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Poll: What's Your Favorite Non-English Christmas Carol?
Monday, December 10, 2012 - 04:00 PM
Half of New Yorkers speak a language other than English at home, according to recent data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, and compiled and reported last week by WNYC.
At Christmas time, this not only means more multilingual Santas in malls and advertisements in varied languages, but that holiday music is frequently played in a language other than English.
This week, WQXR is spotlighting a new album by the French choir Arsys Bourgogne containing Christmas songs hailing from around the world and sung in seven different languages. Tell us your favorite international carol in our poll.