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Massachusetts Politicians Get Into the Holiday Spirit, Sing "Winter Wonderland"

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    The Massachusetts State House can get pretty quiet this time of year, but music is still ringing through the marble hallways and out into the streets of Boston as politicians get into the holiday spirit. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014)

    The Massachusetts State House can get pretty quiet this time of year, but music is still ringing through the marble hallways and out into the streets of Boston as politicians get into the holiday spirit.

    Politicians began to sing for necn in December 2006. Various elected officials were asked to sing "12 Days of Christmas" on camera, but all refused, afraid to look foolish or silly on New England television. But when the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy agreed to sing a line from the song - "Five golden rings" - politicians began calling, asking if they could be part of it.

    Politicians Sing "12 Days of Christmas" in 2006!Politicians Sing "12 Days of Christmas" in 2006!

    Politicians including the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, Boston Mayor Tom Menino, former Gov. Mitt Romney and current Gov. Deval Patrick participated in a holiday singalong!
    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014)

    Some politicians, such as Kennedy, have passed away since they sang the song, while others are in prison. Some, such as Governor Deval Patrick, are talented singers, while others can't carry a tune. However, everyone has gotten a big kick out of taking some time around the holidays to get in the spirit of the season.

    Click here to watch the lawmakers' performance from 2010

    BLOOPERS: Lawmakers Sing "Winter Wonderland"BLOOPERS: Lawmakers Sing "Winter Wonderland"

    Check out these outtakes from some Massachusetts politicians' rendition of a holiday classic!
    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014)

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