10 moments of joy from 2021 A collection of stories that we hope will bring you cheer this time of year.

Moments of joy from 2021

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It's true, 2021 was not easy — but moments of joy, humor and appreciation were as much a part of the past year as its challenges.
Meredith Rizzo/NPR

It's true, 2021 was not easy — but moments of joy, humor and appreciation were as much a part of the past year as were its challenges.

In case you missed them, take a listen to some of our more fun and relaxing moments of 2021.

There's big money in writing a holiday hit

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How artists and performers survived the pandemic

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A pink and blue lobster named Haddie had a great year

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Consumers' defiant feelings about the pandemic are showing in their clothes

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An unlikely vineyard in India is symbolic of the country's booming middle class

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How soothing sounds can bring inner peace

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A small lineage of artisans is reviving the ancient art of pigeon whistles in Beijing

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Zoo animals are getting their COVID vaccines, too

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A prolific art thief got an incredible sentence

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One journalist argues Louis Armstrong's "The Night Before Christmas" should be required Christmas listening

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Looking for more can't-miss listens? Check out 2021's best movies, TV, music and books, and tips to keep your New Year's resolutions.

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