Question. When did mid-December 2017 happen? Who let this be a thing already? Because we traveled for Thanksgiving and I didn’t host my usual big meal with friends and family, it hardly feels like we’ve gotten through the fall and I am in no way ready for it to be almost Christmas. I’m a smidge behind on gift shopping for family, and I haven’t settled on what to do for my countless and ever-growing list of people I ‘HAVE to shop for because I feel compelled to.’ And now, the Kpop Christmas songs have started coming out and I’ve realized it truly is the season and I had better suck it up and decorate already.
*note to my friends reading this: Don’t feel like you have to buy me anything…the giving gifts part is WAY better than the getting in my humble opinion.
Last year I made a nice long list of Kpop Christmas songs to share on the blog. It was solid, there was lots on it. But the only one that I remember super clearly was the Starship Entertainment annual release. I can still see Kihyun from Monsta X with his pink hair belting out his gorgeous part and Mad Clown rapping adorably by the tree. Because it was so memorable, when this years contribution to the holiday was released, I actually got pretty excited. I curled up on my couch with a blanket and watched it through, twice, just so I could catch as much as possible of what was going on. It’s pretty glorious.
The song is an upbeat ballad about romance in winter and is a collaboration between K. Will, Soyu, Mad Clown, Boyfriend, JunGigo, Yoo Seung Wo, Brother Su, Monsta X, Cosmic Girls, #Gun, Mind U, Duetto, Jung Se Woon, and Lee Gwang Hyun. Not only is the song pretty and fun, but the video is darling. There are still the requisite Christmas tree and gift shots, Mad Clown still looks perfectly awkward and Kihyun is stunning (both in song and looks), but it also has some very tongue in cheek moments. Not only do they look like they’re having fun, but they look like they are ACTUALLY having fun pretending to have fun. And the reference to the Monsta X video was very self-aware…Starship knows who the money maker is, they know who to be grateful for this year.
So, I am finally kicking off the holiday season and I have Starship to thank for it.
Looking forward to some of the others!
Starship Planet, Christmas Day