Music Monday – It’s the season to be jolly

Churuya as a tree at Christmas

It’s the Christmas season and the big day itself is less than two days away. It’s time to get into the spirit with some Christmas carols, in none other than Japanese!

So many of you have grown up with Sailor Moon, so why not revisit her and her friends in this time of family and loving and possibly even nostalgia. I’m personally choosing to embed Ami Mizuno(‘s actress)’s rendition of ‘Jingle Bells’ (though they sure talk a lot in the middle of the song!), but feel free to pursue the entirety of the album this Christmas Day. Or eve, as you wish.

If you’re looking for something perhaps a bit less traditional but entirely classy though, there’s no one better to go to than Lisa Ono from this ‘Japanese Christmas Mix’ a kind soul has decided to put together. The name gives it away though, honestly! It’s a soothing and relaxing song that enhances that holiday spirit in a gentle way.

And, well, where would we be without Vocaloid, I suppose? Have a medley of a few of the traditionals again. These are old favourites, but they’re favourites all the same. From Carols in the Domain to Vocaloid, we’ll enjoy them every Christmas time — don’t let anyone stop you from doing so! If you want to.

If none of those suit your tastes and you feel like something silly though, this interesting AMV here could be to your tastes — coincidentally the first video that I looked at when I began this search for Japanese Christmas music. By coincidentally I mean… Um. ANYWAY — happy listening and happy holidays from us here at Anime@UTS!

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Ho ho ho!