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7 Chinese Songs to Add to Your Christmas Playlist

What better way to get into a festive mood than to listen to some music best suited for the holidays? From modern classics to Mandopop originals, here are seven Chinese songs to add to your Christmas playlist:


1. 圣诞领声 (Jingle Bells)

This Christmas classic is a jingle sung all over the world! Also known as 叮叮当 (dīng dīng dāng), which refers to the sounds made by jingling bells, this song is definitely one that we all know — the perfect celebratory hymn for the season!


2. All I Want for Christmas is You

Yup, you read that right! This popular Mariah Carey hit has been translated into Mandarin. Listen to the sweet croons of Taiwanese singer Hope Yang (楊蒨時) as she masterfully pulls off this upbeat Christmas cover! 


3. 2999年的圣诞节 (The Christmas of the Year 2999)

Check out this original Christmas song by Malaysian-Chinese singer Michael Wong (王光良)! Known as the Prince of Love Songs in the Mandopop scene, Wong provides a holiday offering that wonderfully encapsulates what Christmas is in China — a romantic day for couples to enjoy.


4. 十二月的奇迹 (Miracles in December)

Those wanting a romantic ballad to cry to this Christmas won’t be disappointed. Performed by EXO-M, the Chinese sub-unit of the popular K-pop group EXO, Miracles in December is a poignant piece to wallow in for any of your holiday heartbreak experiences. 


5. 圣诞结 (Lonely Christmas)

This easygoing piano track is yet another one for those with lonely hearts this Christmas. The song is sung by popular Hong Kong-based singer Eason Chan, a veteran in both the Mandopop and Cantopop music industries. 


6. Dear Christmas

Spice up that playlist with this Christmas rock song, strumming out guitar riffs that play on familiar holiday melodies is Hong Kong-based band Dear Jane!


7. 平安夜 (Silent Night)

Though titled after the well-known Christmas classic, Gigi Leung’s (梁詠琪) sweet ballad is a completely original piece that will leave your heart feeling warm all over. Coupled with the storybook-esque art of its music video, Silent Night offers comfort — an ideal track to end the struggles of this long year.   

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