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Holly Jolly X'masu

Oct 31, 2021

Welcome to episode 32 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this special Halloween episode, I discuss the 1978 movie, “Blue Christmas – Blood Type: Blue,” and its soundtrack.

Blue Christmas - 1978

Once I finally tracked down a copy, I really had no idea what to expect from “Blue Christmas.” At times, it’s a gritty, tense, and unnerving...

Oct 25, 2021

Welcome to episode 31 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about Ohashi Trio’s 2013 album, “Magic.”

Magic - 2013

When I first got this CD, I listened to it repeatedly for a couple weeks. I thought it was fantastic. I did slightly regret the fact that I couldn’t get the DVD, as I’d have liked to have seen the...

Oct 11, 2021

Welcome to episode 30 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this special Ko-fi patron-sponsored episode, I talk about the 1965 album, “Christmas Young Party,” by Columbia All Stars.

Columba All Stars "Christmas Young Party" 1965

As I state in the episode, this is an album I searched for for quite a long time. It definitely didn’t disappoint. I’ve actually had it for...

Oct 5, 2021

Welcome to episode 29 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I discuss Koga Records’ 2020 compilation, “Happy Christmas from Shimokita.” This is a great collection of songs produced during the height of the pandemic last year. It’s a mostly upbeat, optimistic compilation, which makes it stand out from most of...