Tis the season…for Arabic holiday music!

Najla Belly Dance Christmas Third Ward

Najla's Christmas belly dance at Third Ward, NYC

If you’re a belly dancer like me, you want to decorate the tree while listening to the old standards like Jingle Bells…with a (hip) twist! Here are some of my favorite Arabic interpretations of classic holiday songs, plus my very own belly dance Christmas performance from last year. For even more holiday goodness, check out Shira.net’s Christmas Songs in Arabic page for lyrics in English and Arabic.

a3yaad sa3iida, everyone!

The beautiful voice of Fairuz singing “Leylet Eid” to the tune of “Jingle Bells.”

A high-powered interpretation of the same song by Sassine Abi Khalil.

Wafic’s “Kel Eid,” a mind-blowing Arabic and English version of….”Feliz Navidad”!!!!

My own holiday take on some Christmas standards, complete with poinsettia costume and candy cane assaya. 😉 Thank you to Daily Bellydance Quickies for featuring this video in their 12 Days of Christmas countdown!

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