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What Makes Holiday Music Great?36:17

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photoMusic has become an indelible part of our Christmas tradition, as much as Santa Claus, stockings hanging by the chimney, and chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Carols, pop-songs, sacred hymns, you hear them everywhere you go this time of year, Although songs like Jingle Bells, White Christmas, and the Hallelujah chorus have stood the test of time, what is it musically that makes them classics? Tonight, finding the greatness in holiday music.


Robert Kapilow, music conductor, composer, commentator and host of the "What Makes it Great?" series

This program aired on December 13, 2002.

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