With the holidays just around the corner, you might be wondering what songs to listen to while you hang out with friends, spend time with family, or snuggle up in blankets for some quality time alone. No matter what you end up doing, it’s always great to find that one song that perfectly sums up how you’re feeling about the holidays. Whether you’re so done with exams and just need some rest, or you’re feeling lonely and need a good stress-cry song, we’ve got you covered!
Here’s a non-exhaustive list of some K-pop and K-indie songs from 2016 to enjoy no matter what mood you’re in!
MAMAMOO – “Draw Draw”
MAMAMOO’s voices can only be described as melting marshmallows in this holiday track about wanting to cherish one’s memories.
Yoon Jong Shin – “Anyways It’s Christmas”
Yoon Jong Shin’s newest music video says so much with lyrics and visuals that seem to illustrate South Korea’s recent political events, but it still manages to wrap it all up in the spirit of Christmas.
Suzy and Baekhyun – “Dream”
EXO’s Baekhyun and miss A’s Suzy join forces in this lovely holiday duet that’s perfect to listen to while enjoying a hot cup of cocoa.
MC Gree, Yang Da Il, Chancellor, As One, Kang Min Hee – “Already Christmas”
This relaxing track from Brand New Music features a variety of stellar voices, with lyrics about anticipating the Christmas season.
Lee Moon Sae, Roy Kim – “This Christmas (Featuring Hanhae)”
Roy Kim, Lee Moon Sae, and Hanhae’s new song captures the excitement of wanting to spend time with that special someone during the holidays.
Mad Clown, MONSTA X’s Kihyun, Brother Su, Yoo Seung Woo, Boyfriend’s Hyunseong, and Junggigo – “Love Wishes”
Starship Entertainment gathered some of their finest male artists to sing this fun song that contains playful and sweet lyrics about making confessions.
Jessica – “Wonderland”
Jessica’s newest song highlights her sweet vocals and contains lyrics that add to the excitement that comes with the start of the holiday season.
Baek A Yeon –”Just Because (Feat. JB Of GOT7)”
Baek A Yeon and GOT7’s JB start the holidays with this heart fluttering duet about being curious about a past lover.
LABOUM – “Winter Story”
With innocent and pretty lyrics, LABOUM’s track is perfect to listen to while taking a walk outside in the snow!
Apink – “Cause You’re My Star”
Released from Apink’s special winter album, this song is an adorable song that’s perfect for confessing!
LOONA – “The Carol”
While LOONA hasn’t fully debuted, three of the members were featured in this upbeat, lovely track that’s perfect to listen to with your friends!
HAHA, Oh My Girl – “White (Feat. M.TySON)”
Oh My Girl showcases their innocent voices in this fun and festive collaboration with Haha. This track contains elements of reggae, and is great to listen to on days when you want to be reminded of the summer!
f(x)’s Luna X 4Men’s Shin Yong Jae – “It’s You”
f(x)’s Luna and 4Men’s Shin Yong Jae are amazing in this sweet and calming duet about expressing one’s love during the winter season.
EXO – “For Life”
EXO’s new track from their winter special album really highlights the members’ voices, and is an expressive song about loving one person forever.
Brown Eyed Girls’s Jea – “Winter, It’s You”
Brown Eyed Girls’ Jea’s new release is a heartbreaking track about being reminded of a past lover during the winter.
Baek Yerin – “Love You On Christmas”
Baek Yerin’s voice perfectly mixes sweetness and sorrow in this track that’s great to listen to when thinking about that one person you miss.
If you don’t like the holidays at all, or you’re just not feeling it this year, then this track is for you!
Lim Do Hyeok – “Hate Christmas”