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Petit Papa Noël, a French Christmas carol

Petit Papa Noël, a French Christmas carol

Learn French with Anne and this traditional song. It’s called Petit Papa Noël by Julien Neel.

Cette chanson est celle que tous les enfants en France connaissent et chantent juste avant l’arrivée du père noël.

This is the song that every child knows in France and sings just before Santa comes.

In the companion worksheet – 11 pages

  • whole song
  • translation
  • how is a French Christmas celebrated
  • toys in French
  • when to use jour vs. journée and so on
  • practice on all of the above

Song excerpt – challenge yourself – transcribe the lyrics

Petit Papa Noël

C'est la belle nuit de Noël

La neige étend son manteau blanc

Et les yeux levés vers le ciel

À genoux les petits enfants

Avant de fermer les paupières

Font une dernière prière

Petit Papa Noël

Quand tu descendras du ciel

Avec des jouets par milliers...

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