December is an exciting month to all of us, K-popers and non-Kpopers alike. It is the Christmas season, a season of celebrating and spending with our loved ones. People are starting to buy things in preparation for Christmas, things like a Christmas tree, Christmas lights, foods like ham, spaghetti, fish, and don’t forget about chocolates too. Also people buy fruits that are in shape of circles because it is said to bring good luck and fortune. And don’t forget the “gifts,” we all love gifts, right? I’m sure we all do.
Christmas is not complete if there’s no caroling. We see a lot of children going from one house to another singing joyful Christmas songs. We hear songs like “Jingle Bells”, “Silent Night”, “All I Want For Christmas is You”, “Joy To the World” and a lot more.
I’m sure even until now, we still listen to these songs, but as K-Popers we are craving for music that are “in” Korean, am I right? Or some of our favorite idols singing our favorite Christmas songs, isn’t that just fulfilling?
Now, I will present to you our TOP 12 K-Pop Christmas Songs from our very own K-pop idols! But wait… are you wondering why we just have TOP 12 and not 5, 10 or any number out there? Simple! Because this year is 2012 and it’s meaningful in that way!
12) Love Letter (Happy Pledis)
Consists of After School and Son Dambi feat Pledis Boys.
There are two (2) versions of this; the original MV and the Pledis Boys version!
The song talks about that before the year ends we should tell our loved ones, our parents, our family, our friends how much we love them and that even as time goes by we will never change. Well, there can be a little change but even with that “little” change we will still meet our old friends and those people who touched our lives and we won’t ignore them like strangers.
♫Before this year passes
There’s something I really want to tell you
On nights when I don’t want to walk
The pretty streets alone
I’m ready to go to you
To run to you
And hold your hands that got cold~~
I just called to say I love you
I just want to say I miss you
I just called to say I really want to meet you
A year that was very long
I won’t postpone it this time
Around this time next year
I hope you’re the one next to me~♫
Have you already said “I love you” to your parents, friends or any of your loved ones?! If not, please do so before the year ends to show them your love.
Pledis Boys Version
Lyrics (those who wants to read the lyrics while listening to the song):
11) Shooting Star (Star Empire)
This MV includes various Star Empire family members like Park Jung Ah, Seon In Young, ZE:A, Nine Muses and Jewelry.
This MV really shows Christmas spirit through a sweet and lively song. The members are seen wearing clothes in colorful colors of green, red and white; and they are really enjoying themselves while singing the song. Kwanghee at the end is so funny!
In this MV too, the stars show off their different amazing vocals.
♫You are my love, I am smiling – My love, shooting star
Follow that light to meet you – I’m so happy
You are my angel from heaven, My love, shooting star
Baby you are everything I need, I love you – I’m falling in love~~
In this winter, if only I have you, it will be warm
A great love that cannot be held in just one hand, is you~♫
Music Video (w/ eng trans. in the description):
10) This Christmas (JYPNation)
Artists of JYP Entertainment came together for a Christmas song just for their fans! The MV includes Park Jin Young, 2PM, 2AM, Wonder Girls, San E, JOO, miss A and Lim Jung Hee, and created this lovely and sweet song.
To me, this song tells us to “fall in love this Christmas”. Since Christmas is such a cold season that even if we wear thick clothes, the coldness will still pierce through so we need someone to hug to so that we will feel the true warmth of being loved. To “fall in love this Christmas” doesn’t mean we should find our ‘soulmate’ or our ‘partner’ but those people who love you as who you are and just being with them that will make both of you happy. Also, we should show our love to those people who are in need of our love! ♥
♫This time my wish will definitely come true. I wish my dreams come true~
I don’t wanna be alone this Christmas
Having met someone
Like other couples on the street
I want to whisper words of love
That’s all I want~♫
Music Video (w/ lyrics):
9) White Forever (MBLAQ)
The song “White Forever” is MBLAQ’s first Christmas digital single that was released on 2011. It has a trendy beat and uses a mix of acoustic piano that blends well with their vocals.
The music video takes footage from their fan meetings, concert and more.
♫The white snow brightly dyes the entire world
If only our love will be forever
On the day that it snowed, you entered my heart
For always it’s you and me Loving you forever, I pray for you~
It’s like a dream, I remember the day I met you
You are a gift to me
Without you, I am nothing without your love~♫
Music Video (w/ lyrics):
8) Snow Dream (SM TOWN)
The song was released way back in 2006. SM Entertainment loves making videos that will include all the artists in the same company, this just show how close they are with each other.
Artists in this MV are Super Junior, TVXQ, BoA, TRAX, Kangta, CSJH, Jang Ri In, Kim Isak and a lot more.
Honestly, while watching this video, it makes me think, “Ah, I missed the old times” where TVXQ are still one and Super Junior is still complete. It doesn’t mean that I don’t love them anymore today, my love for them have grown ever since I had known them. Let’s just hope that we can see more of them having song collaborations in the near future. I always believe in my 2 most favorite quotes in the K-Pop world: “PROM15E TO 13ELIEVE!” and “Always Keep The Faith”
♫Did you know that while you’re asleep
Fairies give you presents of winter white dreams~
Snow dream under the sky
Like the white Christmas tree that I made when I was a child~♫
Music Video (w/ lyrics):
7) Merry Christmas in Advance (IU & Thunder)
The song “Merry Christmas in Advance” is from IU’s third mini-album ‘REAL’ that was released in 2010 and MBLAQ’s Thunder was featured as the rapper for the song track.
It is a love song that has a Christmas feel on it.
♫When the snow comes down
When the whole world is filled with it
The flower blossoms covered in snow shine
Like you who shines
I love no one else
I’ll grab your hand, the one I love
I will walk on the first snow
Until the end of the road
6) First Snow and First Kiss (Dalmatian’s Daniel & B2ST’s Yoseob)
Dalmatian’s DRAMA, whose real name is Daniel, and B2ST’s Yoseob came together and made a collaborative digital single “First Snow and First Kiss.” Both idols are bestfriends and have known each other since their trainee days and having them collaborate is sure a dream come true for both them!
The song tells the excitement of one who feels when seeing the first snow of the year and along with it are the feelings of nostalgia when thinking about past loves.
♫On the streets where the first snow falls, meeting eyes with her
I flew above the skies holding her in my arms
You are my first love
On the streets where they exchange love, kissing her on her lips
Let’s spend this night together, together forever
You are my first love~
Snow is falling from the sky
I’m happy that you’re in my life
I’m happy that I can walk down this road by your side
And I promise you one thing
That I’ll love and cherish you forever
I wish you a Merry Christmas~♫
Do you also remember your first love when Christmas or winter comes around?
5) Angel (Teen Top)
Teen Top consists of six members, C.A.P, Chunji, L.Joe, Niel, Ricky and Changjo. The group debuted in 2010 under TOP Media.
Maybe most of you will say that this song is not really suited for the Christmas season, but for me and as well as the KMUSIC family loves this song and had also voted for this song too. Also, in the MV, it can be seen that the members are having fun in the snow, playing, and doing some cute acts for the fans. Plus, the lyrics talks about an “angel” and that “angel” is no other than their fans.
♫I’m really happy to meet someone like you
My heart is beating like this~
Whoever sees you will say you’re lovely
Whoever sees you will say you’re pretty
One by one are perfect
There’s an angel in my heart~
Your pretty face is blinding my eyes
Your bright smile just like a sun
Like a shining star in the night sky
There’s an angel in my heart~♫
Is there someone whom you think as an “angel“?
4) My Grown Up Christmas List (Ailee)
Ailee, whose real name is Amy Lee, a Korean-American singer who just debuted this year under YMC Entertainment has recently revealed the full track of “My Grown Up Christmas List (Christmas Wish)” that perfectly fits for the Christmas season. The MV has two versions, English and Korean.
♫I’m not a child but my heart still can dream
So here’s my lifelong wish, my grown up Christmas list
Not for myself but for a world in need~
No more lives torn apart,
That wars would never start and time would heal all hearts,
And everyone would have a friend,
And right would always win and love would never end
This is my grown up Christmas list~♫
If you just listen to the song clearly (especially in the ‘English version’), her wishes are also our wishes, right? We want peace; harmony, no more wars, and every one of us are friends with each other.
In the video, many were truly amazed by Ailee’s talent in drawing. She drew the inside of the room that is full of toys, gifts, lights and a Christmas tree. I also love the Christmas tree inside the room since it’s quite unique, and not the usual Christmas tree that we buy in the malls, it’s full of small cuts of papers along with her Christmas wishes.
Music Video (English – w/ lyrics):
Korean Version (audio):
3) White Confession-Lately (INFINITE)
INFINITE has released a holiday single entitled, “White Confession (Lately)” last year.
In the MV, the members are seen walking around the street, looking at their surroundings, and enjoying the cold weather. They are also looking for some gifts for their members. My most favorite part in this MV is where Sunyeol whispered “Merry Christmas” to one of the wood-dolls in the shop; and my favorite OTP, MyungYeol, have their little moments too.
In this kind of season, it’s nice to gather in one table and have some chit-chats with your loved ones. By that, your bonds with each other will deepen and your relationship with each other will strengthen.
♫seeing myself smiling through your eyes
When we’re together, the time flies by so fast like the ephemeral life
You and I are already over
But could it come back like the falling snow?
The beautiful snowflower that blooms in the winter
You were especially weak with coldness
Forget about the pain that the tears erased
I’m still obsessed with those eyes
The silent confession that I bravely shouted
And far away she, whom I couldn’t hold onto
The last portrait in my imagination
Now has become reality and brings her back~♫
2) Show Me Your Love (Super Junior & TVXQ)
The song “Show Me Your Love” is a joint single by TVXQ and Super Junior that was released back in 2005.
The MV starts with both groups taking a photoshoot with winter as their theme, afterward the Super Junior members becomes exhausted and took their seats to rest. Then TVXQ started the song by introducing their new family—Super Junior!
This is one of my favorite songs! I really missed both groups performing on stage together! It really shows that they were having fun with each other!
This Christmas, it’s not just about giving or receiving gifts but also showing our love. Simple acts like hugging or just spending time with them can already mean that you’re showing your love to them.
♫Just show me your love
Words I want to say to you
Are so many
Just for today, look at me
In my eyes, I’ll be holding you
I’ll go anywhere (I’ll go anywhere)
In your warm eyes
I’m falling in
I’m just happy having you near me
During this winter that has silently approached~♫
Live Performance w/ Lyrics:
1) Santa U Are The One (SMTOWN)
Lastly, us from KMUSIC choose “Santa U Are The One” by SMTOWN as our TOP K-Pop Christmas Song!
Once again, SM Entertainment has made collaborations with the various artists in the same company and came up with a Music Video for 2011 SMTOWN Winter album, “The Warmest Gift”! The song was sung by Super Junior which features fun and happy scenes from their album jacket photoshoot.
When the song and MV was released I was so surprised that the song was in English! I even cried because I could really understand the song and it is my favorite group that sung it; plus it was released during Christmas season too.
The song is really perfect for Christmas and winter season! It makes our Christmas season complete by listening to this song!
♫Christmas is finally here
It’s time to celebrate
Cause you make a better world year after year
Soon you’ll be on your way
Spreading joy everywhere
There’s no one like you
Santa you are the one~♫
These are KMUSIC’s Top 12 K-Pop Christmas Songs!!! How about you? What are your picks?
From KMUSIC Family, we greet you in advance a “MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!” ♥
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