House of the Dragonfly
So now the holidays are here
with Christmas cheer spread far and near–
난 남자 친구가 없는데
크리스마스 음악은 어때?
Here’s a sampling of my favorite k-pop Christmas songs this year! Too annoying to go through the whole post (or is my writing too boring)? Here’s the playlist on YouTube.
Let’s start with the Christmas song that I haven’t been able to stop listening to since the instant I first heard it: Crayon Pop’s “Lonely Christmas”!
As deceiving as the title might be, the song is much more an encouragement for those alone on Christmas to not worry, go out and enjoy the holiday anyway. It’s accompanied by another adorable video, and the girls yet again don helmets in keeping with their Bar Bar Bar theme.
The next song comes from all the artists with Starship Planet, including K.Will, Sistar, and Boyfriend, and their song “Snow Candy”:
Worth it just to see K.Will and Hyorin interact. I mean, their voices interact. Yeah, their voices. It’s not like I’m shipping K.Will and Hyorin for the amazing auditory ecstasy those two would produce or anything.
“Snow Candy” is very easily followed by Koyote’s “Hug Me” as they both capture a very stereotypical Christmassy sound:
Is the Christmas spirit resplendent yet?
I like all things acoustic, and EXO hits the spot pretty well with their song “First Snow”:
I decided to share this song because I liked it so much better than the title track for their Christmas album, “Miracles in December.”
Sick of all the saccharine, cliché Christmas stuff? YG naturally delivers in the form of a Park Bom-Lee Hi unit covering Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You”:
THIS I know for sure: the girls are amazing singers. Their English is great. They have created a very unique cover of a very popular song that has inspired endless and rather mundane covers. I have theories about what’s going on in the video. I love the crookedness of it, but I also love Tim Burton. It’s not for everybody, and this song and video have been met with very mixed reactions.
Keeping it down-beat, Ra.D smooths things over for the lonely singles with “Wish Me a Merry Christmas”:
He also released a collaboration with BrotherSu called “I Need Somebody (누구가 필요해),” and the songs are essentially the same. Both are worth a listen, if only to decide which to listen to on repeat.
Lastly, another relaxing but nevertheless pleasant collaboration between Verbal Jint and Shin Seung Hoon (yeah, they misspelled his name on the mv, how embarrassing), “Christmas Request”:
I hope these Christmas songs of all flavors help enhance the holiday mood!