12 Days of Earworm-Worthy Christmas Music

How about a little Lebanese twist on things? Because that’s how we do things in my house.

Please enjoy this rendition by the Iyam El Lira Band. And now if you’ll excuse me, I have a ton of Lebanese food to prepare before my family arrives for Christmas.


8 thoughts on “12 Days of Earworm-Worthy Christmas Music

      1. Well you might be able to find a version that can be played, by searching YouTube for it. There’s more than one out there. Try looking for it as both ‘Haza Ana’ and ‘Hatha Ana’. Adam, though Lebanese, sings the song in Arabic, in order to find a larger audience. He is however from the Maronite community. The song is also on iTunes (as ‘Haza Ana’). I think you’ll like it.

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      2. My friend Joyce, who lived in Beiruit, was adamant that she spoke ‘Lebanese’, even though etymologically speaking it was almost indistinguishable from the Arabic spoken by her neighbours. To her ‘Arabic’ is what Syrians and Lebanese Muslims speak. She used to get angry with me when I referred to her ‘Lebanese’ as Arabic, and it was she who told me that the lect that Adam used for this song was ‘Arabic’. I know, I know…

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