Trinidad & Tobago: Christmas Songs

To get into the spirit of the season, Guanaguanare has compiled a fun list of Trinidad and Tobago's Top 25 Christmas songs that will get your feet tapping.


  • Peter

    Chris, the singer is Lennox Grey, the song is “Around My Christmas Tree” (nicknamed “Laughing Children”) and it was done in 1971. I have the song on CD (converted from record), the only catch is that I live in Mississauga/Toronto area in Canada. If you or any relatives are close to me, e-mail me at with the subject heading “Laughing Children”.

  • Karen

    Hi All,

    It’s great to see I’m not the only one who loved this song as a child and now as an adult. If you’re in Trinidad, there is a music cart (you know, the illegal ones!) right outside of Wonderful World on Frederick Street near Aboutique Mall that is selling a cd with Around My Christmas Tree on it.

  • Peter

    I figured out how to e-mail the song. So contact me if you want it. Subject “Laughing Children”.

  • usha seeram

    Please provide if anyone knows, the lyrics to the Trini version of My True Love Gave To Me. Thanks


  • Gai La Fortune

    Please email me thhis song as well.
    the singer is Lennox Grey, the song is “Around My Christmas Tree” (nicknamed “Laughing Children”) and it was done in 1971.

  • Aleaux

    Ther was this song that i use to always hear in November or so that would confirm it’s Christmas for me, I have the melody in my mind and all I can remember was a few words in the chorus. The lady who sang it sang it in both English and Spanish. what I can remember goes like this. Something Something when you walk out on me, Christmas comes only once a year, and it’s the only time you ever seem to care,Something something. Thqat’s all I can remember. What is the Name, Artist Album? Where can I get it?

  • Peter

    Aleaux, the name of the song is “Latin Parang”, done in 1980 by Colleen Grant. I have the song on record (vinyl), and on cassette, but not on CD. You can probably get it online or at a West Indian (Trinidadian) music store.

  • Bruce

    If you have the song “Around my Christmas tree” by Lennox Grey and can e-mail it, please do.

  • Bruce

    I’ve tried everything to get hold of “Around my Christmas tree” please e-mail it to it would really make my year.

  • Karen


    I e-mailed Peter with my e-mail and he sent the song to me. I was able to successfully play it on my laptop so it should work for you too. He made my Christmas!

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