Welcome to Episode 22 of Holly Jolly X’masu! In this year’s Christmas in July episode, I once again cover a variety of summer-themed or summery-sounding Christmas songs from a diverse group of artists. I had a lot of fun tracking down these songs, adding them to my collection, and then learning a bit more about the artists behind them. A couple of these are literally the only copy I’ve found of the record or CD, so I’m glad I was able to share them.
Johnny Yoshinaga – April Santa Claus – 1986
Stardust Revue – June Jingle Bell – 1986
Hiroshi Murai – June ・ 25th ～ The Day Farthest From X’mas – 1990
Ai Kawashima- Summer Christmas – 2004
Midori Karashima – Summer Christmas Night – 1997
Radish – Santa Claus Summer Vacation –1988
Tetsu100% – Midsummer Santa Claus – 1989
Misato Watanabe – Midsummer Santa Claus –1994
Teresa Teng – Merry Xmas In Summer – 1987
Masae Ohno – X’mas Summer – 1983
Megumi Shiina – Hot Summer In December – 1988
Natsu Summer – Tropical Christmas – 2016
E.S. Island – Midsummer Christmas – 1982
Thanks for listening, and I hope you enjoyed this Christmas in July episode as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Beginning next month, partly to help me schedule future episodes, I’ll start covering 80s albums every August, 90s albums every September, and albums from the 00s, 10s and 20s every October. To kick things off, I’ll be covering Yen Records’ seminal 1984 compilation, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” I’m going to try to work in at least one bonus episode as well, so be sure to tune in.
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.
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Author: Holly Jolly X’masu
Title: Episode 22 – Christmas in July 2021