This isn't strictly a J-Xmas song since Yumi Matsutoya's（松任谷由実）"Surf Tengoku, Ski Tengoku" (Surf Heaven, Ski Heaven), as the title suggests, covers both winter and summer holidays, but I've played it often enough during the Holidays that I'm going to give it honourary Christmas status on the blog. And despite the 2nd verse covering the hot days on the beach, the song has been considered to be a winter contribution from the long list of Yuming creations.
Not quite as rollicking as her "Koibito ga Santa Claus"（恋人がサンタクロース）and not as contemplative and cozy as "Lodge de Matsu Christmas"（ロッヂで待つクリスマス）, "Surf Tengoku, Ski Tengoku" definitely has that vacation atmosphere, though. Yuming's music and lyrics have that light cheerful air just like with those young folks when they head off to the slopes of Nagano Prefecture or the Shonan beach. Whether it's the wintry breeze or the summery wind flying past your face, this song just enhances that joy of getting out of the house and, more importantly, away from the job for a few days. Did anyone bring the snacks for the trip?