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Holly Jolly X'masu

Sep 25, 2022

Welcome to episode 60 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I’ll be talking about the 1990 compilation, “White Album ‘90.”

White Album '90 - 1990

This is a fun album overall and I enjoyed listening to it again while preparing for this episode. Some of the tracks are real standouts, and if I were to do a “best of” playlist,...


Sep 19, 2022

Welcome to episode 59 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I’ll be discussing Mika Kanai’s 1997 album, “Clam Chowder.”

Clam Chowder - 1997

I’m sometimes surprised by how hard it is to find various albums. Some seem to never show up for sale, while others are readily available from sellers on Amazon and other sites, but...


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...


Aug 22, 2022

Welcome to episode 57 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I’ll be discussing Ken-Ichi Sonoda’s 1981 album, “White Christmas – Happy Christmas Party.”

White Christmas - Happy Christmas Party - 1981

As much as I like this album, I was really hoping to find more background on Ken-Ichi Sonoda. Between the sparse amount I could find online, and a complete...


Jul 26, 2022

Welcome to episode 56 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this special Christmas In July episode, I’ll be discussing a variety of summery Christmas songs from a diverse group of artists. This year’s episodes was fun to put together, although I ran into a lot of speed bumps along the way. The order containing several of...