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Popular American Christmas Songs Composed By Jewish Songwriters

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Since the 1940's there has been a deluge of secularized popular songs centered around Christmas and the Christmas season. Curiously, many of the biggest radio hits and enduring songs of this type were composed by songwriters who were of Jewish backgrounds.
 
This week Joel Najman's My Place program presents an hour of songs by the Jewish songwriters who have provided the pop music soundtrack of the Christmas season.

Playlist

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Composer
Album The Andy Williams Christmas Album
Record Label Columbia 8887

White Christmas
Composer
Album no album name - 78rpm single
Record Label Decca 18429

The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
Composer
Album no album name - 78rpm single
Record Label Capitol 311

Sleigh Ride
Composer
Album Merry Christmas
Record Label Columbia 1195/8021

We Need A Little Christmas
Composer
Album Mame - Original Cast Recording
Record Label Columbia 3000

Santa Baby
Composer
Album no album name - 45rpm single
Record Label RCA Victor 47-5502

Nuttin' For Christmas
Composer
Album no album name - 45rpm single
Record Label MGM 12092

Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Composer
Album no album name - 45rpm single
Record Label Columbia 38610

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
Composer
Album no album name - 45rpm single
Record Label Decca 30126

Run Rudolph Run
Composer
Album no album name - 45rpm single
Record Label Chess 1714

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Composer
Album no album name - 45rpm single
Record Label Decca 30776

A Holly Jolly Christmas
Composer
Album no album name - 45rpm single
Record Label Decca 31695

Silver Bells
Composer
Album Merry Christmas
Record Label Columbia 1195/8021

(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays
Composer
Album no album name - 45rpm single
Record Label RCA Victor 47-5950

I'll Be Home For Christmas
Composer
Album That Christmas Feeling
Record Label Capitol 2978

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Composer
Album A Christmas Gift For You From Philles Records
Record Label Philles PHLP 4005