Sunday, December 24, 2006

oops wrong blog!

You know..I happen to love Christmas music and why shouldn't I? All the famous ones were composed by Jews!

Consider this list...
"White Christmas" by Irving Berlin
"Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" by Johnny Marks
"Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
"Silver Bells" by Livingston and Evans
"The Christmas Song" (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) by Mel Torme

One thing that bothers me though...all this talent...c'mon you guys you couldn't write one decent Chanukah song?
All we're left with is..
"I have a little dreidel..." by Unknown


Blogger yingerman said...

Sure, the jews invented christmas
why shouldn't we write the music and lyrics for it too.

December 24, 2006 3:51 PM  
Blogger Sara with NO H said...

I love my dreidel song dont knock it! lol

p.s you were tagged on my blog.

December 24, 2006 4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, if not for the Jews, they wouldn't have Christmas!! Now how about having them compose some songs for us? OOOPPPSSS!! I forgot, they already did!! (Yeeden "by" MDB, anyone?)

December 24, 2006 5:40 PM  
Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

the music is good. just ignore the words i suppose!

December 24, 2006 6:40 PM  
Blogger chaverah said...

I am guilty of the same thing! some songs i just love! OY! I am going straight to hell!

December 24, 2006 9:54 PM  
Blogger megapixel said...

my fave is jingle bell rock. these songs feel so festive. we are entrenched in american culture.

December 24, 2006 10:30 PM  
Blogger Independent Frum Thinker said...

What about the myriad of tunes for Maoz Tzur, Al Hanisim, and Yevonim? Instead of original words, we have original tunes.

December 24, 2006 11:05 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

And what also irks me is all of the Jewish singers like Barbara S. and Barry M. who have recorded Xmas songs, but NO Jewish ones. That just sucks.

December 25, 2006 1:09 AM  
Blogger Sara with NO H said...

I've heard Barbara sing a bunch of jewish songs. I'm 100% positive I've heard aveinu Malkeinu and even more positive I've heard her singing Hatikva. Then again on the same album I believe she was singing Ave Maria hey...whatever floats her boat.

December 25, 2006 3:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If our rabbis, lecturers, entertainers and community icons would peddle Judaism the way the preachers/imams/evangelists/entertainers, etc... peddle theirs, the matzev ruchani would be a whole lot different. And I mean that in a good way.

December 25, 2006 9:23 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...


not knocking it..its just well...ok..enjoy
gonna get to it...thanks for the tag..

lol..that hardly makes us even..when was the last time u heard yidden piped into the Rockefeller Ctr skating rink?

good idea..maybe I should just listen to French christmas songs..

If THATS what ur gonna burn for...ur in good

thats exactly it..theres a certain cheerful sound..that just fitst in so well..with the winter..and everything else..

yvanim? hanisim? these are typical fast jewish songs...u can interchnage the words with asher bara...and itll be the same.
How can you compare them to the mood setters of these songs?

as they is business

hmm interesting point...

December 25, 2006 10:13 AM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

I admit so do I.

December 25, 2006 3:06 PM  
Blogger smb said...

Sevivon sov sov sov

Maoz tzur


Chanuka oh chanuka

Al hanisim

HaNaros halallu

light up the nights- MBC

mi y'mellel- same album

December 25, 2006 4:03 PM  
Blogger anonym00kie said...

maybe i just dont like holiday songs, but i cant stand the chrismas ones OR the chanuka ones..
they are all so..annoying!
(but leave it to david to come with the most adorable post to talk about it :)

December 25, 2006 4:48 PM  
Blogger tuesdaywishes said...

The best English Chanuka song is "Light One Candle" by Peter ,Paul and Mary. I'm not sure if they are Jewish though.

Light one candle for the maccabee children
With thanks that their light didnt die
Light one candle for the pain they endured
When their right to exist was denied
Light one candle for the terrible sacrifice
Justice and freedom demand
But light one candle for the wisdom to know
When the peacemakers time is at hand

Dont let the light go out!
Its lasted for so many years!
Dont let the light go out!
Let it shine through our love and our tears.

Light one candle for the strength that we need
To never become our own foe
And light one candle for those who are suffering
Pain we learned so long ago
Light one candle for all we believe in
That anger not tear us apart
And light one candle to find us together
With peace as the song in our hearts


What is the memory thats valued so highly
That we keep it alive in that flame?
Whats the commitment to those who have died
That we cry out theyve not died in vain?
We have come this far always believing
That justice would somehow prevail
This is the burden, this is the promise
This is why we will not fail!


Dont let the light go out!
Dont let the light go out!
Dont let the light go out!

December 25, 2006 9:59 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

well say 3 hail marys and ur forgiven

except for perhaps maoz tzur..none of those songs make me want to put up the fireplace...

They are?..hmm gotta find one with a middle eastern there..

beautiful..I've never heard that one...

December 26, 2006 10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On last years chanuka ceremony at the white house the choir sang a nice song, anyone remember know what it was???

December 26, 2006 2:23 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

not sure..
it wasnt one of the classics?

December 26, 2006 10:27 PM  

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