The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs

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 Baby 
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


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One Response to The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs

  1. patersondave says:

    well, why not, bubie? jesus was jewish, too

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