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Song Review: The Boyz – Christmassy!

I was beginning to wonder where all the K-pop Christmas songs were this year. Usually, December brings us quite a few. But while I’m waiting for the Woollim Family holiday track I’ve somehow convinced myself will become a reality, The Boyz have snuck up and put their own gift under the tree. Christmassy is light holiday fluff, which is just what the doctor ordered this time of year.

Christmassy doesn’t come close to touching seasonal classics like Lately or Miracles in December, but it’s warm and amiable and paired with a really fun music video. The song opens with sleigh bells (of course), before segueing into a gentle pop beat. The melody is pure cheese, but in the way you’d expect of a song like this. I love the show choir harmonies during the pre-chorus. Christmas songs shouldn’t take themselves too seriously, and The Boyz are clearly having fun here. They deliver a light-hearted performance, imbuing enough personality into the track to make it stand out.

I could be nitpicky and ask for a stronger chorus, but Christmassy’s dueling refrains work just fine. I’m particularly fond of the second half of the chorus, which bounds with the kind of singalong cheer that just makes me want to sip a cup of hot cocoa and watch the (nonexistent) snow fall. It all might be a bit too featherweight for some listeners, but I’ll definitely be adding this to my K-pop Christmas playlist.

 Hooks 8
 Production 8
 Longevity 8
 Bias 8
 RATING 8

10 thoughts on “Song Review: The Boyz – Christmassy!

  1. Ah, Christmas is here. Mariah Carey is number 1, again. Burl Ives returns to the top ten again, Bing Crosby too, not bad for old dead guys. (Bing Crosby’s “I’ll be home for christmas” was my late grandma’s favorite song ever, “if only in my dreams”, made her cry every time, grandma was 6 months pregnant with my mom at the time when it was released. Grandpa did come home safely from WWII when my mom was two years old.) (Her second favorite was “Always” by Irving Berlin, and “Indian Love Call” is third idk who sang that one but its a hoot.)

    This is a nice well done upscale fan service song, dressed up to be festive. Of course it must be a Christmas song not just because the sing the word “Christmas” often enough, but there are the jingle bells and carillon bells. It is featherweight, but if it came on I would not skip it. Good job!

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    • Fun fact: prior to his death, Burl Ives retired to the town I grew up in — a small island community in the Pacific Northwest.

      Fun Fact #2: One of the local school librarians in my district was the voice of Lucy in A Charlie Brown Christmas when she was a young girl.

      No point to these fun facts, but they are pretty Christmassy, right?

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  2. This just hits the spot for me, one of those holiday songs that makes you feel cheery and warm while having just enough of a dance beat to bop along to. I’ll definitely be returning to this for future Decembers.

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  3. That was an incredibly charming video, whoever they had putting it together were clearly of an internet/memey age!

    This song kinda reminds me of Got7’s Confession Song, which is incidentally also a Christmas-tinged song with a video set at a high school. Very lightweight, but very sweet!

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  4. I passed the house where Thomas Nast first drew Santa Claus every day on the school bus as a child. That was an incredibly charming video, whoever they had put it together were clearly of an internet/my age. This just hits the spot for me, one of those holiday songs that makes you feel cheery and warm while having just enough of a dance beat to bop along to.

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  5. This just hits the spot for me, one of those holiday songs that makes you feel cheery and warm while having just enough of a dance beat to bop along to. This is a nice well done upscale fan service song, dressed up to be festive. Of course, it must be a Christmas song not just because they sing the word “Christmas” often enough, but there are the jingle bells and carillon bells.

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