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Sound Opinions Christmas Spectacular

Holiday music collector Andy Cirzan joins Jim and Greg every Christmas to share his new batch of seasonal tunes. By day, he runs Jam Productions in Chicago, but by night, he searches through record stores, dustbins and basements to find gems for his annual compilation. He shares a few of his favorites during this episode and, as a special bonus, is sharing his mix with Sound Opinions listeners.

Download the 2010 compilation: Yowls & Yodels from the Yule Vortex…further adventures in holiday obscura. This free digital download will be available from December 17, 2010 to January 1, 2011.

Go to episode 264

Christmas Spectacular 2008

The show's very own Kris Kringle, aka Andy Cirzan, is back for the 10th year with another batch of weird and wonderful holiday tunes. By day Andy runs Jam Productions in Chicago. But by night, he searches far and wide to add to his collection of holiday obscura.

Spread the holiday cheer! Download Andy's entire 20th anniversary Christmas compilation, The Cassette Years: Part 1. This free download will be available from December 19, 2008 until January 2, 2009.

Go to episode 160

Xmas Spectacular 2011

Holiday music maven Andy Cirzan joins Jim and Greg every Christmas to share a new collection of unique tunes for the season. By day Andy runs Jam Productions in Chicago. By night he searches through record stores, dustbins and basements to find gems for his annual compilation. And he shares a few favorites during this episode. Andy describes the first set as poppin' soul music from the '60s and '70s. Then he brings in the straight ahead uptempo jazz featuring songs from his 2011 compilation "Swingin' Snowflakes: Jingle Jangle Jazz Party." Finally, we go off into the wild blue yonder and get some truly weird and wonderful Christmas songs.

Go to episode 316

Holiday Spectacular

Holiday music maven Andy Cirzan visits Sound Opinions every December to share with Jim and Greg a new collection of unique tunes for the season. From the weird to the wonderful, these are not your standard Christmas carols. By day Andy runs Jam Productions in Chicago. By night he searches through record stores, dustbins and basements to find gems for Sound Opinions and his annual compilation. This edition is called Santa Soul. You‘ll be treated to holiday soul comps of yesteryear. These are killer Xmas dusties from the ’60s and '70s -tracks by well-known artists like James Brown, as well as groovy underground acts. So light up the yule log and let the soul party begin! Cheers from everyone at Sound Opinions!

Go to episode 368

Holiday Spectacular

Snow is falling here in Chicago and that means it's time for our favorite holiday music collector and expert Andy Cirzan to join us for our annual Holiday Spectacular. Andy scours record stores, dustbins and basements to find the best and most unique tunes for the season. And each year he treats Sound Opinions listeners to a much-anticipated hour of music and a free mix to download. This year is Holiday Pop — 1960s and 1970s era pop music set to the theme of Christmas. Look forward to songs from Claudine Longet, The Free Design and Joanie Sommers.

*As a special bonus, listeners are invited to download Andy Cirzan's accompanying holiday compilation for FREE at christmas.soundopinions.org. The mix will only be up until the end of 2014, so get it while the yule log is hot! And happy holidays from Sound Opinions!

Go to episode 472

Holiday Spectacular 2016

Warblings from the Enchanted Forest

There's a whole world of holiday music out in the universe besides the tired recordings you hear endlessly year after year. Nobody knows that better than holiday music collector and expert Andy Cirzan. Each year, Andy joins Jim and Greg for our Holiday Spectacular, sharing an hour of incredible unknown Christmas records he's picked up over years of scouring bargain bins throughout the country. This year, Andy presents a mix of obscure holiday soul, pop, disco, and more titled Warblings from the Enchanted Forest.

As a special bonus, listeners are invited to download Andy Cirzan's accompanying holiday compilation for FREE at christmas.soundopinions.org. The mix will only be up until the end of 2016, so get it while the yule log is hot! And happy holidays from Sound Opinions!

Go to episode 577

Holiday Spectacular 2017

Snowbound Soliloquies

There's a whole world of holiday music out in the universe besides the tired recordings you hear endlessly year after year. Nobody knows that better than holiday music collector and expert Andy Cirzan. Each year, Andy joins Jim and Greg for our Holiday Spectacular, sharing an hour of incredible unknown Christmas records he's picked up over years of scouring bargain bins throughout the country. This year, Andy presents a multi-genre mix of obscure holiday tunes titled Snowbound Soliloquies.

As a special bonus, listeners are invited to download Andy Cirzan's accompanying holiday compilation for FREE at christmas.soundopinions.org. The mix will only be up until the end of 2017, so get it while the yule log is hot! And happy holidays from Sound Opinions!

Go to episode 629

Christmas Spectacular 2008

It's the Sound Opinions Christmas Spectacular! Every year Jim and Greg hand the show's reigns over to the official Sound Opinions holiday music curator, Andy Cirzan (aka DJ Lo-Fi). By day, Cirzan is the Vice President of Concerts at Jam Productions, the largest independent concert promoter in the country. But by night, Cirzan scours the earth to find rare, and often times wacky, holiday music to add to his collection. This year is no exception.

  1. "Holiday Proclamation…"
  2. Dick Huemer & Camarata, "Futuristic Christmas Tree"
  3. Patty Marie Jay, "Space Age Santa Claus"
  4. Donna & the Dees, "I Know There's A Santa Claus"
  5. Duke Ellington Orchestra, "Dasher"
  6. The Sisterhood (by Eugenia), "I'm Santa Claus"
  7. Magnus T. Cook, "Snow Bunny"
  8. Margo Guryan, "I Don't Intend To Spend Christmas Without You"
  9. The Wilson Sisters, "Little Klinker"
  10. Israfel's Son, "Rudolph Pouts"
  11. "Snowkenstein Speaks!"
  12. Sylvia Reid, "Christmas Rock 'N Roll"
  13. The Mar-Teks, "Twinkletoes"
  14. Ben Hinds, "All I want For Christmas Is A Go-Go Girl"
  15. The Free Design, "Shepherds & Wisemen"
  16. Lalo Schifrin, "Joy To The World"
Go to episode 55

2005 Christmas Spectacular

He's back! Andy Cirzan returns to Sound Opinions for his annual Christmas music spectacular. Andy will play the coolest and weirdest holiday music you have ever heard. It's the perfect soundtrack to all your awkward family dinners.

Go to episode 4

Holiday Spectacular

There's a whole word of holiday music out in the universe besides the tired recordings you hear endlessly year after year. Nobody knows that better than holiday music collector and expert Andy Cirzan. Each year, Andy joins Jim and Greg for our Holiday Spectacular, sharing an hour of incredible unknown Christmas records he's picked up over years of scouring bargain bins throughout the country. This year, Andy leads us into the deep woods of the South to present rare country, bluegrass, and hillbilly Christmas songs from a bygone era.

As a special bonus, listeners are invited to download Andy Cirzan's accompanying holiday compilation for FREE at christmas.soundopinions.org. The mix will only be up until the end of 2015, so get it while the yule log is hot! And happy holidays from Sound Opinions!

Go to episode 525