7 Classic Christmas Songs Written By Jews

From 'White Christmas' to 'Winter Wonderland,' some of the most famous songs of the season are by members of the Tribe.

American Jews were prominent in the songwriting business of the 20th century, and even if they didn’t celebrate Christmas, they were happy to write for the popular Christmas market. Below are some of the most famous Christmas songs with Jewish parents.

 

“White Christmas”

Irving Berlin


“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Johnny Marks


“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

Johnny Marks


 “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”

Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne


“Silver Bells”

Jay Livingston and Ray Evans


“The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

Mel Torme


“Walkin’ In a Winter Wonderland”

Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith

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