12/19/2013 05:40 pm ET

Spanish Christmas Songs: Oldies Edition

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It’s that time of year again. Time to clean out la caja china, order el lechon or gallina, reunite las tias, los tios, los primos, abuelito and abuelita and exchange gifts on Noche Buena.

As Christmas rolls around the corner, we can’t help but put together the top Spanish Christmas songs that bring back a sweet sense of nostalgia during the holiday season.

Back in the day apparently covering classic Christmas carols or writing a Christmas song was “totally in.” Don’t forget the cheesy music video to accompany them, with tacky Christmas sweaters, the big hair-do and choreography, all to keep you entertained during the holiday season.

If you are an eighties baby, like me, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Of course these songs were released in the late eighties/early nineties, but because they never “lost their mojo” and they are “viejitas pero bonitas,” they are must-have holiday essentials at any Latino household.

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Originally published on VOXXI as Latino holiday essentials: A retrospective of Spanish Christmas songs