The holidays are near, and naturally, everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit. Although this year might be a bit different than previous years celebration-wise, that shouldn’t stop anyone from embracing the joy of this time of the year.
Christmassy songs are perhaps the best carol alternative for K-pop fans around the world. That being said, here is this year’s playlist to warm you up in this cold weather and wish you a happy holiday!
1. Lee Hi & Crush – “For You”
This heavenly duet comprised of Lee Hi and Crush is the closest thing to a Christmas miracle. The dreamy lyrics and harmonizing vocals are perfect for this weather, and the entire setting embraces the holiday vibes.
2. Jamie – “5 Christmas Languages”
Jamie’s back to warm our hearts with her beautiful voice. This time she’s sharing her take on the jolly season, where she expresses her wish to spend it in good company and cherish every moment, from the tree decoration to the presents.
Is it really December if there is no snow? Blue and mellow, Moonbyul sings of past memories she’s fond of that the current weather reminds her of, wishing to reenact them before Winter ends.
4. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon – “This Christmas”
Taeyeon is undoubtedly the queen of Christmas ballads. Bringing the entire Christmas experience to life in this tune, she beautifully narrates a heartwarming love story that is truly fitting for the weather.
5. NCT Dream – “Joy”
We didn’t know we needed this carol X K-pop mashup until we actually listened to it. The NCT members bring their own version of joy and coziness to your homes via this lively MV.
6. Ailee – “Sweater”
Because nostalgia tends to resurge during the holidays at some point, Ailee has gifted her audience the perfect song to comfort people who reminisce about their loved ones. Even better, she released it in both English and Korean!
7. Red Velvet’s Wendy x Moon Jung Jae x Nile Lee – “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
Wendy blesses us with a jazzy rendition that encapsulates what Christmas is all about. With Moon Jung Jae on the piano, this holiday classic has been given a new spark that instantly has its audience smitten.
This feature is closing with a melancholic melody. Lay shares a heart-wrenching story about a past love interest that got away, yet something about this ballad makes it comforting with the singer consoling himself through the lyrics.
Which cozy K-pop song keeps you company during the holidays? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.
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