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Christmas Eve & Tatsuro Yamashita & and the Classic Japan Railway CMs

The unforgettable 1983 Christmas classic.

This song also became the theme for the bullet train “Christmas Express” commercials (1998-1992), one of the most romantic CM campaigns ever, compiled here:

This is the English version of the song. A bit lost in translation, but it’s still good:

Addendum: I just noticed a detail in the first JR CM. You can see the breath/steam of the boyfriend hiding behind the station platform pillar at 0:18-0:19, before he appears to surprise his girlfriend. Nice touch!

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