About & FAQ

Your hosts Ian Holliday and Jam Edwards listen to every Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, winter, holiday, etc. song, review them, and rank them from best to worst. New episodes come out every other Wednesday!

Can I request a song?

Please do! We love all requests. We especially love requests for obscure, weird, or really bad holiday music. Please include a song title AND artist and any other information we might need to identify exactly which song(s) you are requesting. Please submit only 1 or 2 songs at a time.

Send your request to harkpodcast[at]gmail[dot]com. And let us know what you want us to call you when we cover your request!

What do you consider a “holiday song”?

It can be somewhat subjective when you get into details, but our working definition is that we review songs about or related to holidays which fall between Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and Epiphany.

Hey, why haven’t you listened to my request yet?

We plan the episodes several weeks in advance to theme them around upcoming holidays and/or ensure variety. We also try to address requests in the order in which they were received (and we get a lot, especially in December!)

You ranked a song really unfairly… can I appeal?

We will consider appeals, also via email (harkpodcast[at]gmail[dot]com). Please include the episode number, song, and specific details about why you think we should consider a re-rank. You should be presenting us with new information, a new perspective, or a new interpretation we did not consider in our original ranking.

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