Aug 31, 2021
Welcome to episode 26 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I discuss “Summer Lounge,” the summer-themed 1987 compilation, produced by Masamichi Sugi.
Come on down to fabulous Summer Lounge, where cool summer breezes blow!
Right after I covered “Winter Lounge” back in November, my friend J-Canuck who runs the...
Aug 26, 2021
Welcome to episode 25 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about Yen Records’ 1983 compilation, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
This was the first Japanese Christmas compilation I heard, a full year or so before I started buying records. I was able to listen to it online and I was taken by how strange...
Aug 20, 2021
Welcome to episode 24 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about Misia’s 2020 album, “So Special Christmas.”
After seeing her perform in the Opening Ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics, and finding out she had released a Christmas album just last year, I decided I wanted to get out an episode in time...