Jose Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” is one of the defining songs of the holiday season. While not quite as old as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” or “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” the song has gone on to dominate the month of December. Chances are your family has played Feliciano’s 1970 earworm seemingly on a loop since you were born. As a result, you may have grown to dislike the song.
Even so, you have to admit that it’s kind of cool that the United States has embraced a song that’s so heavily in Spanish and made it one of the most popular Christmas songs. According to Nielsen reports, in 2015, the song was the most popular song on the air with 31,000 spins. It also did well online, where it was streamed about 13 million times.
But we’re not here to pass judgment on the song. Instead, we’ve rounded up super accurate tweets about Jose Feliciano’s “Merry Christmas” that show our collective love-hate relationship with the song.
*Note: This tweet was written in April.