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  • Ken Kessler from the online Christmas music station The Sounds of Christmas talks about the station, Christmas music and related topics.
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  • May 17 2022

    Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about "Jingle Bell Rock" and how different artists release Christmas music. He also talks to singer/songwriter/consultant/blogger John O'Leary about some of the lesser known things about the writing of "Jingle Bell Rock", including the conspiracy theories about what might have happened (which probably did happen) in which careers were ended and lives were threatened. They also talked about the songwriting story behind "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", and how that song evolved thanks to Judy Garland, and then, several years later, thanks to Frank Sinatra.

    You can find out more about John O'Leary and read his blogs on his website: http://businesslessonsfromrock.com

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    34 mins
  • May 9 2022

    Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to Gerry from the Totally Rad Christmas podcast, Scott from Holly Jolly X'masu podcast and Tim from the Can't Wait For Xmas podcast about Christmas songs from the last twenty years that they think are classics, or on their way to becoming classics (or, at least, worthy of being considered classics). This is in response to a growing number of posts and blogs over the last few years claiming that there isn't any good Christmas music being made any more.

    Find out more about Gerry and the Totally Rad Christmas podcast at https://linktr.ee/TotallyRadChristmas

    Find out more about Scott and the Holly Jolly X'masu podcast at https://hollyjollyxmasu.libsyn.com/website

    Find out more about Tim and the Can't Wait For Xmas podcast at https://cantwaitforchristmaspod.com/

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    54 mins
  • Apr 25 2022

    Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about Nat King Cole's 1961 version of "The Christmas" being inducted into the National Recording Registry. Then he researched which other Christmas songs were in there, and talked about what should be on there (maybe) and how you can nominate your favorite Christmas songs and/or albums! 

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    8 mins

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