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Holly Jolly X'masu

Jun 25, 2020

Welcome to Episode 5 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about Jackey Yoshikawa’s “Christmas With Blue Comets.” This record holds special meaning for me. The cover on the version I bought was also used for their 7” Christmas single. I loved the cover the first time I saw it and was determined to...

Jun 11, 2020

Welcome to Episode 4 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I discuss the granddaddy of all Japanese Christmas compilation albums: King Records’ “Merry, Merry X’mas,” from 1963. This revered classic really established the gold standard for Christmas compilations in Japan.

Despite being a landmark album in...