5 J-Christmas Songs to Add to Your Christmas Playlist

  • Christmas is coming soon, so what are the songs in your Christmas playlist? Are they the same as last year and the years before? Aren’t you bored of listening to the same Christmas songs every year?

    Why not try listening to Japanese Christmas songs for a change? Let your latest Christmas season be filled with the beautiful sounds of Japanese music!

    1. “Can’t Wait ‘Til Christmas” by Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル)

    “Can’t Wait ‘Til Christmas” is the first Christmas song written by Utada. The song was released on her Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 2 album. It was also used in her Pepsi Nex commercial. The lyrics talk about a person who on Christmas Eve, could not wait for Christmas Day. The lyrics ponder on why people chase for tomorrow instead of appreciating today.

    2. “Hurry Xmas” by L’Arc~en~Ciel

    “Hurry Xmas” is L’Arc~en~Ciel’s 34th single which was released in 2007, and then re-released in 2008, 2009, and 2010 with different art covers, making it one of the band’s most re-released singles. It must be doing well which enables it to be re-released so many times, so do check out this single!

    3. “Merry Christmas” by Bump of Chicken

    This song which was released in 2009 and seems to be somewhat influenced by Irish music, kind of like Celtic music which gives the song a unique edge!

    4. “Xmas Story” by JUJU

    If you like to listen to Christmas songs sung by artists with powerful voices, you can try this one as JUJU is a fantastic singer!

    5. “Twinkle Snow Powdery Snow” by Perfume

    If you like other Perfume’s songs, you are bound to like this one due to its similar music style. This song is Perfume’s first digital release.

    Hopefully, there is at least one Japanese Christmas song in this list which tickles your fancy. My personal favorites are the ones by Utada Hikaru and Bump of Chicken. Enjoy the Christmas season and may you have a very merry Christmas with these Japanese songs added to your Christmas songs playlist!

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