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K-Pop A-Z Review: EXO – What I Want For Christmas

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What I Want For Christmas (from For Life – 2016)

Is that a slight jangle of sleigh bells I hear? It must be Christmas. EXO brings us yet another holiday track with What I Want For Christmas, but it’s in the upper echelon of this surprisingly large sub-discography. The song has a nice swing to it, grooving on a simple r&b beat but nailing the hook with a strong melody and gorgeous harmonies. Of their winter efforts, the track is specifically tied to Christmastime, which limits its appeal somewhat. But, it’s a great little song to return to each year. We even get a jazzy interpolation of Jingle Bells during its instrumental outro!

 Hooks 8
 Production 7
 Longevity 8
 Bias 8
 RATING 7.75

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