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Top 5 Popular Japanese Christmas Songs

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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.


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.

 

 

Lastly

It’s like we can’t avoid these songs at the time of the year, but once Christmas is over they are gone. Why not enjoy this moment?(I’m talking to myself) Other classic Christmas songs (Last Christmas by Wham etc) as well.

Anyway, merry Christmas and see you around!

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Yoshi (Mr. Wada)
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One thought on “Top 5 Popular Japanese Christmas Songs

  1. Hm. Which wins…. Going to have to be クリスマスキャロルの頃には.

    As for the worst (far more important), there are several worthy candidates…. After careful reflection, I’ve decided it’s the rap version of クリスマス・イブ. A shame really, as the original was contender for best.

    As for Xmas favourites round these parts, one of my favourites is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPG3zSgm_Qo

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