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Holly Jolly X'masu

Jun 1, 2024

Welcome to episode 113 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this special mini-episode, I talk about the 1957 Christmas single from Akihiro Miwa.

Akihiro Miwa – Jingle Bells – 1957

I hope you enjoyed learning about Akihiro Miwa and listening to his music. His “Jingle Bells” is one of my favorites. Like I said in the episode, I was only able to scratch the...


May 25, 2024

Welcome to episode 112 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about the Tokyo Cuban Boys’ 1966 album, “Christmas Dance Party.”

Tokyo Cuban Boys – Christmas Dance Party – 1966

This is a wonderful album. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I do. For a popular, prolific band with a career spanning nine decades, you’d think I’d have been able to find a...


May 18, 2024

Welcome to episode 111 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about the 2004 compilation, “Christmas For Anyone?”

Various Artists – Christmas For Anyone? – 2004

I hope you enjoyed “Christmas For Anyone?” I’d say that it’s another of those unassuming albums loaded with a stellar lineup of lesser-known musicians, but that cover is anything other...


Apr 25, 2024

Welcome to episode 110 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about the children’s book and album, “Superman Santa,” from 1986.

Minoru Mukaiya – Superman Santa – 1986

I hope you enjoyed “Superman Santa.” While I would have loved a Casiopeia Christmas album, this was still a lot fun. It has an amusing premise and enjoyable music, and the...


Apr 19, 2024

Welcome to episode 109 of Holly Jolly X'masu! April is Jazz Awareness Month, and in this episode, I talk about the 1998 album, “Jingle Jazz.”

Various Artists – Jingle Jazz – 1998

I hope you enjoyed “Jingle Jazz” as much as I do. I love a good Christmas Jazz album, and this one is one of the better, more recent ones in my collection. I know a fair...