Vive Le Vent – Jingle Bells in French
Have you ever wondered how to sing Jingle Bells in French? Here you will a complete video of the song, called “Vive Le Vent” (Long Live The Wind) as well as the French lyrics with the English translation written out below. While little is known about the history of the French version of the song, one thing is clear: While the tune is completely the same the words are totally different. Sing along and enjoy!
Want to learn about Christmas in France and French Christmas vocabulary words? I suggest checking out Frenchtoday.com’s Christmas blog post where online teacher Camille does an amazing job presenting Christmas in France!
French Lyrics & Translation
|Vive le vent, vive le vent,
vive le vent d’hiver
qui s’en va sifflant, soufflant
dans les grands sapins verts.Vive le temps, vive le temps,
vive le temps d’hiver
boules de neige et jour de l’an
et bonne année grand-mère.
Sur le long chemin
Et le vieux monsieur descend
|Long live the wind, long live the wind,
Long live the winter wind,
Which goes whistling, blowing
In the big green Christmas trees!Long live the time, long live the time,
Long live the winter time,
Snowballs and new year’s day
and happy new year Grandma
Along the long trail
And the old man