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Founder of the Christmas Revels, John Langstaff

John Langstaff, the founder of the Christmas Revels, died Tuesday in Basil, Switzerland, after suffering a stroke. He was 84.

The Christmas Revels is a show that explores the roots of the Christmas and winter solstice celebrations from a different era or country each year. It began in 1971 in Boston and has since expanded to cities across the country.

Langstaff was born on Christmas Eve. He was a classically trained singer who also wrote children's books.

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Lynn Neary
Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent covering books and publishing.