Pandemic Music; Story Behind 'White Christmas' Song

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Music opinionator Fran Hoepfner explains why she thinks Amilcare Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours" and the "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah" song are perfect listening as the days go by during the pandemic. Also, "White Christmas" by composer Irving Berlin is a holiday favorite. But as Katy Sewall reports, the bestselling song has a melancholy backstory. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 24, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at — and follow us on TwitterInstagram or join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on December 24, 2020.


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