In 1970 the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter José Feliciano, wrote and recorded Feliz Navidad (I Wanna Wish You A Merry Christmas).
Feliciano says he recorded the song while feeling homesick at Christmas, missing his family in New York and his extended family further afield as he sat in a studio in Los Angeles. He remembered celebrating Christmas Eve with his brothers, eating traditional Puerto Rican foods, drinking rum, and going caroling. “It was expressing the joy that I felt on Christmas and the fact that I felt very lonely. I missed my family, I missed Christmas carols with them. I missed the whole Christmas scene”, he stated. Enjoy your memory here!