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Holly Jolly X'masu

Dec 31, 2021

Welcome to episode 39 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this year-end bonus episode, I talk about Singaporean Christmas music.

Wandy Five - Christmas A'Go-Go - 1966

One of the things I’ve really enjoyed over the years is finding just how much “undiscovered” Christmas music is really out there. Forgotten old nuggets from the US are becoming increasingly...

Dec 25, 2021

Welcome to episode 38 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about the 1978 album, “Snow Flakes,” by the Paradise Garage. It’s a groovy collection of Yuletide Disco!

The Paradise Garage - Snow Flakes - 1978

One of the best parts of this hobby is that feeling I get when I finally get an album I’ve spent months trying to acquire. The excitement...

Dec 18, 2021

Welcome to episode 37 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about the 1982 album, “Non Stop! Christmas,” by Pochettes.

Non Stop! Christmas - 1982

As I mentioned in the episode, I didn’t know what to expect when I got this. Having worked with an airbrush for several years in high school and college, I liked the cover. I was hoping...

Dec 11, 2021

Welcome to episode 36 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about Koichi Oki’s 1975 album, “The Man from YUKIGUNI.”

The Man From YUKIGUNI - 1975

This album was something of a gateway drug for me. It not only solidified my interest in Japanese Christmas music overall, but it led me to discovering the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra’s...

Dec 4, 2021

Welcome to the remastered edition of Episode 4 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I discuss the granddaddy of all Japanese Christmas compilation albums: King Records’ “Merry, Merry X’mas,” from 1963. This revered classic really established the gold standard for Christmas compilations in Japan.

Merry, Merry X'mas - 1963

I considered...