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Christmas is just around the corner, so to embrace the festive period, we’ve compiled our favourite K-pop Christmas songs to get you into the Xmas spirit, Korean style.
Despite being regarded as a western holiday, Christmas is still widely celebrated in South Korea. Christians make up around 25-30% of the Korean population and unlike Japan, 25 December is a public holiday.
As a result, the Christmas spirit is embraced in South Korea. Consequently, the Korean entertainment world is one of the first industries to promote Christmas during the festive season.
Without further ado, here are 17 of the best K-pop Christmas songs to shake your belly like a bowl full of jelly to.
‘Miracles in December’ – Exo
An elegant winter ballad that helped to shape Exo in their earlier days.
‘This Christmas’ – JYP Nation
Embrace the Xmas spirit with JYP Nation, miss A, Wonder Girls and his record label colleagues.
‘Wish List’ – f(x)
This synth pop fast tempo Christmas song comes from one of Korea’s most musically adventurous girl bands, with each of their tracks sounding incorporating a range of genres. Pa-ra-ra-ta-ta ta-ta-ta-ra
‘Hide & Seek’ – T-ara
A somewhat bittersweet Christmas song with an upbeat rhythm driving the moving lyrics that painfully explore unrequited love.
‘Dear Santa’ – Girls’ Generation-TTS
Recorded in English and Korean, Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun send their Xmas love to their international fans as well as their domestic ones.
‘White’ – Fin.K.L
This song dates back to 1999 and stands as one of Fin.K.L’s most definitive numbers, as well as a holiday favourite.
‘Jelly Christmas’- Park Hyo Shin, Sung Shi Kyung, Seo In Guk & VIXX
We’re not sure what’s better – this romantic and heartfelt Christmas Korean track or its accompanying creative sand art music video.
‘Lonely Christmas’ – Crayon Pop
Nowhere near as dark as it sounds, this silly but catchy dance number will have you unashamedly dancing around the Christmas tree.
‘Snow Candy’ – Starship Planet
Bringing together artists from Starship Entertainment, including Sistar, Boyfriend and K.Will, Snow Candy sounds warm, convivial and joyful.
‘Love Falls’ – CNBlue Jonghyun and Juniel
Embracing the togetherness of Christmas, this little love song is for the couples out there.
‘Snow Kiss’ – Teen Top
The slightly jazzy and very poppy exudes happiness in buckets. Even the accompanying video that was filmed by the singers themselves in their hotel room shows the group having too much fun.
‘Christmas Song’ – Cube United
“This song goes to all people heartbroken” is the opening line before the song quickly transforms into a fast pace festive track. The song also features G.NA diva, 4Minute and A Pink, Beast and BTOB and Huh Gak.
‘Shooting Star’ – Star Empire
This collaboration features 9Muses, Jewelry and ZE, delivering raps, harmonies and Christmas vibes.
‘Zzang Christmas’ – BESTie
In a similar vein to Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, this catchy pop track seems to celebrate wanting of a loved one for the holiday period.
‘After Winter’ – Koyote
Featuring child actress Kal So Won, After Winter is a warm and merry number.
‘I Do I Do’ – Secret
Cute, cheery and very Christmasy.
Mystic Holiday 2013 – Mystic89 Ent
Yoon Jong Shin, Park Ji Yoon, Lim Kim, Hareem and other Mystic89 artists come together on this delightful Christmas song.