Wednesday, November 29, 2006

weird harold told santa to "stuff my - blank -!"

What PopCereal flake wouldn't want his stocking stuffed with this?

BCI is putting this out in time for Christmas.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

hey hey paula!

Here's another jolly Xmas find for you PopCereal nuts. Mr. Miller found this LP at a nifty little record shop in New England a couple years back.

This hip shaker comes from the dynamic duo known as Paul and Paul. Sure, they're a couple square pegs, but on this Christmas LP the kids show us all how to have a hootenanny good time!!

For your listening pleasure, Mr. Miller has slapped this disc on the ol' turntable and with the wonder of Digi-rama, he's made it available for download!

And here's a link to another download option:

Monday, November 27, 2006

them muppets sure know how to celebrate xmas

One of Mr. Miller's favorite television Christmas specials (and subsequent holiday LP) was John Denver & The Muppets: A Christmas Together. We've found someone by the name of Lemurlady over at who is posting segments of the program. Thanks Mrs. Lemurlady!!

Monday, November 20, 2006

have a merry youtube

Yes, the Christmas season has hit youtube already. Here's a clip from what looks like a Kristy McNichol TV special, singing and dancing with Karen Carpenter.

And now a word from our sponsors...

tis the reason

We've been very lax these past few months here at PopCereal, what with all the other duties of life mulling about (yep, that ol' excuse). I can only convey to you my sincerest of apologies and promise that we will try a lot harder to bring you more original content (along with stuff cribbed from other sites that we desperately feel you should go look at!).

To make up for lost time, we're going to dive headlong into the Season of Seasons! Yes, Christmas shouldn't start until after Thanksgiving, I know, but we just can't help ourselves. I fully understand that Turkey Day just doesn't get the respect it's due (for crimeny sakes it's pretty much the forgotten holiday, being wedged between Xmas and Halloween), and we plan to rectify that one day. For now, though, here's the first of some Yuletide recordings for you to feast upon.

This fantastic record was found by Mr. Miller in a Holiday bin at the world famous WFMU Record Show a few years back, and ever since then he's had it on the top of his "must hear every year" list. It's a well polished bubblegum ball of sugary pop Christmas songs, with that sound that could only have come from out of the 70s.

The Rhodes Kids had a small amount of fame back in their day, with a guest appearances on an episode of The Wonderful World of Disney and a TV variety special Welcome to Our World, but who the hell knows where all these teen popsters go to after their brief stint in Fameland.

We haven't been able to find out a whole lot about the traveling family band's whereabouts these days, but Mr. Miller was able to dig up an interview done by one of the eldest Rhodes kid, Ron, who has been keeping very busy with his own ministry and writing books. Check out the interview where Ron talks about the days of Tigerbeat and Mike Douglas.

And then go download their fantastic Christmas LP. Mr. Miller guarantees that you'll dig it!

download it here: Rock 'n Rhodes Christmas

The rip you are about to download (and the cover scans) has come to you by the courtesy of none other than the King of Jingaling over at Falalalala. His rip is far better than the one from Mr. Miller's LP, so we're happy to share it -- thanks to the King. Please visit him, and visit him often.

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