Tis the season!… for K-pop groups and singers to put out their Christmas releases. With both established K-pop acts as well as rookie groups spreading seasonal spirit, here are seven songs to look out for.
BTS – Butter (Holiday Remix)
While not a Christmas song initially, BTS’s big summer hit Butter has received a series of remixes, and now there’s a wintry one that brings bells and a saxophone solo to evoke that Christmas feel.
Stray Kids – Christmas EveL
This not-quite-Grinch-y song features on Stray Kids’ special Christmas EP of the same name, which is full of songs that feature the band’s typical brashness with a touch of holiday sweetness.
Billie – Snowy Night
The second single from rookie girl group Billlie, this mid-tempo groovy Christmas pop song is full of adventure.
V of BTS – Christmas Tree (OST of Our Beloved Summer)
This sweet ballad by Kim Tae-hyung, aka BTS’s V, is set to arrive on streaming platforms on Christmas Eve. It also features in the K-drama Our Beloved Summer, which is available to watch on Netflix.
Purple Kiss – My My
“My Christmas wish list is you,” sing Purple Kiss in this quintessential seasonal confessional.
Lionesses – Christmas Miracles
The second song from the brand new queer K-pop group, Christmas Miracles is a power-pop ballad celebrating love and equality for all.