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Holly Jolly X'masu

Jul 16, 2021

Welcome to episode 20 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I cover Ryoko Moriyama’s 1974 album, “Christmas Hymnbook.” This is my second of four episodes dedicated to Ryoko Moriyama, and the first of her two hymnbook albums. On these albums, she shows off her classical style and delivers a couple of the most wonderful vocal Christmas albums to come out of Japan. These albums deliver a diverse selection of Christmas hymns from around the world. You’ll be familiar with some of them, while others will likely be ones you’ve seldom if ever heard before.

Christmas Hymnbook - 1974

Christmas Hymnbook - 1974

Thanks for listening, and I hope you’re enjoying Ryoko Moriyama’s music as much as I do. I look forward to covering her two remaining Christmas albums in the coming weeks. Be sure to listen in. And don’t forget that my regularly-scheduled Christmas in July episode should be available on the 25th. I have some really great songs planned for that, and you don’t want to miss it.

As always, any feedback on this episode would be appreciated. If have any suggestions, or if you’d like to recommend a song or album for a future episode, drop me a line and let me know.

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