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Holly Jolly X'masu

Jan 25, 2023

Welcome to episode 73 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I’ll be talking about the Riichi Maki’s 1971 album, “New Sounds Of Christmas.”

Riichi Maki – New Sounds Of Christmas – 1971

I have several albums that were extremely difficult to acquire, but none of them really compare to this one. Thankfully, the effort was worth it, as this is a great album....


Jan 18, 2023

Welcome to episode 72 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I’ll be talking about the Royal Hawaiian Boys’ album, “Hawaiian Time Vol. 3: Christmas In Hawaii.”

Royal Hawaiian Boys - Christmas In Hawaii

I’m in a rush to get this out so I won’t have much to say here. My 2022 was awful. I gave a friend this analogy: Years ago, we saw Lebron James...


Dec 31, 2022

Welcome to episode 71 of Holly Jolly X'masu! For my special New Year’s Eve episode, I’ll be talking about the 1960 album, “The Blue Diamonds’ Christmas.”

The Blue Diamonds’ Christmas – 1960

Growing up, when we weren’t listening to Christmas music, my mom almost always had the Oldies station playing. I was always partial to the Everly Brothers...


Dec 25, 2022

Welcome to episode 70 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I’ll be talking about the virtually unknown 1988 City Pop compilation, “Christmas Lovers” from BBM Records.

Christmas Lovers – 1988

This is one of those albums that gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it. I’d spent hours listening to City Pop Christmas songs and...


Dec 18, 2022

Welcome to episode 69 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I’ll be talking about the phenomenal 1987 compilation, “Mint Sound’s X’mas Album.”

Mint Sound’s X’mas Album – 1987

When it comes to Japanese Christmas compilations from the 1980s, Yen Records’ “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” seems to get most of the attention. It’s a...