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Maine Creates Christmas Hit Song

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Maine Creates Christmas Hit Song

Maine Creates Christmas Hit Song

Maine Creates Christmas Hit Song

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Even before Thanksgiving came and went, some radio stations across the country were playing wall-to-wall Christmas hits. It's pretty much the same songs over and over with a few new versions of classics. One state has managed to create its own classic: The Maine Christmas Song. The state-specific holiday song began as a bit of a rebellion. Back in the 1980's a broadcaster at the NBC affiliate in Bangor was doing a report on holiday music. Tired of endless loops of Jingle Bell Rock, he asked composer Con Fullam to write a new Christmas song about Maine. And 20 years later The Maine Christmas Song is a tradition. It's still heard on the radio every winter in the Pine Tree State.

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