Christmas cuteness at its finest: El Burrito Sabanero is not about food, but a favorite Christmas song in Latin America. Burro in Spanish means donkey, and burrito is little donkey. El Burrito Sabanero is about a boy who rides his little donkey to Bethlehem to see the niño Jesús.
This famous Venezuelan Christmas song, written by Hugo Blanco, gets played with about the same frequency as “Silent Night” does in the U.S. El Burrito is a joyful staple at elementary school Christmas recitals. The song is so precious that it’s not even necessary to know Spanish to enjoy it — but it has been translated.
El Burrito Sabanero has been covered by many artists, a few of which are below:
The latest version is by Incaptepec, a Latin-style jazz band. Click here for an article and the song.
Here is an adorable hip hop version by the Puerto Rican boy band Tick Tock:
The cuteness continues with a bilingual version by Bachata group, Aventura, from the Dominican Republic: