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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....