Christmas songs and an interpretation of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ could be heard at the statehouse today in Concord.

NHPR’s Dan Gorenstein reports the holiday cheer was laced with a political message.

“Deck the halls with fairer taxes, fa la la la la la la la la. Put away the budget axes, fa la la la la la la la la.”

Union members, social justice groups and unemployed workers held a more creative kind of political rally in Concord. The author of the skit, AFSC's Arnie Alpert, weighs in.