Unwrap A Brazilian Christmas

Feliz Natal!

Our holiday special sets a festive pace: it’s a radio tradition for Brazilian music fans worldwide, going all the way back to The Sounds of Brazil’s first years. 

As with wih all traditions, there’s a story to go along with it as we unwrap a Brazilian Christmas one song at a time. You’ll find our playlist for this week’s show, below.

Naughty or nice? Here’s a topically tropical list of things you should know for the week ahead. Adding a little more ‘Brazil’ to your life can make a pretty neat stocking stuffer for others, too!:

Ho Ho Ho! Beginning at midnight December 21st, 2019 our streaming station at Connectbrazil.com will present A Brazilian Christmas, streamed ‘live’, non-stop and commercial-free through Christmas Day. 2019 marks our 23nd consecutive year. Sounds great on your Smart Phone, too.

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Here they are! The year’s best Brazilian songs! The best Brazilian concerts, stories, and events from 2019. Our annual Best of Brazilian Music Showcase is waiting for you right now!

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Our Brazilian Christmas music list: We’ve updated our list (and checked it twice!) and here’s the link for every Brazilain Christmas song you’ll hear on our streaming station. Enjoy!

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Unwrap A Brazilian Christmas

Hour 1:

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Have Yourself A Merry…<>Joyce/Brazilian Christmas

The Christmas Waltz<>Lori Mechem/Brazilian Christmas

Holiday Sweeper

Gloria<>Nando Lauria/ Christmas Collection

I’ll Be Home For Christmas<>Joao Bosco/Brazilian Christmas

Backsell – Christmas List

O Tannenbaum<>Vinne Zumo/Retro Cool Bossa Nova Xmas

Set 2:

Boas Festas<>Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil/World Christmas

The Christmas Song<>Steve Barta & Herbie Mann/12 Days 

Christmas Paradise<> Brazilian Love Affair/Christmas Paradise 

Holiday Sweeper                         

Snow In The Prairies<>Torcuato Mariano/Winter Solstice No. V 

White Christmas<>Ivan Lins/Brazilian Christmas

Brazil/Bahia<>Ettore Stratta/Symphonic Bossa Nova

Christmas Jingle

Mary Cristo<>Tribalistas/Tribalistas

Backsell – Promo Weekly Playlist

Set 3: 

Então é Natal<>Luan Santana/Natal em Família

Hark, The Herald Angels Sing<> Ed Johnson & Jennifer Scott

All I Want For Christmas<>Monique Kessoss/Christmas In Bossa


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Unwrap A Brazilian Christmas

Hour 2: 

Set 1:

Meu Pais (My Country)<>Luiz Avelar/Homenagem a Ivan Lins

O Holy Night<>Luisa & Cesar Camargo Mariano 

God Rest Ye Merry<>Dan Moretti/December Solstice 

Natal das Criancas<>Ivete Sangalo/Natal em Familia

Christmas Liner

Bossa Nova Christmas<> Don Grusin and Natali Rene/Single

Little Drummer Boy<>Jeff Linsky/Concord Christmas 2

Backsell – Promo Christmas List

Have Yourself A Merry XMas<>Art Four Sale/Four The Holidays

Set 2:

Sleigh Ride<>Dean Zigoris/Single

Silent Night<>Al Jarreau/Making Spirits Bright

Caroling, Caroling<>Lisa Ono/Boas Festas

Holiday Sweeper

The Christmas Song<>Terra Sul/MoJazz Christmas

Jesus Cristo<>Simone/25 de Dezembro

Set 3:

New Years Day<>All Bossa Too/Bossa N’ U2                                 

Uma Feliz Natal<>Ivan Lins & Jose Feliciano/Um Novo Tempo

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Next Week: It’s The Best of Brazil 2019′ on The Sounds of Brazil. The best songs, the best memories, new names, concerts and what lies ahead for the New Year! Get ready with our Best of Brazilian Music Showcase here.

Whether it’s your radio, your computer at work or your tablet or smart phone, thanks for tuning in! I really appreciate it, and please tell a friend or two about us.

And don’t forget about our weekly broadcasts in Chicago: Sundays at 2:00 pm Central on 90.9 FM WDCB.

Unwrap A Brazilian Christmas