020 – “Thriftmas”

record sleeve for the album with kenny rogers in a santa suit hugging dolly parton next to a reindeer

“Once Upon a Christmas” (1984) holiday album by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. After a yuletide trip to a local thrift shop, the guys are ready to sip peppermint mochas and dig into this country Christmas classic on vinyl. ‘Tis (not even close to) the holiday season, so let’s reminisce of the early-90’s country music boom while listening to Dolly carry Kenny through the entire record.

Shout-outs mentioned in the show:

  • Miss Used thrift store on St. Clair West (Toronto): goo.gl/HwWdwj
  • “Christmas In Canada” (1965) album by Wilf Carter: goo.gl/uMnpJD
  • “Christmas Wishes” (1981) album by Anne Murray: goo.gl/xzJx1j

Featuring audio from:

  • “Kenny and Dolly: A Christmas To Remember” (1984) TV holiday special: goo.gl/Kk28wL
  • “Once Upon a Christmas” (1984) album by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers: goo.gl/wM84j7

The Dust Off is held together with duct tape and the following contributions:

  • Hosted by Stephen Belyea, Pat Brennan, and Jake Martin
  • Research by Pat Brennan
  • Edited by Stephen Belyea
  • Communications Specialist, Jeremy Fowler
  • Theme music from Valery & The Greedies: goo.gl/SrdxGD