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The stories behind popular Holiday songs

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Christmas-themed shows have opened on Broadway, and just check out the shelves of local retailers and you'll know the Holiday season is here. A time of gift giving, good cheer and music. Chris Kenney grew up in Clayton and studied music and history at St. Lawrence University.

The stories behind those popular Christmas carols and winter songs, like Jingle Bells and White Christmas, are his passion. Todd Moe spoke with Kenney about a lecture/performance he'll present Wednesday at 8 pm in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall at St. Lawrence. He'll trace the history, composer biographies and social implications of many Holiday songs.

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Todd Moe
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