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.

I was hoping to have this episode out much sooner but had a lot of delays due to issues related to the stay at home order. Once I finally had an opportunity to record it, I ran into even more problems. After recording the whole episode, I found that the input on my mic was turned all the way down. No matter what I did, I couldn’t make it sound decent, so I re-recorded it. My voice was rather hoarse the second time around, and I adjusted the audio a bit during editing, so that affected the sound quality a bit. Amusingly, in a couple spots it sounds like my voice was taken off an old vinyl record. Just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse, the program I use to edit the show crashed multiple times. Thankfully, I was able to recover it each time.

Below, I’ve included pictures of some of my favorite Christmas compilations from my personal collection, including For Life’s “Christmas,” and the two Firestone albums I mentioned in the episode, “Popular Christmas Classics” and “Home for the Holidays.” The other two albums are two of the best Japanese Christmas albums from the 80s, “Mint Sound’s X’mas Album,” and “Winter Lounge.”

Any feedback on this episode would be appreciated. If you’d like to recommend an album for a future episode, drop me a line and let me know. Remember, I’ve added a button to my Ko-fi page. If you’d like to support me one cup of coffee at a time, a donation is only $3. Any donations received will be put towards purchasing new Japanese Christmas music to review for future episodes. Thanks!

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Author: Holly Jolly X’masu
Title:

Episode 3 – For Life’s “Christmas”

Holly Jolly Xmasu

It’s finally November, and we’re back with Season Three! This season, each episode will feature a new theme, and we’re kicking things off with Rankin Bass.

Reviews: The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974), and The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (1975)

Also discussed: the Yule Cat, Rankin Bass auctions

Show notes:

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Don’t forget to check out #ChristmasPodcastDay on social media to find lost of cool shows being released and/or shared today (November 1st).

We have a couple of mugs and some playing cards in our Zazzle store. We may add a few items throughout the season. Let us know if there is anything specific that you want us to make available.

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Title: S3E1 – Rankin Bass
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Yuletide TV Podcast

The baddest boys in Christmas podcast are ready to kickoff their 3rd season, once again reviewing 15 Christmas-centric episodes from 15 unique television series over the course of five weeks. Listen in to hear their picks and the new theme weeks they have in store for season 3!

In between drafting their picks for the new season, the boys discuss: revising the podcast mission statement, their lack of qualifications for doing this podcast, learning jiu jitsu, Peacock streaming recommendations, weird things Jon Hamm has done, and Brian confusing network and cable TV.

Come back on Monday, Nov. 21 when the third season begins in earnest!

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Author: Second Floor Productions
Title: Season 3 Lineup Reveal and Kickoff!
Yuletide TV Podcast

On this BONUS #ChristmasPodcastDay episode, it’s a special edition of Season’s Musings where some of your favorite Christmas podcasters are forced to come up with a replacement for the beloved Christmas Tree!

Download here!

00:00 – 01:56 Intro
01:56 – 29:16 Season’s Musings – All Christmas Podcasters Edition
29:16 – 31:13 Wrap Up
31:13 – 33:27 Outtakes

“We Wish You A Merry Christmas” United States Marine Band
“Jingle Bells” Performed by Kristen Nowicki

Deck the Halls B Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Title: CWFC 088 – Bonus Episode: Season’s Musings – All Christmas Podcasters Edition

Tis the Podcast

Happy November. With spooky month behind us, we are in full-on Christmas mode at the Tis the Podcast workshop. This week, the elves subjected themselves to the 1964 comedy(?) Santa Conquers the Martians. No spoilers here, but the length of the episode may allude to how they felt.

Sit back with your favorite holiday beverage pill, turn on the sleeping spray, and drift off to paradise with the Ladies’ Choice winners of the Christmas Podcast Awards.

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Author: Tis the Podcast
Title: Santa, You Will Never Return to Earth, You Belong to Mars Now (Santa Conquers the Martians)

Merry Little Podcast of MyMerryChristmas.com

Christmas podcasts have exploded in number over the past couple of years. A decade ago there were just a handful of us podcasting Christmas. Now there are several hundred.

How do you sort all that out? What are the truly great podcasts of Christmas?

Sure, that is a subjective thing. But if you want a balanced look at the Best of Christmas Podcasts, we point you to a two-month project that surveyed listeners, Christmas publications, Christmas radio stations, Christmas communities, Christmas podcasters and podcast experts.

But that effort selected just 10 podcasts out of the hundreds online to identify. This merry little episode focuses on some other vote getters. We spotlight just a few more podcasts we think you need to know about.

First up is Totally Rad Christmas, a podcast that burst onto the scene last year with complete energy for the 1980s Christmas.

While that’s a podcast exploring the culture of Christmas from the 80s we dig deeper into a specific area of Christmas culture through the celebration of Christmas TV specials with Advent Calendar House podcast.

And finally we wrap it up with a comfortable old friend, Sounds of Christmas, who launched a new podcast – the Sounds of Christmas Podcast – this past year.

Listen to these great Christmas creators talk about their contributions to Christmas online and why you need to give them all a listen.

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Author: Merry Podcast
Title: Great Christmas Podcasts – Part 1

Happy November everyone! And happy Christmas Podcast Day!

Have you ever wondered if a relative or friend might just be Santa Claus? Today I share a listener’s memory of how his family member dressed up as Santa Claus one Christmas. His story reminds me of a Christmas tale that I read in the episode – “Old Father Christmas” by Juliana Horatia Ewing. It tells the story of two small children who think a local elderly man they meet near their house might just be Santa Claus.

There’s a few other odds and ends packed away in the episode, and be sure to check out the Cozy Christmas YouTube channel to see Gracie and I give some Christmas gift ideas as we look through some Christmas catalogues.

Be sure to follow the hashtags #ChristmasPodcastDay and #ChristmasPods today as we kick off the holiday season in style.

Art and Gracie’s Christmas Gift Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncIS0fMhmxQ&ab_channel=ACozyChristmasPodcast

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Timestamps:

00:00 Intro and updates, YouTube channel

05:00 Listener Memory – and one from me, too!

10:20 What’s in my Etsy Store

11:05 Story Introduction

12:18 Christmas Story: Old Father Christmas, by Juliana Horatia Ewing

31:48 Final thoughts on the story

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Bethlehem – Christmas by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Author: ArtK
Title: Is that you, Santa Claus?

Totally Rad Christmas

What’s up, dudes? I’ve got Ed Daly, author of The Christmas Book: The Ultimate Guide to Your Favorite Holiday with me to talk the Family Ties episode “A Keaton Christmas Carol”! We talk all about balding Alex, the lack of a Ghost of Christmas Present, and Jennifer’s decades long cough! All the Christmas feels are there, and we get to learn where this version of A Christmas Carol ranks on Ed’s list of adaptations! Hint: it’s pretty high! So grab your wheelbarrow of dirt, put on your Santa suit, and take your position around the tree for this fun episode! Oh, and go check out Ed’s book! It’s rad!!

Get “The Christmas Book” at Amazon
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#ChristmasPods

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Author: Gerry D / Ed Daly
Title: Ep 93 – Family Ties pt1 (w/ Ed Daly)

Feliz Christmas Merry Navidad

Here we are, our second Halloween. This year I have a surprise guest for this episode and you will have to listen to see if it is actually C.J. formerly from Christmas Conversation. We are talking about our Halloween and guess what? Yes welcoming Christmas. This Episode is Dropping November 1st and that means #ChristmasPodcastDay

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Author: Manny Torres
Title: Halloween 2021 with a Treat or a Trick
Feliz Christmas Merry Navidad

Join Chris & Kris as they chat and play some games with Greg from Lofty Pursuits about all things Christmas and New York City. To say this one goes off the rails is an understatement. Be sure to check out the unedited video chat of this episode on our YouTube channel for the full experience! A special thank you to Greg for spending an evening with us. We had a great chat. Stay safe and Happy Holidays!

 

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How YOU doin’? with Greg from Lofty Pursuits!!

Sounds of Christmas

Ken Kessler talks about the new season of the Sounds of Christmas, which has just begun! He shares some info on the many singers and bands that are sponsoring the station this year – Kenny Davies, Russ Lorenson, Michael Sinatra, Brynn Stanley, Suzanne’s Band, Lauren Daigle, Tommee Profitt, Rosalie Drysdale, Francesca, Battistelli, Norine Braun, Margaret Dorn and the Accidentals, Paul Kelly, Sarah Reeves, Cliff Beach, Dan Ashley, Linda Imperial, Corinne Cook and Liz Kennedy!

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Author: Ken Kessler
Title: The New Season Of The Sounds Of Christmas
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Behind the Bells

“It’s Christmas. Nothing Bad is going to happen on Christmas!”

Happy Halloween!!

Before we go into the movie, learn of Krampus’ origin in Alpine Pagan Winter Traditions, how Christmas Cards gave him expansion, how the Austrian political climate may have stoped any further attention and how the Internet may have brought him to the public eye.

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Author: Robert Nicholas
Title: Krampus Part 1: Christmas Monsters, Shadow of St. Nicholas, Orgins of Krampus and Rise on the Internet
Behind the Bells

The fellas are back in action this spooky Halloween night with another review for the Hallmark Christmas Movie Countdown with Christmas in Harmony.

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Author: Eggnogs and Yule Logs
Title: Chapter 4: Christmas in Harmony

Tis the Podcast

Happy Halloween, Christmas Fanatics! We couldn’t let Spooky Season 2021 come to an end without one final Halloween-themed episode for you! So, travel back in time with us and enjoy this once Patreon-exclusive episode in which Julia, Thom, and Anthony discuss the iconic, 1988 film, “Beetlejuice“!

How does this movie hold up over thirty years later? Is Michael Keaton’s portrayal of the infamous bioexorcist a work of genius or just plain annoying? All of the questions, and more, are answered in this fun discussion! So settle back with your Pumpkin Spice Lattes, enjoy, and get excited – because we are officially in the Christmas season as of midnight tonight!

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Author: Tis the Podcast
Title: I‘m The Ghost With The Most, Babe!

Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe Podcast

Hear from a collector, documentarian and historian of municipal Christmas displays. Learn all about how Christmas fans can collect the huge displays after a city is done with them.  And it takes some  creativity to store and display them, because some of them are very large!

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Author: Rikki Meece and Mary Richards, Christmas Podcasters
Title: SBMX – City Sidewalks Dressed In Holiday Style – Pt 2 Collections

Totally Rad Christmas

What’s up, dudes? Remember “Night Court”? Chris and Kris from Christmas Time in the City podcast do! They picked a great one to talk about! It’s next level bonkers! Could it really be that the central plot  is that real magic exists and Harry is in love with a witch? Yep! Is there a costume party? Of course! There’s even a nosy reporter! It’s got it all, especially the Velvet Fog! So put on your spookiest costume, create a chandelier out of thin air, and dig this episode!

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Author: Gerry D / Kris and Chris
Title: Halloween 2021 Episode 5 – Night Court (w/ Kris and Chris)

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.

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 thriller. At other times, it’s uneven and somewhat outlandish, with some improbably bad acting and several unnecessarily explicit references to Hitler and the Holocaust. The good outweighs the bad, though, so I’m glad I was able to see it.

Blue Christmas Trailer

While the editing could have been a little tighter, Okamoto’s direction is fine. I love the overall look of the movie and there are some truly gorgeous scenes.

As long as nobody is speaking English, the cast is great. The bulk of the non-Japanese actors were amateurish at best. The main cast was splendid, though.

Tatsuya Nakadai as Kazuya Minami

Yusuke Okada as Kidokoro, and Harumi Arai as Yuko Takamatsu

Hiroshi Katsuno as Oki Taisuke

Keiko Takeshita as Saeko Nishida

Masaya Oki as Harada

John

Super-powered Alan

George

Reno

The Humanoids!

The Christmas scenes were great, as were the closing shots of Oki and Saeko’s tragic end.

Char’s “Blue Christmas” really grew on me, especially after watching the movie all the way through six times, then scanning through multiple times for notes and screen captures. Given the choice, I’ll listen to the Japanese version, but I’m glad I got both copies.

Thanks for listening, and I hope you enjoyed my recap of “Blue Christmas” and its music. While not strictly a horror movie, it was a fun way to bring a little eerie, Halloween feeling to the podcast. Join me back here next month for a couple albums from the 1960s. First up is Yujiro Ishihara’s 1966 album, “Xmas Carol.” It’s a fine vocal album and one any fan of Perry Como or Andy Williams should enjoy. Then tune in on the 25th for Satoru Oda’s splendid 1964 album, “Tenor in X’mas.” It’s a wonderful Mood Kayo sax album, and one you don’t want to miss.

As always, any feedback on this episode would be appreciated. If have any suggestions, or if you’d like to recommend a song or album for a future episode, drop me a line and let me know.

Remember, I’ve added a button to my Ko-fi page. If you’d like to support me one cup of coffee at a time, a donation is only $3. I’ve also opened a Redbubble store. I only have a couple designs up, but keep an eye on it as I’ll be trying to add more. Any proceeds or donations received will be put towards purchasing new Japanese Christmas music to review for future episodes. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And if you get a chance, leave me a review on iTunes. Thanks!

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Author: Holly Jolly X’masu
Title: Episode 32 – Blue Christmas – Blood Type: Blue
Holly Jolly Xmasu

In this episode, Eric and Danny count down each of their top 10 favorite Christmas movies of all time. The guys chat about why they picked each movie, then share a clip from each of their picks, from 10 down to 6. From Love Actually and A Christmas Story, to Elf and The Muppet Christmas Carol; these holiday movies lists are packed full of holly jolly cheer!

We also welcome a special surprise guest from the movie A Christmas Story!

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