Christmas is right around the corner, and I don't even care. As I get older, it gets harder and harder for me to get into the Christmas mood. Sometimes I feel like my heart has gone cold like the Grinch. If you're also a person who has problems getting into the Christmas mood, you're in luck. Here is a list of recently released Christmas songs featuring Vpop artists to jump start that cold dead heart of yours and fill it with the Christmas spirit.
New DreamS artists Cara and JSOL team up to perform a medley of classic Christmas Songs in this MV. I have to say that it's pretty noticeable that English isn't Cara's or JSOL's first language. However, I still found this MV to be quite enjoyable to watch. It does a good job in getting you hyped for that Giáng Sinh! I think both Cara and JSOL have potential, but it's going to be a while before this duo overtakes the Kpop duo known As One for best Asian Christmas carolers. As One's "Carolling" album is still the best Asian pop Christmas album ever in my opinion. That album was lit af! I can't even say Cara and JSOL has the best rendition of Last Christmas by a Vietnamese artist. That honor goes to Kimmese and the SpaceSpeakers crew.
♫ Rockin' around the Christmas tree! ♫ Whoops, wrong song. I always confuse Jingle Bell Rock with Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree. Both songs are so similar to me that I have a hard time separating the two songs from each other in my head. Personally, I like Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree better. It always reminds me of that scene in Home Alone with the cutout of Micheal Jordan going around on a toy train set and Kevin partying it up with mannequins. Dumb-ass robbers got fooled by a little kid. Ha! It was a good one. Anyways, this spiced up version of Jingle Bell Rock by Lip B is an interesting take on a classic Christmas song. However, I neither love it nor hate it.
Stressing out over finals and work before Christmas? Well, get ready to turn that frown upside down with this next MV. Hari Won in all her bubbly Hari cheeriness wants to wish you a merry Christmas in Happy Christmas. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is to be cheerful yourself. And sometimes, simplicity is the most effective way to deliver your message. This MV is pretty simple, yet it gets the job done.
This next song isn't a Christmas song at all, but it is a song that puts me in a Christmas mood nonetheless. Điều Em Cần Chỉ Là Anh (I Only Need You) has both a wintery quality and holiday feel to it that makes me want to put on a Christmas sweater and sip on a cup of hot chocolate while staring into a fireplace. It's not quite as Christmasy as Daydreams for a non-Christmas Vpop song, but it's close. There's just something about a solemn but heartfelt song that warms my heart in the dead cold of winter.
BTW, I would pick Lan Ngọc a hundred percent of the time over Minh Hằng. As much as I like Minh Hằng, I just like actress Ninh Dương Lan Ngọc that much more. Even when she plays the villain, I can't help but still like her. For me, I only need a little bit of Lan Ngọc in my life.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
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