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Merry Christmas!

Thank you all for dropping by my blog and clicking into the K-pop Christmas Calendar 2015. I hope you got some new tracks for your very own unique Christmas playlist. I’d be happy to get some feedback on that note 🙂

If you missed out a day or just quickly want to review: find the whole list and including blog links below. I also made playlist on my YT channel if you just want to listen to all 24 tracks during the holidays. Merry Christmas to you all!

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Day 24, Santa, U Are The One by Super Junior (feat. Henry & Zhoumi)

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Christmas is finally here and it’s time to celebrate. Yes, we made it through the Christmas Calendar and thank you for everybody who stayed tuned until the end. I really really appreciate it so much! 🙂  Santa has already brought all presents to children in Germany and they will unwrap on today’s evening – so I guess it’s time to say “Thank you” to Santa. This is also the message of our last song Santa, U Are The One – sung by no other major K-pop band than Super Junior Continue reading

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Day 23, Love In The Air by Jellyfish Artists

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Jellyfish Entertainment does not only have a fancy name, but also provides us with great Christmas songs and collaborations every year. Once again they picked their top artists and had them record a holiday song for this winter. In Love In The Air the vocals of VIXX, Seo In-Guk, former Jewelry member Park Jung-Ah and “K-Pop Star 4″ contestant Park Yoon-Ha (sadly Sung Si-Kyung is missing) perform a cozy Christmas ballad. Although the lyrics can be solemly read as the narrator hoping for finding his love on Christmas, I’d say he actually wishes for more love in the world on Christmas
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Day 22, I Do I Do by Secret

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It’s time for a more fun and upbeat Christmas song again: I Do I Do does just the thing. It’s a bouncy mid-tempo K-pop song which is full of charms. Once known as a sexy (and plus-size in my view) girl band, Secret is all adorable and cute again in this video. They surely had songs which showed their vocal abilities better, but, well, it’s a Christmas song and it’s not that bad. Sadly the lyrics are flat, lack depth and therefore, targeted to a teenager audience. Yet, the music video Continue reading

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Day 21, Miracles in December by EXO

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Christmas K-pop songs don’t always have to be fun, festive or have a simple concept or story line – this is what SM Entertainment proved with EXO‘s Miracles in December. EXO benefits highly from SM Entertainment poring all their money into their development and their staff’s creative mind. Already having two mega hits in 2013 (Wolf and Growl) EXO continued their success with their first winter album Miracles in December with the same named title track which was released with a music video in Korean and Chinese. As in Day 6, Christmas Day not all EXO members are taking part in singing, but only the three main vocalists Baekhyun, Chen and D.O Continue reading

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Day 20, White by DSP Friends

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Just a few days left till Christmas and we are turning down the tune to more slow-tempo K-pop songs. There are so many K-pop idols how can you do all of them justice on Christmas? The solution for agencies is of course to form collaborations to master this difficulty, but it’s hard to find a music style which fits all their artists. DSP Media released a Christmas album 2014 on which you can find a song of every one of their singing act, however, only the title track White was released with a music video. Kara, Rainbow, A-Jax, Somin and Chaewon of DSP Girls (now known as April) and Oh Jong-Hyuk gather to sing a light and uncomplicated track. Sadly, the male voices are not strong enough to keep up with the female voices and get lost in the background. Continue reading

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Day 19, Before the Snow by Kanto (feat. As One)

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While searching the internet for some new K-pop Christmas songs I passed by Kanto and Before the Snow and I found it intriguing right away. First of all, it is different from your average K-pop song though I can’t really point my finger on it. Is it because the majority of the song is rapped? Or because the voices of Kanto and As One just match so perfectly? A really stern male voice struggling to convey his feelings and light feminine voices shyly wishing to be with him. Why does this song feel so much more honest than

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Day 18, Lonely Christmas by Crayon Pop

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Are you bored and stuck in school, uni or at work? Then there is no better way to ring in the weekend and pump up your mood than with Lonely Christmas. Yes, this is everything you might picture K-pop to be like – the stereotypical K-pop: cute girls, a crazy concept, in-your-face outfits, an intriguing dance, hilarious Korean humor, a persumably simple music video and an awfully catchy tune. It’s Crayon Pop and being simple, but unique, having a sing-along song and an easy to pick up choreo is was Crayon Pop stands for.

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Day 17, You Can Cry by BtoB

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It’s BtoB again. We already had on Day 5, The Winter’s Tale as a track of their Christmas album 2014. Both songs were released as kind of couple track which is clearer if you know the Korean titles. The original Korean title of Winter’s Tale can be translated into “don’t cry” which matches to You Can Cry . As said before, especially young idols have to keep up their cute image once in a while. Even though You Can Cry is less cheesy than Winter’s Tale it still has an innocent, nice guy image (for which I guess I’m getting to old). As BtoB already play the cute part well enough I’m relieved that the video’s concept isn’t too festive and complicated. Strangely it feels less fake Continue reading

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Day 16, Goodbye to Romance by Sunny Hill

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On Monday we were jingling happily to Pink Romance by Starship Planet today we are more melancholic with saying Goodbye to Romance. This track which is dedicated to childhood wraps up Sunny Hill‘s successful year 2012. Even though it is a sentimental song – which I stated before I’m not a particularly keen of – I congratulate the girls and their agency for being more creative and bringing more depth to the K-pop Christmas lyrics. In contrast to all the joy we have seen in other videos, Goodbye to Romance reminds us that Christmas is also the most nostalgic time of the year in which you reflect and cherish memories of the past. Continue reading

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Day 15, Dear Santa by Girls’ Generation-TTS

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Dear Santa stands for all the K-pop Christmas tracks which didn’t make it into my Christmas Calendar this year. So if you have a special wish – for maybe next year – you can write it below the post. There are some really well made music videos (such as EXO‘s Sing For You) or audio tracks (such as B1A4‘s It’s Christmas) which were released this winter, and there are still more to come (such as April‘s Snowman or Baekhyun feat. IU) to which you can look forward to. Sadly, there is just never enough space for all of them.

For today I chose a song I actually don’t fancy at all, but it’s not (only) up to my personal taste here. I try not to be too harsh as I don’t want to upset any Girls’ Generation fans too much, but I hope you can respect my personal opinion. Girls’ Generation – as one of the most outstanding and worldwide known K-pop girl groups – decided to form a sub-group for their vocals in 2012. It contains Continue reading

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Day 14, Pink Romance by Starship Planet

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Starship Planet has already been on our list on Day 3, White Love by Starship Planet, but this time we have all members of Boyfriend, Sistar and K.Will singing and participating in the video. Pink Romance was the first collaboration single of Starship Planet for the winter project in 2011 and ever since they contribute to the holiday season every year. Parts of the profits from this single was donated to charity (just like After School’s Love Love Love). Pink Romance is a fun track to which you just want to jingle jingle, sing sing and ho ho along. It also has undeniable outstanding, strong male and female vocals which Continue reading

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Day 13, Confession Song by GOT7

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With GOT7 we find another younger K-pop band in this list who is also a multinational boygroup with members from South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand and the USA. To me Confession Song is outstanding because of its sweet music video, even though the song is nice and festive itself. GOT7 become cupids in their video and help five high-school students to confess their love to their secret crushes. In the video we can see GOT7 preparing the scene the night before in the school gym. They brought all necessary props to make the gym a romantic and festive place. The next day – disguised as reindeers – the GOT7 band members roam the school, looking for the crushes the five students want to confess to. Arriving at the gym the crush is positioned opposite of the student who wants to confess, but he or she can’t be recognised as they wear a big bear puppet head. Continue reading

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Day 12, Christmas Wishes by Mystic Holiday

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The good thing about artist collaborations on Christmas is that it offers unusual cooperations and helps less mainstream artists work together with stronger ones. This time we have Mystic Entertainment unite their vocal powers (named as Mystic Holiday) in Christmas Wishes. The song which was released in 2013, features the main female vocals of: Lim Kim, Park Ji-Yoon, Jang Jae-In and Puer Kim. However, the end chorus and in the video also Kim Yeon-Woo, Hareem, MUZIE, Jo Jung-Chi, Kim Jung-Hwan and founder Yoon Jong-Shin take part. Each of the four female singers wrote their lyrics for their own part to give their Christmas Wishes something extra special. Continue reading

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Day 11, Love Love Love by After School

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Here comes After School with the holiday track Love Love Love. The track is part of the winter single Happy Pledis (by Pledis Entertainment) and was released in 2010, however, without band member Bekah. Even though the song title lacks creativity the two songs on the single were written by After School members Raina and Kahi. In addition it’s actually a charity single as its profits were donated to “Save the Children” (I googled that).

The reason this track made it into the calendar is the “antique” look of the video. It’s not a very old track, but you can just see how much the quality, animation and composition of K-pop videos has risen in just a couple of years. The plot of the video is more or less a simple K-drama plot. After School member Uee breaks up with her boyfriend although she doesn’t Continue reading