In this post, you can find a YouTube playlist of modern and traditional Hungarian Christmas songs, and the English lyrics of my favourite one.

You can find the playlist here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmIe5RtUIysZMKNBn6U7PWVFt-uBSa1jT

Here’s some explanation to the items on the list:

 

  1. Zséda – Téged!
    Kind of like Mariah’s All I Want For Christmas.

  2. Mennyből az angyal
    Angel from Heaven – traditional Hungarian Christmas song
  3. Csendes éj (Silent Night)
  4. Csondor Kata – Add tovább
    This is my favourite one! You’ll find the English lyrics at the end of this post. Make sure to have some Kleenex at hand.
  5. TNT – Fehér Karácsony
    White Christmas. It’s close to my heart because at secondary school I used to sing in the school choir and we sang it at a Christmas concert. There were about 50 singers in the choir and it sounded beautiful.
  6. Crystal – Kiskarácsony, nagykarácsony
    Small Christmas, big Christmas – the modern adaptation of a traditional song.
  7. Pásztorok, pásztorok
    Shepherds, shepherds. It’s a traditional Hungarian Christmas song about shepherds happily going to visit the baby Jesus.
  8. Malek Andrea, Kulka János – Hát boldog karácsonyt!
    The Hungarian version of So This Is Christmas.
  9. Bereczki Zoltán, Szinetár Dóra – Ünnep volt
    It’s the Hungarian version of Where are you Christmas, sung by a musical actor couple. They were the dream couple about ten years ago but they got divorced. The song remained a hit in Hungary, though.

 

And as I promised, here’s the Hungarian lyrics to my favourite one, Add tovább. Get some Kleenex, I’m sure you will cry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gIa9Y6EX-I

Pass It On

The holiday will wake up in the snow,

It laughs at us every minute.

Is there anything that can give you something more beautiful

Than the peaceful big world?

You look around and you see a face,

On which worry rests silently.

You can give hope with a few smiles,

To make tomorrow different.

Anyone can have

A piece of flame from the clear light,

Joy instead of tears.

If you have nothing else, pass this on.

The holiday will wake up in the snow,

It laughs at us every minute.

Is there anything that can give you something more beautiful

Then the peaceful big world?

You look around and you see a house

That’s avoided by sunlight.

Knock silently with a warm heart,

It will no longer be alone.

Anyone can have

A piece of flame from the clear light,

Joy instead of tears.

If you have nothing else, pass this on.

There still is thought

We can pass on.

And there are a hundred moments,

We can distribute.

Anyone else can

Anyone can have

A piece of flame from the clear light,

Joy instead of tears.

If you have nothing else, if you have nothing else,

Just pass it on.

I hope you enjoy the songs and like the lyrics I’ve included in this post. I’m wishing you a peaceful and joyful period leading up to the holidays.

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