Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Christmas in July Day 8: Jewish Songwriters? Oy Vey....

Did you know that many of our favorite Holiday tunes are written by Jewish songwriters? I've know about The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) and about Irving Berlin, but had no clue there were so many.
I was watching a cute Christmas movie called Switchmas, about a Jewish boy "Ira Finkelstein", who was infatuated with Christmas and just wanted to celebrate it once. 

In one of the scenes he ran into a Santa, who happened to be Jewish and he was confused about why a Jewish man would pay Santa. In that scene he started listing all the Jewish songwriters who have composed famous Christmas music. I was rather surprised and did some more research. Thanks to InterFaithFamily and BuzzFeed I found a complete list.

"Winter Wonderland"

"The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)"

 "Let It Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!"

 "White Christmas"

 "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer"

"Run Rudolph, Run"

"It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"

"Silver Bells"

"l'll Be Home For Christmas"

"A Holly Jolly Christmas"

"You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch"

"Rocking Around the Christmas Tree"








1 comment:

  1. How weird is that? they don't even celebrate Christmas. I guess the Christmas 'feeling' exists for everyone :)