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Holly Jolly X'masu

Jul 18, 2024

Welcome to episode 117 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about the Christmas music from the obscure Group Sounds band, Takehisa Kono and the Highways.

Takehisa Kono And The Highways – Music Graph 46: Electric Christmas – 1965

I hope you enjoyed the Highways’ Christmas music. One of the things I enjoy most about collecting Japanese Christmas music is that there’s such a...


Jul 11, 2024

Welcome to episode 116 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about the 1970 album, “X’mas Golden Hits,” by the Candle-Light Orchestra and the Singers Three.

The Singers Three – X’mas Golden Hits – 1970

I hope you enjoyed “X’mas Golden Hits” as much as I do. While some of the albums labeled “Now Sound” can put you to sleep, this is one I...


Jun 30, 2024

Welcome to episode 115 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about the 1962 compilation, “Young Christmas.”

[Various Artists – Young Christmas – 1962]

I hope you enjoyed “Young Christmas.” It’s one of my favorite albums, not just because of the music, but also because of how scarce it is, and how lucky I was to get such an affordable copy....


Jun 27, 2024

Welcome to episode 114 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about the 1963 album, “Merry Christmas Everyone – Folk Dance Party,” produced by Teruaki Kawamura and the Japan Recreation Association.

Teruaki Kawamura – Merry Christmas Everyone – 1963

I hope you enjoyed “Merry Christmas Everyone.” Despite the objections to it and the song’s problematic...


Jun 1, 2024

Welcome to episode 113 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this special mini-episode, I talk about the 1957 Christmas single from Akihiro Miwa.

Akihiro Miwa – Jingle Bells – 1957

I hope you enjoyed learning about Akihiro Miwa and listening to his music. His “Jingle Bells” is one of my favorites. Like I said in the episode, I was only able to scratch the...