Top 10 must-listen Japanese Christmas songs

Osaka, Japan- March 2015- Ordinary street view with Japanese people walking home in the evening

We all know those songs that, when we hear them on the radio or in a shop, remind us that Christmas is fast approaching. But have you ever wondered what those songs might be for those in Japan? If you have, you’re in luck! We’ve put together a top 10 list of Japanese-language songs that pull any Japanese person into the festive feeling, and hopefully you too.

So sit back, get your YouTube tabs open and have a listen of what a Christmas in Japan would sound like from the comfort of your home.

素敵なホリデイ (suteki na holiday) by 竹内まりや (Takeuchi Mariya)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL_lALc5m7w

いつかのメリークリスマス (itsuka no Merry Christmas) by B’z

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7C3cjtLquI

恋人がサンタクロース (koibito ga Santa Claus) by 松任谷由実 (Matsutoya Yumi)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSrje0jehnw

チキンライス (chicken rice) by 浜田雅功 (Hamada Masatoshi)・槇原敬之 (Makihara Noriyuki)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9ptcxin3Ks

白い恋人達 (shiroi koibitotachiby 桑田佳祐 (Kuwata Keisuke)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEX21myCfU8

LAST CHRISTMAS (BALLAD VERSION) by EXILE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck2wiL4KOM0

Merry Christmas by Bump of Chicken 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJaareN2z00

Hurry Xmas by L’Arc~en~Ciel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VWYdqgjQbs

クリスマスイブ (Christmas Eve) by 山下達郎 (Yamashita Tatsuro)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONIzg3MSoIY

メリクリ (Meri Kuriby BoA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyae76Y2V5E

Bonus

赤鼻のトナカイ (Akahana no Tonakai) 

Enjoy the ultimate Japanese style Christmas by pairing these songs with some Japanese snacks and treats or, perhaps, gift that special someone with some Japanese Joy all at Japan Centre, in-store and online.