K-Pop Christmas Covers To Brighten Your Spirits This Holiday Season
Your favorite K-pop artists are sending holiday cheers through various covers of holiday classics. Take a listen to their festive covers as Christmas approaches just around the corner!
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As the most festive occasion of the year rapidly approaches, many K-pop artists are spreading holiday cheers through special Christmas covers. From idol groups to soloist collaborations, artists gift fans with their own renditions of holiday classics! Take a listen to our favorites released so far in preparation for the big day as Christmas rapidly approaches!
“Last Christmas” – Kim Hongjoong
ATEEZ’s leader Kim Hongjoong has gifted fans with his cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas”. In typical fashion, Hongjoong added his own spin on the festive classic by rearranging the track. Additionally, the artist penned his own Korean verses, further adding a personal touch. The heartfelt lyrics can be considered a message to the group’s adoring fans, who Hongjoong misses dearly. The track highlights his incredible production and writing skills, as well as his admirable love for fans.
“Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town” – BTS
BTS delighted ARMYs across with world with their playful cover of “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”. Against a golden-lit set adorned with piles of gifts and a Christmas tree, BTS spread festive cheer covering one of the most legendary holiday songs. Perhaps what’s most charming about the cover is not the song choice itself, but also the members’ playful performing chemistry. The sight of the members having fun together on stage is enough to rise anyone’s spirit.
“This Christmas” – Jung Jinwoo
Jung Jinwoo gifted fans with his soulful rendition of “This Christmas”. Captivating hearts with his husky voice, the soloist evoked the warmth of the season. Moreover, the combination of Jinwoo’s vocal runs and higher notes pushes the melody along cheerfully. Accompanied by a lively band, the cover sets the tone for a special Christmas indeed.
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” – JAMIE & Gaho
JAMIE and Gaho joined forces for a collaboration of the iconic holiday track, “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. The beloved soloists, who consistently impress on their own, only proved their vocal strengths even more in the duet. The contrast of JAMIE’s higher notes and Gaho’s deep tones provided a soothing and charismatic performance. Playful and even a little theatrical, the cover recalls the nostalgia of this Christmas classic while the artists still add their own flair.
“Text Me Merry Christmas” – Lee Suhyun & Boo Seungkwan
Lee Suhyun of AKMU surprised K-pop fans with a festive duet cover featuring SEVENTEEN’s Seungkwan. The vocal powerhouses covered the holiday track, “Text Me Merry Christmas”. The song was an apt choice in a Christmas where many may be separated from loved ones due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic. The duo’s cheerful voices and their friendly text exchange in the middle of the song reminded fans that though this Christmas may be different than others, the occasion can still be enjoyed.
“The Christmas Song” – Soyou & Yu Seung Woo
Vocalist Soyou delivered a sweet treat covering “The Christmas Song”, with soloist Yu Seung Woo on her YouTube channel SOYOUGI. The acoustic cover reminded listeners of festive evenings surrounded by loved ones. In particular, the collaboration drew attention to Soyou’s strong vocals, which were complimented by Yu Seung Woo’s softer vocals. Furthermore, the video provided fans with shots of the duo planning and practicing their duet, impressing viewers with their dedicated work.
“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” – Young K
DAY6’s Young K covered the traditional holiday track, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”. Young K’s voice, which typically amazes listeners in other ballads, suited the festive song perfectly. In an emotive performance, Young K sincerely crooned lyrics to listeners. Fans can truly feel that they will have a “merry little Christmas” listening to the jazzy cover, delivered by one of K-pop’s most comforting vocalists.
This holiday season will be an unprecedented one in mankind history due to the current pandemic. However, as K-pop artists send their love and support by gifting these covers, all listeners can now enjoy that extra festive cheer to brighten up this season.
Video Source: KQ Entertainment | ABC | SBS KPOP | Mdromeda KPOP | Lee Suhyun Official YouTube Channel | SOYOUGI Official YouTube Channel