Welcome to episode 115 of Holly Jolly X’masu! In this episode, I talk about the 1962 compilation, “Young Christmas.”


I hope you enjoyed “Young Christmas.” It’s one of my favorite albums, not just because of the music, but also because of how scarce it is, and how lucky I was to get such an affordable copy. When I started researching this, I didn’t realize this would turn into a True Crime episode, at least in part. There was a lot more I could have added to Katsumi Shigeru’s story, but after multiple cuts and edits, I still had to adjust the tempo on that part of the episode to get it to fit within the running time of the song.

I lost a fair amount of sleep, but I’m glad I was able to get this out before the end of the month. I’m still a little behind schedule, but I’m going to try to get a few things done this week so that I’m not scrambling at the last minute with my Christmas In July episodes. If things work out, I might add another episode to my July schedule.

That said, join me back here next month for at least two really fun episodes. Up first is the 1970 album, “X’mas Golden Hits” by the Candle-Light Orchestra and the Singers Three. It has a great New Sound vibe, and if you liked Kayo Ishu’s “Scat Christmas,” you’re sure to enjoy this one. Then join me on the 25th for my fifth annual Christmas In July special. I’ll cover a selection of tropical and summery Christmas songs. It’s always an enjoyable episode and you won’t want to miss it.

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. Half of any proceeds or donations received will be donated to support the people of Ukraine, while the rest will be used to purchase 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: Scott Leopold
Title: Episode 115: Young Christmas
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