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A Michigan pastor and Stateside Dad has composed an original song every Christmas for 50 years

Christmas 2018 is going to be a special one for Stateside producer Mike Blank’s family. It marks the 50th consecutive year of his dad composing an original Christmas carol. Rev. Richard Blank, a retired Episcopal priest, would send a copy of each new carol to loved ones in the family’s annual Christmas letter. Mike sat down to talk to his dad about his favorite compositions and where he gets his inspiration year after year.

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Mike Blank is a producer and editor for Stateside.