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Holly Jolly X'masu

Aug 30, 2022

Welcome to episode 58 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I’ll be talking about the 1988 compilation, “The Night Before Christmas.”

The Night Before Christmas - 1988

My lack of free time really hit a critical point this month, which is why this episode is a few days late. I’ve been looking forward to covering this album because it’s really one of the best 80s compilations. It’s also the only place you can find most of the songs on the album. Only Kazuo Zaitsu and Hidemi Yamamoto’s songs were released elsewhere.

The Night Before Christmas - Back

I hope you’ve enjoyed at least a few of the songs on “The Night Before Christmas.” It really does have something for everyone. Join me back here in September as I talk about a couple albums from the 1990s. First up is Mika Kanai’s “Clam Chowder” from 1997. It’s more of a winter-themed album, but it includes a couple Christmas songs, and I couldn’t resist getting it due to the title. Then join me on the 25th as I cover another compilation, “White Album ’90,” from 1990. It features an eclectic selection of songs and was one of those albums that took me over two years to track down. You don’t want to miss them.

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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