Nothing brings the holiday cheer like some holiday-inspired K-pop songs. And after a year like no other, we’re glad the month jam-packed with some holiday spirit is finally here. For many of us, we’ll be spending the holidays alone or with only the closest of family. So, why not spread the K-pop holiday cheer (or hype up your own solo-holiday) with some holiday K-pop songs and Season’s Greeting packages from your favorite artists.
What are the Season’s Greetings packages you ask? With every winter come the Season’s Greeting packages. These packages include a bunch of fun merch that helps fans show their love for the artists and groups they care about most. Many Korean artists also tend to release cover versions of holiday songs, and some even release original songs to add to the holiday mix. That’s why we’ve combined the two, giving you a list of some of the best K-pop holiday songs and Season’s Greetings packages.
Now, choosing which songs to add to the list was tough because we had two rules. We’re going with only one song per artist and are limiting our list to only six songs! But after much debate and consideration, here’s our list of top K-pop songs to add to your holiday playlist.
This has become a classic holiday song for K-pop fans around the world. The sentimental vibes of the song—sung by EXO’s sweet and soulful lead vocalists D.O., Beakhun, and Chen—are accompanied by a beautiful winter-themed music video that will definitely pull at your heartstrings.
A cover of Justin Bieber’s Mistletoe, this Korean adaptation by BTS’s Jimin and Jungkook serves as a testament to their great harmonization skills. The familiar melody along with the duos’ soothing vocals will get you and your family right into the Christmas spirit.
The inspiring women of TWICE take us on a retrospective adventure in their music video for The Best Thing I Ever Did. The song inspires listeners to take “a moment to review the year in December, the most precious memory is meeting people who we love,” making it a great song to listen to with the family this holiday.
This uptempo Christmas song with a Pop/R&B twist, samples some of the Christmas season’s biggest hits including Jingle Bells and Joy to the World, making it the perfect song to get you excited for the holidays.
Can’t have a Christmas in Korea without this hit song from IU. This one takes a more heartwarming, romantic approach to Christmas, which makes it a great song to listen to with your significant other during the holidays.
A throwback to classic SM, this music video features some of SM’s most popular OG groups and is sung by Super Junior members. It’s a cheerful Christmas song that serves as a tribute to Santa Claus. Thanking him for being so great and bringing joy and presents to the world.