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Ken Kessler from the online Christmas music station The Sounds of Christmas talks about the station, Christmas (and holiday and seasonally-themed) music and related topics.

The Sounds of Christmas Ken Kessler

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Ken Kessler from the online Christmas music station The Sounds of Christmas talks about the station, Christmas (and holiday and seasonally-themed) music and related topics.

    Ghostbusters, Beetlejuice and the Sounds of Halloween

    Ghostbusters, Beetlejuice and the Sounds of Halloween

    Ken from the Sounds of Christmas talks about the new Ghostbusters movie, the upcoming Beetlejuice movie and other potential sources of new music for this fall's Sounds of Halloween!

    Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html

    Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic

    Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect

    Check out all the artists that made the 2023 season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

    • 12 min
    Christmas Album Anniversaries

    Christmas Album Anniversaries

    Ken from the Sounds of Christmas talks about the large number of Christmas albums that are celebrating big birthdays this year!

    Previous episode on Mannheim Steamroller's 40th anniversary: https://soundsofchristmas.buzzsprout.com/1658629/14350485-happy-anniversary-mannheim-steamroller

    Previous episode on Band Aid's anniversary: https://soundsofchristmas.buzzsprout.com/1658629/14574813-band-aid-40

    Previous episode on "All I Want For Christmas Is You": https://soundsofchristmas.buzzsprout.com/1658629/12780788-all-i-want-for-christmas-is-you

    Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html

    Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic

    Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect

    Check out all the artists that made the 2023 season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

    • 33 min
    Fan Club Christmas

    Fan Club Christmas

    Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about some holiday music that you may not have known was out there - Fan Club Releases! He gives you some examples of Christmas releases that have been sent exclusively to the fans of some singers and bands, along with some suggestions how you might be able to find even more!

    Earlier episode about the Beatles' Christmas records: https://soundsofchristmas.buzzsprout.com/1658629/9980897-the-beatles-christmas-records

    REM Fan Club releases: https://remhq.com/fanclub-singles/

    Sarah McLachlan Fan Club releases: http://www.solaced.info/music/murmurs/

    Marillion's Extended Collection Of Recycled Gifts: https://www.marillion.com/shop/albums/racket55a.htm

    The Bangles' "Holiday In Bangleonia": https://www.theconnextion.com/thebangles/bangles_index.cfm?CatID=592&prodlist=1

    Huey Lewis and the News' "Winter Wonderland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HAmDJmITjE&pp=ygUcaHVleSBsZXdpcyB3aW50ZXIgd29uZGVybGFuZA%3D%3D

    Michelle Malone's website store: https://www.michellemalone.com/store

    David Arkenstone's Bandcamp: https://davidarkenstone.bandcamp.com

    Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html

    Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic

    Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect

    Check out all the artists that made the 2023 season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

    • 19 min
    Taylor Swift Christmas Tree Farm and More

    Taylor Swift Christmas Tree Farm and More

    Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about Taylor Swift, her amazing career (so far) and her Christmas music - from a charity single to three versions of "Christmas Tree Farm" and lots in-between!

    Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html

    Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic

    Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect

    Check out all the artists that made the 2023 season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

    • 10 min
    Band Aid 40

    Band Aid 40

    Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about the upcoming 40th anniversary of "Do They Know It's Christmas?". He talks about the history of the song, and the different line-ups of the four official versions of Band Aid. He also talks about what Bob Geldof and Midge Ure have had to say about it over the years, and the possibility of a Band Aid 40 later this year. Then, just for fun, Ken talks to Sarah from Christmas Spirit News and Scott from the Holly Jolly X'masu podcast about who they'd like to see in the 2024 version of Band Aid!

    The Band Aid Charitable Trust - https://register-of-charities.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?regId=292199&subId=0 

    Sarah on Twiter - https://twitter.com/Spirit_Xmas

    Sarah on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/user/tld4xt592234dh7j9nkpinxdx

    Scott's Holly Jolly X'masu Podcast - https://hollyjollyxmasu.libsyn.com/website

    Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html

    Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic

    Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect

    Check out all the artists that made the 2023 season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

    • 49 min
    Love Actually

    Love Actually

    Ken from the Sounds of Christmas celebrates Valentine's Day with a look at the Christmas music of the movie Love Actually!

    Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html

    Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic

    Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect

    Check out all the artists that made the 2023 season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Scott in Dayton ,

One of my favorites!

Ken always presents a wonderful and informative show.

Googapoopa ,

There Won’t Be Any Music Played Here

I remember the first time I heard those 7 words. I almost turned off the podcast. I am so happy that I didn’t! Ken has proven to me that talking about music can be as enjoyable as listening to it. Plus, Ken has a media network and his podcast led me to his music station — which is simply incredible. As a fan of both Christmas and Halloween music, I have it on throughout the year and am impressed by his vast collection. All of this, and I haven’t even mentioned the great guests. If you like Yuletide music, and want to learn more about it, don’t go anywhere else.

@charlieague ,

Awesome podcast

Ken puts together a great show, interviewing musicians, content creators, people in the christmas community, and talking about christmas music! If you enjoy christmas music at all, this is the podcast for you!

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