Each year, Korean pop stars release a wide variety of Christmastime songs — and 2017 was no different. Ranging from solo tunes to tracks released by all of the artists of a music label, the past few weeks brought about several new songs from some of K-pop’s most prominent acts.
Lay – “Goodbye Christmas”
The EXO member released his Winter Special Gift album on Friday (Dec. 22) fronted by this sentimental piano ballad.
Lovelyz – “Twinkle”
The girl group dropped this sprightly Christmas carol in November, ushering in the yuletide season.
Monsta X “Lonely Christmas”
The boy band released a mid-tempo pop carol with jazz and hip-hop elements about spending Christmas alone after a breakup.
NCT Dream – “Joy”
In this Christmas song, the members of NCT Dream sampled some of the most popular holiday carols and incorporated them into this groovy tune.
Starship Planet – “Christmas Day”
The entire Starship Planet roster joined together on this tune, featuring K.Will, Monsta X, Cosmic Girls (WJSN), Junggigo, Soyou, Boyfriend, Mad Clown, Yu Seongwoo, Brother Su, Duetto, Jeong Sewoon, and Lee Kwanghyun.
Taeyeon – “This Christmas”
The Girls’ Generation singer and soloist released this mellow Christmas tune as the lead single off of her her This Christmas – Winter is Coming.
TWICE – “Merry & Happy”
Following up “Heart Shaker” with this upbeat song, the nonet got their fans into the holiday mood with a party-planning-themed music video.