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Welcome to Holly Jolly X'masu, your podcast destination for Japanese Christmas music.

Holly Jolly X'masu Scott Leopold

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Welcome to Holly Jolly X'masu, your podcast destination for Japanese Christmas music.

    King Records' "Merry, Merry X'mas" - Remastered Episode

    King Records' "Merry, Merry X'mas" - Remastered Episode

    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.

    • 38 min
    Satoru Oda's "Tenor in X'mas"

    Satoru Oda's "Tenor in X'mas"

    Welcome to episode 35 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I discuss Satoru Oda and his 1964 album, “Tenor in X’mas.” It’s a wonderful mood album by the acclaimed tenor saxophonist.

    • 36 min
    The Lotus' "Christmas Guitar Beat"

    The Lotus' "Christmas Guitar Beat"

    Welcome to episode 34 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about the Lotus’s 1965 album, “Christmas Guitar Beat.” It’s a fantastic collection of Yuletide and Surf Rock gems.

    • 32 min
    Yujiro Ishihara's "Xmas Carol"

    Yujiro Ishihara's "Xmas Carol"

    Welcome to episode 33 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I talk about Yujiro Ishihara’s 1966 album, “Xmas Carol.” It’s a fantastic vocal album that should appeal to any fans of Perry Como or Andy Williams.

    • 35 min
    For Life's Christmas

    For Life's Christmas

    Welcome to Episode 3 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I discuss the classic 1976 album, “Christmas,” from For Life Records. This was my introduction to Japanese Christmas compilation or omnibus albums, and it got me hooked on tracking down similar releases.

    • 45 min
    Blue Christmas - Blood Type: Blue

    Blue Christmas - Blood Type: Blue

    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.

    • 40 min

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