Ho ho ho! It’s Sant….(clear throat) Mr. Wada back on duty on Christmas Eve! Yes, it’s Christmas Eve here in Japan. Christmas songs have been played all day everywhere and to be honest I’m getting sick of it. Hehe. Though you might wonder what these songs are from TV, radio etc. I’m sharing some popular Japanese Christmas songs this time.
- 1 Popular Japanese Christmas Songs
- 2 Lastly
Popular Japanese Christmas Songs
Christmas Eve by Tatsuro Yamashita
Original title : クリスマス・イブ
Release : 1983
It is like the most popular and classic Japanese Christmas song. As you see it was released like 30 years ago, but we still hear it every Christmas. Quite catchy.
There is even a Rap version. Sounds funny. Hehe.
At the time for Christmas Carol by Junichi Inagaki
Original title : クリスマスキャロルの頃には
Release : 1992
He is certainly an one-hit wonder. Catchy but it brings me back to the early 90s. You know, the bubble era.
My Baby Santa Claus by Yumi Matsutouya
Original title : 恋人がサンタクロース
Release : 1980
Oh, I didn’t know this song is actually this old. Very pop and catchy. I rather like it.
Her another song is also known that was used in Kiki’s Delivery Service directed by Hayao Miyazaki (Ghibli).
Itsuka no Merry Chritmas by B’z
Original title : いつかのメリークリスマス
Release : 1992
A Christmas song by a popular Japanese rock band. This song itself is not that rock though.
Snow White by Keisuke Kuwata
Original title : 白い恋人達
Release : 2001
2001!? However it seems to be already one of classic Christmas songs today. In fact, I often hear this song at stores.
Extra : All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
Release : 1994
Believe or not, this song is her biggest hit in Japan. So she still sings it here. Hehe.
Other international Christmas songs like Last Christmas (by Wham) are of course popular in Japan, and there are more Japanese Christmas songs. Please check it out also.
Merry Christmas and see you around!