11 Christmas Songs Written by Jewish Songwriters

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11 Christmas Songs Written by Jewish Songwriters

11 Christmas Songs Written by Jewish Songwriters

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Just because you’re not a Christian that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Christmas. While Christmas is a Christian holiday, it’s so ubiquitous that anyone from any faith can enjoy and celebrate the holiday, just as much as Christians. Here are 11 Christmas songs written by Jewish Songwriters.

  1. “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin. He also wrote “God Bless America.”
  2. “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Johnny Marks. The song is based on Marks’ brother-in-law’s short story that features Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Johnny Marks also wrote Run Run Rudolph” and Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree.”
  3. “Silver Bells” by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans. Salvation Army bell ringers around New York City were the inspiration for this Christmas song.
  4. “Winter Wonderland” by Felix Bernard & Richard B. Smith
  5. “Santa Baby by Joan Ellen Javits & Philip Springer
  6. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Buck Ram & Walter Kent. Because of a lawsuit, Buck Ram is credited as the song’s co-writer because he wrote a poem and short story titled “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
  7. “Let It Snow by Sammy Cahn & Julie Styne. Born, Sammy Cohen and Julia Stein, “Let It Snow” was a #1 hit song in 1946.
  8. The Christmas Song” by Mel Torme. Made popular by Nat King Cole, the song was originally written by Mel Torme.
  9. “Teach Me How To Understand Christmas” from the TV show Community was written by Dan Harmon, who is Jewish. Also the character Annie Edison from TV comedy is also Jewish.
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