The Sounds of Christmas

The Sounds of Christmas

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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July 17, 2021 7 min

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about the recent 36th anniversary of Live Aid, and about the Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" (and all of its sequels).

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Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about Christmas In July - how it started (probably) and how it's going in 2021

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Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to Jeff from MyMerryChristmas.com about upcoming Christmas In July events (and the easy way you can be a part of it)!

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Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas shares an interview he did with Little Feat's Paul Barrere in 2011. They talked about Paul's Christmas music contributions to help Safety Kids Harbor and Sweet Relief.

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June 7, 2021 5 min

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas marks the passing of B.J. Thomas by talking about his musical legacy, especially his many Christmas releases!

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Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to collector and friend of the station Drew Flowers. Drew is terrific at helping to keep Christmas Spirit alive all year long. He helps to moderate several Christmas groups on Facebook, and collects rare (and not-so-rare) Christmas music, movies and television specials. Ken and Drew talk about their love, and obsession, with collecting, and some of the hard-to-find items that are in da...

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May 23, 2021 7 min

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about Halloween music, and the transformation that happens every Fall when the Sounds of Christmas becomes the Sounds of Halloween during the month of October!

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The Sounds of Christmas' Ken Kessler talked to Rikki Meece from the Sleigh Bells and Mistletoe Podcast about her podcast (with Mary Richards), Christmas music and keeping the spirit all year long! Plus, they talked about some of Rikki's favorite topics from past and upcoming episodes, and Ken shared his love/hate relationship with Department 56!

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May 2, 2021 8 min

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about a couple of his pet peeves regarding Rudolph and the other reindeer.

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Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to singer Michael Sinatra about his Christmas album, An Old Fashioned Christmas, and the plans he has for a follow-up Christmas album, due later this year!

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April 5, 2021 11 min

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about the song "Baby, It's Cold Outside", the War On Christmas (there isn't one) and the ridiculous claims that there's a movement afoot to cancel Christmas!

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Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to Suzanne from Suzanne's Band about the process of making a Christmas single as she prepares to head into the studio to record a new one for Christmas 2021!

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March 21, 2021 6 min

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas gives a quick tribute to Solomon Burke and Eddie Money, who shared the same birthday (3/21) and shared a love of Christmas music!

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March 18, 2021 7 min

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about the legendary Christmas music of Nat King Cole (following Cole's 102nd birthday)!

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March 3, 2021 10 min

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about Dr. Seuss, cancel culture and the so-called War On Christmas.

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February 10, 2021 13 min

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talked about how he keeps the station fresh all year long. He talks about surprise releases, both from this past year and from many years ago!

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February 3, 2021 10 min

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about songs that his station doesn't play (and why) and about things his station won't do (and why).

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In our first podcast, I just wanted to mention a bit about the Sounds of Christmas, how we got here and what we do, and set the stage for what I hope will be a fun series of interviews with people who love Christmas music.

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