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Adam Weiner's new track for Morning Edition's Song Project is for people who feel isolated around the holidays, especially this year. Gab Bonghi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Adam Weiner's New Song, 'Christmas Makes Me Cry,' Channels Holiday Loneliness

The leader of Low Cut Connie, tasked with writing a pandemic-era holiday song, thought back to a journal entry he wrote nearly 20 years ago, while working as a perfume spritzer at a local mall.

Inaccessibility Deceptikon
Way Of The Samurai Deceptikon
Morfin Aether & Pensees
Inside Aether & Pensees
Patience Suduaya

A toy reindeer is shown on a white background. Radio stations, looking to boost ratings and provide comfort in a pandemic-marred year, started playing songs as early as July. And listeners loved it. mattjeacock/Getty Images hide caption

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In Pandemic, The Most Wonderful Time For Christmas Songs Turned Out To Be ... In July

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Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Brenda Lee
Jingle Bells/Jingle Bell Rock The Hollyridge Strings
The Well Whale Fall
El Caracol Whale Fall

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Adam Weiner's New Song, 'Christmas Makes Me Cry,' Channels Holiday Loneliness

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Christmas Makes Me Cry Adam Weiner
Blue Christmas Kim Wilson & Rusty Zinn
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) wears a protective face mask as he makes his way to attend the swearing-in ceremony of his new government, at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in May. The Knesset has dissolved and Israel is headed to new elections for the fourth time in two years. Alex Kolomiensky/AP hide caption

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Israel To Hold 4th Election In 2 Years As Coalition Fails To Pass Budget

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Shades of Blue yonderling & Soft Eyez
Jangle Sameer Gupta
Salaam Sameer Gupta
Sapphire Bonobo

Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona, here in January, is President-elect Joe Biden's intended nominee for education secretary. Devin Leith-Yessian/Record-Journal via AP hide caption

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Biden Picks Connecticut Schools Chief Miguel Cardona As Education Secretary

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Words Echoing from Teachers Past Legendary Skies
Oil On the Spoon Legendary Skies
Amarcord Nino Rota
La Dolce Vita (Finale) Nino Rota & Dino Verde
Hey Ya Booker T. Jones

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