“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reinder,” “Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire),” “Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!” “This is the most wonderful time of the year,” “Silver Bells,” “Santa Baby,” and “White Christmas” are common. Yes, they are all Christmas songs. Yes, they are all classic Christmas songs. Yes, he gave his songwriters a ton of cash. You know that these Christmas classics were all written by Jewish songwriters? These songwriters may not have celebrated Christmas, but they wrote some of the most beloved Christmas songs in history.
Unlike a pop song, which has a life span of perhaps three or four months before it is set aside for something new and Shinier, Christmas songs keep coming back every year. Also, Christmas songs are arguably the most covered type of song in the world. Every year, hundreds of popular artists from every musical genre around the world line up to pay top dollar for the rights to cover a popular Christmas song.
“Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”
This song was written by Johnny Marks. He wrote a short story song by his brother-in-law Robert May in 1939 for the department store Montgomery Ward. This is the song that gave rise to the idea of a flying buck. It was a 1949 hit for Jean Autry. Marx wrote several other Christmas songs, including “A Holy Jolly Christmas,” “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree”, “Run Rudolph Run,” and “Silver and Gold.”
“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”
The song was written by Sammy Kahan (born Samuel Cohen on the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and Jule Stine. He wrote the song during the 1945 heatwave in Hollywood. Stine (born Julius Stein) wrote the music. Dean Martin made the song a hit.
“The Christmas Song (Chestnut on an Open Fire)”
“This is the most wonderful time of the year”
Edward Pola, a Jewish Jew from Hungary, gave birth to Sidney Edward Polacek, writing this Christmas classic with George Vile as Bernard Weymann. It was a big hit for Andy Williams in 1963. Given the fact that the song was written by two Jews and it contains the song “Horror Ghost Stories and the Pride of Christmas Long ago,” you think.
The song, written by Joan Javits and Philip Springer, was a huge hit for Earth Kit in 1953. The song about Santa’s annual gifting spree offered a sneak peek at the materialism of the Christian holiday.
The song was penned by Jay Livingston, aka Jacob Harold Levinson, and Ray Evans, son of Philip and Frances Lipsitt Evans. Livingston says the song was inspired by the sidewalk Santa Claus and his bells. Evans said the song was inspired by a bell at an office desk. It was a high hit for Bing Crosby. Fun Fact: The song was almost called “Tinkle Bells”, until Livingston’s wife told him she was dirty for urinating. Dean Martin made this song a hit.
Irving from Berlin, a Jewish immigrant from Russia wrote this Christmas classic most famously by Bing Crosby. Crosby’s version is one of the best songs in history with over 100 million copies worldwide. Berlin has earned nearly $ 65 million from the song, which was named the best single of all time by the Guinness Book of World Records.