This season is not just about eating, drinking, watching Christmas-themed movies, and being merry, it’s also about putting your favourite Christmas songs on repeat. And the staple all-time favourite carols goes beyond just the universal language that everyone is familiar with! Believe it or not, some of your favourite K-Pop idols have aced their own versions of Christmas-themed songs while other have gotten their covers down pat despite the language barrier.
We’ve picked out 5 of our favourite Christmas-themed songs by K-Pop idols that come complete with super nice music videos (MVs). See if any of these are your favourites too:
Taeyeon (SNSD Girls’ Generation) – O Holy Night (live)
Famed for being one of the lead vocals in SNSD Girls’ Generation, Taeyeon swept us off our feet once again when she performed Christmas classic “O Holy Night” live. On its own, the usually solo song requires real talent with several octaves to boast to sing. Previously artistes who have effortlessly nailed the song are such as Mariah Carey (but of course) and Christina Aguilera. Hence, Taeyeon had some pretty big shoes to fill when she took on this one. Did she manage to get it right? Damn right. Small girl, big voice, and an excellent cover.
Lee Hi & Park Bom (2NE1) – All I Want For Christmas Is You
YG Entertainment’s baby idol Lee Hi and 2NE1 member Park Bom teamed up as BH (Bom&Hi) to work their powerful vocals for the “All I Want For Christmas Is You” cover. If anyone thought that it’s high time for Mariah Carey to retire this song, then they haven’t heard this K-Pop idols’ version. With a fresh twist and perhaps set in a darker mood, their cover will make you see (or rather, hear) the song in a new light. And the MV? Well, let’s just say that it’s as adorable as you’d expect. What, you don’t believe us?
Tiffany (SNSD Girls’ Generation) ft. Sung Si Kyung – Last Christmas
There’s no better song to suit SNSD Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany‘s cheerful and bright personality than the upbeat “Last Christmas”. True, the lyrics to the song is unusually sad for something that’s Christmas-themed, but it’s hard to tell that it was meant to be a sad song because of the happiness that Tiffany exudes with her syrupy sweet voice. It also helps that we get to watch her sing it in an accompanying video too, of course. How can anyone say no to that million dollar smile, right? Exactly.
CUBE Entertainment – Christmas Song
In true testament of how big the CUBE Entertainment family has grown, the agency’s K-Pop idols worked together for their very own version of a Christmas song. Release on 3rd De 2013, the MV features all their artistes, both the seniors and juniors, coming together for the most wonderful time of the year. Any CUBE Entertainment fan would immediately recognise B2ST, 4Minute, A Pink, Huh Gak, G.Na, BTOB, Shin Ji Hoon, and more. One thing’s for sure, the casual and playful MV is bound to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside just like it did for us!
EXO – Miracles in December (Korean version)
Released with EXO‘s second EP on 9th Dec 2013, “Miracles in December” is a winter-themed song that broke and won hearts all at the same time. And like all of EXO’s music, the song has both Korean and Chinese versions. It starts out with a simple piano melody before building up to a strong harmonisation between 3 strong EXO vocalists. It’s the perfect sad Christmas ballad, one of the saddest we’ve ever heard and seen. We say “seen” because even the MV emulates the theme of “Miracles of December” perfectly. Try not to cry when you watch this one!
Let’s not forget that EXO is also due to release a new Christmas-themed song in about 2 days. Read all about it here.
Did your favourite song not make the list? Are there any other Christmas-themed songs by K-Pop idols that you’d like us to check out? Leave a comment/link in the comments box below ;)