Jewish Christmas Carols: Seven Christmas Songs Written by Jews

Categories: Holiday Obscura

5. "Silver Bells"
Written by Jay Livingston (born Jacob Harold Levison) and Ray Evans (born Raymond Bernard Evans)

This song sounds more melancholic and alienated once you realize it was written by people who didn't celebrate Christmas.

4. "Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer" 
Written by Johnny Marks

Jews are equally sensitive and proud of our sometimes prodigious noses, so it was only natural one would write a carol about a nose that went down in history (like Columbus).

3. "White Christmas"
Written by Irving Berlin (born Israel Isidore Baline)

Perhaps the most nostalgic song ever sung. It breaks our hearts to learn a, "white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know" was imagined by someone who never knew a Christmas.



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