Bah humbug! Why David Brancaccio hates holiday music

Two singer-songwriters convinced David Brancaccio embrace seasonal tunes.
Actor Tommy Steele playing Scrooge in 2006 or David Brancaccio when listening to Paul McCartney's “Wonderful Christmastime?" It may be hard to tell.
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What makes Christmas music so lucrative?

Dec 23, 2020
The Christmas music industry churns out money-making covers every year, but it’s not so easy to pen a new classic.
Queen Of Christmas, Mariah Carey performs her holiday smash hits at the Beacon Theatre in 2014 in New York City.
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For musicians, holiday gigs provide critical income

Dec 8, 2015
Atlanta's airport is bringing in local musicians to help travelers de-stress.

Holiday music economics: New artists sing old songs

Dec 24, 2014
Popular artists often rehash holiday standards. But why? Consumer demand.