Merry Christmas Hallyu Fam!
Merry Christmas Eve, readers! In celebration of the holiday, we bring some special stages that are sure to instill the holiday spirit within you. Add a little K-Pop spice to your holiday with these fun covers and special collaboration performances.
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” - Wendy & Eric Nam
Red Velvet’s Wendy covered the classic carol “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” a few years ago for SM Station, but she returned this year to perform the song with Eric Nam. The two strong vocalists trade off phrases and meld their honey-like vocals perfectly. This arrangement of the classic song mixes a happier, upbeat jazz melody for the second verse that’s a perfect fit for Eric Nam’s timbre, and it adds a fun vibe to an otherwise soft carol.
“Timing” - B1A4, Oh My Girl, ONF
Get ready for a 2018 Christmas original from the WM Entertainment crew! “Timing” is a bright and lovely Christmas track that is sure to make your heart feel light. This is also the only time in the year that we get co-op collaborations, so it’s extra fun to see the girls of Oh My Girl performing alongside the veteran boys of B1A4 and rookie boys of ONF! The holiday spirit is sure to encompass you with this cute and special performance!
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” - fromis_9
fromis_9 performs everyone’s favorite arrangement of “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” the Mariah Carey version! Gyuri shows off her skills on the keyboard, while Hayoung complements with the guitar. The Santa suit outfits personalized for each member are unspeakably adorable, and the members each embody the sweet, sparkly, and bright feeling of the holiday. Let’s not forget to mention how great their pronunciation of the full English song is, making for an overall fabulous performance.
“Winter Story” - Stray Kids
While known for being a multi-talented group with strong performances, Stray Kids still has a very distinct cute and playful side to them that fits perfectly with the holiday season. That fact definitely shines in this special performance of “Winter Story,” with an upbeat melody and high-energy choreography. Our hearts absolutely melted at Changbin’s bright, oversized red sweater and Han’s giant fuzzy hat, just to name a few of the many cute elements. If you love some soft, warm boys for the holidays, be sure to catch this stage!
“Twinkle” - Lovelyz
Lovelyz performed a special stage of their original Christmas track released in 2017 again this year! “Twinkle” has a very distinctly cheery demeanor, complemented by an upbeat melody that helps to communicate an overall merry atmosphere. The distinct jingle bells in the melody bring up feelings of holiday cheer, and the unique outfits using whites and a distinct deep red round out the holiday atmosphere.