It's that time of year when Korean entertainment companies / music labels release Christmas songs, typically featuring all the acts from the label. Christmas 2013 saw songs from the smaller labels, Cube
. Of the big 3 (SM, YG, and JYP), SM
released all-company Christmas songs in the past, although they seem to be skipping them of late in favor of individual releases. SM's 12-member boy band EXO had the melancholy "Miracles in December
", YG's Park Bom (from 2NE1) and Lee Hi covered "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
, and JYP avoided Christmas songs altogether. Crayon Pop had a Lonely Christmas
, being Chrome Entertainment's only signed act until late this year.
More from Christmases past and present, including "Winter" releases, which get regarded as Christmas kpop songs because Christmas is all about dating and being with your one true love:
Various artists, Fluxus (2009) "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
Alex from Clazziquai and Winterplay, Fluxus (2008) "White Christmas"
Various artists, Jellyfish (2012) "Because It's Christmas"
Secret (2013) "I Do I Do"
Lee Jong Hyun (CNBLUE) and Juniel, (2013) "Love Falls"
Various artists, Starship (2012) "White Love"
Orange Caramel and Nu'est, Pledis, (2012) "Dashing through the Snow in High Heels"
Various artists, Pledis (2011) "Love Letter"
Infinite, Woollim/SM (2011) "White Confession"
TVXQ/DBSK/Tohoshinki, SM (2004) "Magic Castle"