The Sounds of Christmas

The Sounds of Christmas


Latest Episodes

New and Future Classics Part Two
July 04, 2022

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas revisits a topic from a previous episode -  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

How To Make A Christmas Hit
June 27, 2022

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas plays segments from the Modern Mann podcast as Ollie Peart takes on a listener challenge to make a Christmas hit (which turns out being called "The Sounds Of Christmas")! Ken guides you through the journe

More Christmas Music Lawsuits
June 19, 2022

After talking about the lawsuit filed against Mariah Carey over "All I Want For Christmas Is You", Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about some lesser-known lawsuits over Christmas music, including court cases involving Dolly Parton

Wendy Diaz On Mariah Carey Lawsuit
June 12, 2022

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to Associate Attorney Wendy Diaz (from his brother's law firm) about the recent lawsuit Vince Vance (Andy Stone) has filed against Mariah Carey over the song "All I Want For Christmas Is You".F

The Standards Station
June 04, 2022

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about creating a new online station devoted to Standards (and how you can help)!

Season One Finale!
May 30, 2022

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about wrapping up the long first season of the Sounds of Christmas podcast. He talks about Memorial Day, the anniversary of "White Christmas", finishing up with the music from 2021, social media and

Controversy, Tragedy and Jingle Bell Rock
May 16, 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 wr

New and Future Classics
May 08, 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 a

Christmas Music and the National Recording Registry
April 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 sh

Talking Upcoming Christmas Music Releases With JJ From @NewXmasMusic
April 17, 2022

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to JJ from Christmas Music News (@NewXmasMusic on Twitter) about upcoming releases for the 2022 Christmas Music Season. They talk about the ones that are confirmed, the ones that we may get his year, and the