Sen. Alexander plays Christmas carols in Senate office building
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Retiring Sen. Lamar AlexanderLamar AlexanderCongress addressed surprise medical bills, but the issue is not resolved Trump renominates Judy Shelton in last-ditch bid to reshape Fed Senate swears-in six new lawmakers as 117th Congress convenes MORE (R-Tenn.) played Christmas carols on the piano Wednesday for his fellow lawmakers, Capitol Hill staffers and reporters as his tenure representing Tennessee in the upper chamber nears its end. 

Alexander played a piano set up in the Hart Senate Office Building’s atrium, starting off with “Winter Wonderland” and following it with other classics including “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Silent Night." 

The longtime Tennessee lawmaker was quickly lauded by senators on both sides of the aisle.



CNN reporter Ali Zaslav shared photos of Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenate rejects Sanders minimum wage hike Murkowski votes with Senate panel to advance Haaland nomination OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Interior reverses Trump policy that it says restricted science | Collins to back Haaland's Interior nomination | Republicans press Biden environment nominee on Obama-era policy MORE (R-Maine) and Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinSunday shows preview: Manchin makes the rounds after pivotal role in coronavirus relief debate Biden takes victory lap after Senate passes coronavirus relief package Schumer insists Democrats unified after chaotic coronavirus debate MORE (D-W.Va.) and others enjoying the performance.

Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineOvernight Defense: White House open to reforming war powers | Army base might house migrant children | Fauci scolds military on vaccine White House open to reforming war powers amid bipartisan push Ron Johnson grinds Senate to halt, irritating many MORE (D-Va.) also joined Alexander on the harmonica for a rendition of “Go Tell It on the Mountain.”


The lawmakers have played music together for years, according to multiple reports. 

Alexander announced in 2018 that he would not seek reelection in 2020. Sen.-elect Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) defeated Democratic candidate Marquita Bradshaw during the November elections to represent Tennessee alongside Sen. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnRepublicans blast Pentagon policy nominee over tweets, Iran nuclear deal White House defends Biden's 'Neanderthal thinking' remark on masks Marsha Blackburn: Biden needs to 'rethink' comments about 'resilient' and 'resourceful' Neanderthals MORE (R) 

The Senate is currently scheduled to adjourn on Friday. However, lawmakers have not yet finalized negotiations on another coronavirus relief bill with just weeks before some crucial aid programs expire.