In Venezuela, the word aguinaldo has two meanings. It is synonymous with a gift that is given at Christmas, but also refers to a very popular musical genre in this country of the Christmas season. This genre represents the quintessential musical expression of Venezuelan Christmas. It can be sung a cappella, although can also be accompanied by our traditional cuatro. It was premiered in December 1992 by the Orfean Universitario of the Central University of Venezuela, to whom it is dedicated.