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In "The Smile of Rachael Ray," David Mead crafts a melancholy Christmas song with an unlikely star. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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David Mead: Heartache For The Holidays

Mead crafts a wistful, heartbreaking and humane new Christmas classic in "The Smile of Rachael Ray."

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