Need some tunes to keep warm? Turn up our K-pop holiday songs playlist to drown out the carols!
by Rachelle “Roach”
When it comes to holiday tunes, K-pop truly has something to offer for everyone. Whether you’re in need of a stoic ballad, some road trip cheer for the trek to Grandma’s, or a festive dance number this season, there’s a K-pop Christmas song that will fit the bill.
Here are some of our favorites! We made a YouTube playlist for you convenience, too.
There are few things the world of K-pop loves more than a Christmas collaboration. This one from SMTOWN, complete with some classic holiday outfits and jingle bells, is one of the best.
If this is what a lonely Christmas looks like, I’ll take it. In addition to being a fun, catchy number, Crayon Pop’s tune is the perfect antidote to any lame or tense holiday party. The music video contains a number of simple but fun dance moves. All you have to do to get any party going is force everyone to learn them!
With its swelling chorus and a music video full of cute shots of INFINITE doing some Christmas shopping, this is one of those feel good holiday jingles that will make you all warm and fuzzy inside.
Where has the time gone since 2010? Check out these younger JYP Nation members way before GOT7 and TWICE came along, including the Wonder Girls, 2AM, Miss A, SanE, and 2PM!
Had enough of the jingle bells and cups of cocoa? Roy Kim has a slightly more melancholic, yet still sweepingly beautiful, Christmas song for you.
No holiday K-pop list would be complete without a nod to one of the original hits from Fin.K.L. This one came out all the way back in 1999, but like so many Christmas songs, it feels evergreen even today.
Still, if you want something a little more modern that still manages to capture the same seasonal cheer that Fin.K.L.’s original did, it’s your lucky year. Oh My Girl recently released a sweet cover that feels much more 2016.
Want that holiday pop song that makes you want to do a kick line with a candy cane while wearing a cutesy antler headband? Girls’ Generation has you covered.
Speaking of these ladies – here’s a more recent song from the lovely TaeTiSeo trio!
And the English version just for kicks!
This smooth jam from MBLAQ is what every seasonal playlist needs a little more of.
This isn’t really a holiday song. It’s actually a “winter project,” which we know because Starship Planet (including SISTAR, BOYFRIEND, and K.Will) tells us that it is in the first five seconds of the song. Oh, and that they’re about to fall in love with us! There is a lot of earnest K-pop to love in this little winter project.
Lee Joon Gi’s Christmas present to the world is a cute, happy cover of a holiday classic.
Another K-pop holiday collaboration! This one from DSP Friends also doubles as seasonal outfit inspiration.
Listen to this song for some holiday pop joy from S.E.S., and watch the video for a glimpse into a simpler time of Christmas music videos.
EXO and an icy piano have teamed up to create the quintessential winter ballad for everyone who is feeling more like the Grinch than Santa this holiday season.
Thank you, Kang SooJi, for this holiday power ballad and perfect time capsule of the fashion of 1995.
Is love in the crisp, cold air for you? Let GOT7 give you confidence in proclaiming what’s been in your heart!
The playlist below should be a good start to your Christmas listening needs! Got any favorites we missed? Let us know in the comments!