How about two different versions of a song entitled, “Ho, Ho, Ho?” Or another one of our new favorite holiday jams, like "Santa's Pissed Off" and "Sugar and Booze?" They could only be featured together on the 2019 collection of holiday music curated by WGBH engineer Mike Wilkins. These are not the traditional carols from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir or even new traditional favorites like Mariah Carey’s “This Christmas.” Nope, for his 30th annual collection of songs you’ve never heard of, Mike has once again rescued vinyl one-hit wonders from the forgotten bins of overlooked B sides, and resurrected a few newish tunes that might become classics. This is Mike’s "Seasonal Silliness," a Yuletopia recording.


Mike Wilkins - Radio engineer for The World and obscure Christmas music collector.

Take a look at some of the records featured on Mike's 2019 compilation:

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Listen to Mike Wilkins' "Seasonal Silliness:"