angel Song/La Cancion Del Angel (Chris Eaton) -4:48
3. The First Noel/El Rey De Israel (traditional) -3:18
4. White Christmas/Navidades Blancas (Irving Berlin) -3:31
5. It Wouldn't Be Christmas/Si tu no Estuvieras Conmigo En Navidad (Scott
6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas/Hoy Que Es Navidad (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) -2:31
7. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow/Navidad, Navidad, Navidad (Jule Styne,
Sammy Cahn) -2:37
8. I'll Be Home for Christmas (Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram) -4:07
9. Season of Love/Tiempo de Amar (duet with Pete Orta) (Hunter Davis, George Cocchini, Chris Faulk) -4:30
10. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) -3:18
11. O Little Town of Bethlehem (Phillips Brooks, Lewis Redner, Ralph Vaughan
12. Feliz Navidad (José Feliciano) -3:04
Dove Award -Spanish Language Album of the Year (Navidad)
Previous release: Mi Corazón (2001)
Next release: Unspoken (2003)
Listen to the eight Spanish language songs from Navidad here:
Listen to the bonus track "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks here: