Have Yourself a Jewish Little Christmas

jewish christmas

Many of the most popular Christmas songs were written by Jewish songwriters:

  • “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin
  • “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells
  • “Let it Snow” by Sammy Cahn
  • “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” by Irving Berlin
  • “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” music by Buck Ram
  • “Sleigh Ride,” lyrics by Mitchell Parrish
  • “Winter Wonderland” by Felix Bernard
  • “Silver Bells” by Jay Livingston
  • “The Christmas Waltz” by Sammy Cahn


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