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Boughs Of Holly For An Island Threatened By Rising Seas

On Tangier Island, Santa flies in via airplane, affording spectacular views of the island. (Jonathan Wilson/WAMU)
On Tangier Island, Santa flies in via airplane, affording spectacular views of the island. (Jonathan Wilson/WAMU)

Just about every December for the past half a century a group of pilots fly out to out to Tangier Island in Chesapeake Bay bearing boughs of holly for Christmas.

This year Jonathan Wilson from Here & Now Contributor WAMU tagged along to find out why residents on Tangier say there’s still real reason for holiday cheer despite rising sea levels that threatened the island’s future.

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