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Chinese Christmas: Sing 'Jingle Bells' in Chinese

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Christmas in China: Carolers

Children sing at a Christmas Eve mass at St. Joseph Church Dec. 24, 2008 in Chongqing, China.

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While the words may not be an exact translation of the English lyrics to Jingle Bells, the Chinese lyrics capture the essence of this timeless Christmas carol. The Mandarin lyrics are sung to the traditional melody of Jingle Bells.

圣诞铃声 (shèngdàn língshēng, Jingle Bells)

白雪迎风飘飘
Bái xuě yíngfēng piāo piāo

大地美丽如画
Dàdì měilì rú huà

圣诞老人驾着鹿车
Shèngdàn lǎorén jià zhe lù chē

铃儿响叮当
Líng er xiǎng dīngdāng

圣诞歌声飞扬
Shèngdàn gēshēng fēiyáng

人人欢欢喜喜呀!
Rén rén huān huānxǐ xǐ ya!

普天同庆放声歌唱
Pǔtiāntóngqìng fàngshēng gēchàng

圣诞快乐!
Shèngdàn kuàilè!

叮叮当! 叮叮当! 铃儿响叮当
Dīng dīngdāng! Dīng dīngdāng! Líng er xiǎng dīngdāng

带给你好运道
Dài gěi nǐ hǎo yùndao

快乐又逍遥
Kuàilè yòu xiāoyáo

叮叮当! 叮叮当! 铃儿响叮当
Dīng dīngdāng! Dīng dīngdāng! Líng er xiǎng dīngdāng

带给你好运道
Dài gěi nǐ hǎo yùndao

快乐又逍遥
Kuàilè yòu xiāoyáo

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