When Christmas knocks on our doors, here are some K-pop songs that go perfectly with the spirit of the season.
It's Christmas time, 2021 is finally drawing to a blissful end, and while we have hopes for 2022, we're not jinxing it. Towards the end of the year, K-Pop also gets into Christmas fever, with palettes of green and red dotted releases and charming jingles that bring warmth to the cold (at least for our pals in the north).
As we all return home at the proverbial end of the day, these Christmassy K-pop tracks offer us esteemed company.
EXO – "What I wish for Christmas"
Any K-Pop fan worth his or her courage will know that EXO is the number one staple of the K-Pop Christmas playlists. In contrast to their usual releases – packed with energy, self-confidence and just a little cockiness – their Christmas / winter albums open up a sweet vulnerability and musically go a much gentler path. It's the holiday season as well as EXO – and the best way to start it is to hear this tribute to their fans, EXO-Ls.
“I don't need a special gift because you are the one I want for Christmas“, The group sings on this sweet, slow track, which was released on the occasion of their fifth Christmas party with their fans. We'll never say whether we felt like the mushy marshmallows in a warm mug of hot chocolate.
GOT7 – "miracle"
It feels a bit bittersweet to release this one as we have the first anniversary of GOT7 leaving JYP Entertainment to pursue their solo careers. It may be a while before we see GOT7 on stage together again (we still hope), but by then we have this "miracle". Based on the story of a fan who comes up with a perfect Christmas with the group, this emotional, heartbreaking track brings every fan's Christmas miracle to life and becomes a bittersweet memory in our hearts.
MAMAMOO – "memory"
If it were a song to sit by the fire wrapped in a blanket and watch the snow fall outside, it would be MAMAMOO's "Memory". While close-up shots of Christmas pictures transport us into a magical time – making cards, wrapping gifts, cooking a warm cup of cocoa – MAMAMOO's voices gently envelop us and tell us that Christmas is really here.
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TWICE – "Merry and Happy"
You've heard of Friendsgiving, get ready for a Friendsmas now thanks to this bouncy, jingle-bell-loaded track from TWICE. A heartwarming tribute to the friends who will become our home away from home, the song leaves no stone unturned to make the bad days good and the good days better. As TWICE members prepare for their own Christmas party, we discover that at times you are family and the strange people you call friends.
Purple kiss – "My mine"
Is a Christmas complete without giving us a track on how you're (finally) going to get your crush on you? We thought so. Rest assured, Purple Kiss 'My My' will prompt you to finally get your own Christmas romance going. A little bit cute, a little bit spicy, loads of sweet – the song might just be the trigger to hang up mistletoe and find someone to kiss underneath.
BTS ’Jimin -" Christmas Love "
There are some Christmas carols that haunt our nightmares (don't lie, you know we're right). Then there are jewels like Jimin's “Christmas Love” – released last year as a surprise for its fans, “Christmas Love” brings an innocent, sweet charm to the season for those who love the holidays. “Christmas Love” brings us back to the time when we only cared about opening presents on Christmas morning. "Christmas Love" is a wonderful, sweet ode to the season – with Jimin's voice as the icing on the cake.
Stray children – "24 to 25"
We usually associate Stray Kids with their head-banging, chest-slamming bangers. However, “24 to 25” is one of those times when Stray Kids prove that there is no taste they cannot master – they cook Christmas anthems like “Five Star Michelin”. As a sweet homage to their fans, & # 39; 24 to 25 & # 39; the band that lovingly and playfully begs their fans to spend the magical night of Christmas Eve with them. If the invitation is so cute, how can we turn it down?
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