Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular


Whether you've been naughty or nice, Sound Opinions has a new sack full of holiday music for you. Jim and Greg welcome back record crate explorer and Christmas music aficionado Andy Cirzan for our annual Holiday Spectacular. This year, Andy celebrates his 30th season of hunting for Christmas music you'll hear nowhere else!

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Holiday Spectacular

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 decades of scouring bargain bins throughout the country. This year, Andy presents a "Best Of" bringing you highlights from thh last 30 years of his collecting!

Rudolph Pouts...And Pouts Again

  • Rose Dawn, Come Join The Christmas Cult
  • Mary White, Rudolph Pouts
  • Cupid!, Christmas Time (Is Here)
  • Donna And The Dees, I Know There’s A Santa Claus
  • Reese Shipley, Can Santa Miss Those Missles?
  • King Coleman, The Holiday Season
  • Betty Lloyd, Snowflakes, Pt. 1
  • The Free Design, Shepherds And Wisemen
  • Dick Kent, Is Santa The Man In The Moon?
  • Beatrice Siera, Stranger In The Manger
  • Kitty Cat & Friends, The Animal Santa
  • Israfel’s Son, Rudolph Pouts
  • Urbie Green And His All-Stars, Jingle Bells
  • Terry Adams, Auld Lang Syne

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