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In this photo provided by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart and Santa Claus relax backstage, during intermission of the Holiday Pops opening night concert Friday night, Dec. 9, 2005, in Boston. (Michael J. Lutch/Boston Symphony Orchestra, AP)
In this photo provided by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart and Santa Claus relax backstage, during intermission of the Holiday Pops opening night concert Friday night, Dec. 9, 2005, in Boston. (Michael J. Lutch/Boston Symphony Orchestra, AP)

Along with family, fruitcake and presents, music plays a big role in the Christmas season. Around Boston, few people know that better than Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops for the past 18 years.

Every September leading up to Christmas, Lockhart conducts nearly 40 Holiday Pops concerts to over 100,000 people.

Radio Boston's co-host Anthony Brooks sat down with Lockhart recently before a rehearsal at Symphony Hall to talk about the long tradition of holiday music and the Boston Pops Orchestra.

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This segment aired on December 18, 2012.

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