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Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle

The Most Popular Christmas Song in Italy

Christmas is coming and during our issues preceding the holiday, the Italian Tribune brings a little of the Italian Christmas atmosphere in your homes. One of the ways to do this is to share Christmas music. “Tu scendi dalle stelle” is the most traditional Italian Christmas song. If you had an Italian Nonna, you probably know this song sung to you when you were a child! This is the first Christmas song that Italian children learn and sing at Christmas time. It also happens to be a very old song, with the original lyrics and melody written in 1744 by Saint Alfonso Maria de Liguori, a Bishop from Napoli. Although recorded countless times, one the most popular current performers of this classic song is Andrea Bocelli, which is also his favorite Christmas carol.