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Holly Jolly X'masu

Jan 25, 2022

Welcome to episode 42 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about Chewing Gum’s wonderful 1974 album, “Christmas Best Hits.”

Christmas Best Hits - 1974

I’ve been lucky enough to get some fantastic records over the past two years, and this really is one of the best. There’s not a song on the album I don’t enjoy. I also...


Jan 18, 2022

Welcome to episode 41 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode I’ll be talking about Christmas songs by Japanese Folk singers. I’ve pulled these songs from half a dozen different records from the late 60s and early 70s. Some are familiar standards, but the real standouts here are the original songs.

Christmas on Campus - 1969

I’ve been...


Jan 11, 2022

Welcome to episode 40 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about the Shadracks’ 1970 album, “Merry X’mas With The Shadracks.” It’s a fun album full of Christmas standards by the Japanese Folk band.

Merry X'mas With The Shadracks - 1970

I’m sometimes surprised by the records I come across while searching for Japanese Christmas albums....


Dec 31, 2021

Welcome to episode 39 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this year-end bonus episode, I talk about Singaporean Christmas music.

Wandy Five - Christmas A'Go-Go - 1966

One of the things I’ve really enjoyed over the years is finding just how much “undiscovered” Christmas music is really out there. Forgotten old nuggets from the US are becoming increasingly...


Dec 25, 2021

Welcome to episode 38 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about the 1978 album, “Snow Flakes,” by the Paradise Garage. It’s a groovy collection of Yuletide Disco!

The Paradise Garage - Snow Flakes - 1978

One of the best parts of this hobby is that feeling I get when I finally get an album I’ve spent months trying to acquire. The excitement...