My Meri Kuri Soundtrack

‘Tis the season of trees, tinsel and trying to find a spot that isn’t at the furthest end of the mall parking lot. It is also the only time of the year I can vaguely tolerate anything that has to deal with snow. While I bake my shortbread cookies, rum balls and Irish Cream fudge and avoid the drizzly outdoors of Atlanta (which I prefer to the harsh Calgary winters), I like to crank up my favourite Japanese Christmas songs and discover new additions for my growing annual playlist.

The 2010 Jpop Christmas Extravaganza Playlist:

  • 12gatsu no Love Song – Gackt
  • Itsuka no Merry Christmas – aiko (as well as the B’z and Ayumi/Gackt versions)
  • White Xmas – KAT-TUN
  • Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ – BoA
  • I Love Dream World/Everlasting Snow/Himitsu no Christmas – 1st Xmas (feat. dream, Fruits Punch, SweetS)
  • Merry Christmas to You/Let’s Hang On – 2nd Xmas (feat. dream, SweetS, Aiko Kayou)
  • Giant Christmas ~ Yuujou ni Ribbon/Kibou no Uta ’05 – 3rd X’mas (feat. dream, SweetS, Nao Nagasawa, Nanase Hoshii, Aiko Kayou, Paradise GO GO, Michi Saito)
  • White Song – Hyde
  • Argent Snow – Paradise GO GO
  • Hurry Xmas/I Wish – L’arc en Ciel
  • Meri Kuri – BoA
  • The Christmas Song – BoA
  • Very First Christmas – Sowelu (feat. SHUHEI)
  • Santa Claus – ELLEGARDEN
  • Angel Song – the brilliant green
  • Christmas Song – the brilliant green
  • Shining/Snowflake/Happy Christmas/No More Blue Christmas – Crystal Kay
  • White Light – Namie Amuro
  • R.G.W. – PUFFY
  • Jin Jin Jingle Bell – Moritaka Chisato (and Sasaki Nozomi’s 2010 version feat. Pentaphonic)
  • Karera no Holy Xmas – Glay
  • Kurisumasu Ibu Rap – Kick the Can Crew
  • The Christmas Song – Skoop on Somebody
  • Christmas – Judy and Mary
  • Another Christmas – KinKi Kids
  • I Believe – EXILE
  • White Christmas – Every Little Thing
  • Winter Bells – Mai Kuraki
  • Holy Hold Me – Misia
  • Happy Xmas – Nicotine
  • Christmas Time – Sacra
  • Christmas Time Forever – Southern All Stars
  • Christmas Koushinkyoku – Yamamoto Sayaka
  • Bokura wa Santa – ZONE
  • Do You Hear What I Hear – melody.
  • Blue Xmas Night/Santa ga Machi ni Yattekuru (Santa Claus is Coming to Town)/So Many Xmas – BON BON BLANCO
  • Jingle Bells – Aya Hisakawa (as Ami from the Sailor Moon Christmas Special)
  • Koibito ga Santa Claus – Matsutoya Yumi
  • White Song – Aikawa Nanase
  • Snow Smile – Bump of Chicken
  • Aitai Lonely Christmas – C-ute
  • Sounds of Snow – Skoop on Somebody
  • This Christmas – Skoop on Somebody
  • Xmas Dream – Two-Mix
  • White Love Story – Raphael
  • Snow Crystals – SweetS
  • Ding-Dong – Tokio
  • Christmas Eve – Yamashita Tatsuro
  • Last Christmas – Yuuji Oda (as well as Michie Tomizawa and EXILE’s versions)
  • Snow Angel – Kotoko
  • Merry Xmas For You – Aya Maatsura
  • 24 Xmas Time – Mai Kuraki
  • Winter Winner – Orange Range
  • Silent Night – Every Little Thing
  • Winter Love – Aya Ueto
  • Ai no Hi Kimi to Merry Christmas – SMAP
  • White Love (Winter Version) – SPEED

In addition to the individual songs listed above, I also recommend Aoi Teshima’s Christmas Songs album which was released this year, and any of the Morning Musume Christmas tracks you can find. I have an album’s worth of them, but no idea if these were ever released as a single album or just part of holiday collections. CHEMISTRY’s Winter of Love album is another must have CD.

Meri Kuri, minna! ~Yukino

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