Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Holly Jolly X'masu

Sep 21, 2023

Welcome to episode 87 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about the 1983 movie, “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence,” and its soundtrack.

Ryuichi Sakamoto – Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence – 2022

As I said in the episode, this one has been a long time coming. August was the first time since I started my podcast that I missed putting out an episode. I haven’t even been able to stay active on social media due to a lack of time and an excess of pain. I’m finally on the mend, though, so I hope to be back on track soon.

If you haven’t seen “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence,” I truly recommend it. It has some outstanding performances, a wonderful score, and tackles a wide variety of themes. Plus, getting to see David Bowie and Ryuichi Sakamoto on screen together is a real treat.

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.

Remember, I've added a button to my Ko-fi page. If you'd like to support me one cup of coffee at a time, a donation is only $3. I’ve also opened a Redbubble store. I only have a couple designs up, but keep an eye on it as I’ll be trying to add more. Half of any proceeds or donations received will be donated to support the people of Ukraine, while the rest will be used to purchase new Japanese Christmas music to review for future episodes. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And if you get a chance, leave me a review on iTunes. Thanks!