Every year the American Society of Composers and Publishers publishes a list of the 25 Most Popular Holiday Songs. The old favorites–“The Christmas Song,” “White Christmas,” etc.–are always on the list, but songs enter or leave the list based on the popularity of recent covers of the song.
Among the 25 songs picked this year, more than half–13 to 14–were composed, co-written or performed by verifiably Jewish artists. Here’s a rundown on the songs with Jewish connections.
|The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)||Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer|
|Do They Know It’s Christmas? (Feed the World)||Santa BabyÂ|
|Holly Jolly Christmas||Santa Claus is Coming to Town|
|I’ll Be Home for Christmas||Silver Bells|
|It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year||Sleigh Ride|
|Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!||There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays|
|Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree||White Christmas|