The Sounds of Christmas

The Sounds of Christmas


Latest Episodes

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

Christmas Music at the Grammys
April 05, 2022

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about Chanticleer recent win at the Grammys for their album "Chanticleer Sings Christmas". He then wonders if any other Christmas music won Grammy Awards. He then reveals a short list of artists tha

Christmas Covers
March 18, 2022

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about an article from Stacker.com that uses data from WhoSampled.com for a list of the most covered songs of all time, which includes a bunch of Christmas songs. Since the article is from 2020, he looks at up

Aric from Sweet Relief On Help For The Music Industry (and How You Can Help, Too)!
February 20, 2022

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks to Aric Steinberg, Executive Vice President of Development and Artist Relations of the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.  He shares many of the ways you can help singers and musicians, so they can continue to make

Christmas Music and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
February 08, 2022

Ken Kessler from the Sounds of Christmas talks about a list from Cleveland.com - "50 Greatest Christmas Songs by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers".  He weighs in on their choices, offering some alternatives to their picks, and then runs down his own