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10 Classic Christmas Songs Written By Jewish Songwriters

Jews may not celebrate Christmas, but they can still get into the spirit.These songwriters practically wrote the soundtrack for the holiday season.

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1. "White Christmas" written by Irving Berlin

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Irving Berlin also wrote 'God Bless America' in 1938.

2. "You're A Mean One Mr.Grinch" composed by Albert Hague

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Fun Fact: The lyrics were actually written by Dr.Suess.

3. "Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer" written by Johnny Marks

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The song is based on a short story penned by Mark's brother-in-law who invented our favorite reindeer.

4. "Run Rudolph Run" Written by Johnny Marks

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This tune was made famous by singer Chuck Berry and went on to became one of the most covered songs in music due to the simplicity of the 12-bar blues.

5. "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" also written by Johnny Marks (He was the man)

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Brenda Lee, who became famous for her country music, recorded this song when she was only 13 years old.

6. "Silver Bells" written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans

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The song was inspired by the Salvation Army bell ringers around the city.

7. "Let It Snow" written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn

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The writers were born Julias Stein and Sammy Cohen. Although this song went to #1 in 1946, the lyrics never actually mention Christmas.

8. "Winter Wonderland" written by Felix Bernard and Richard B.Smith

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One version of the song features the original lyrics, " pretend that he is Parson Brown," while later versions went with, " pretend that he's a circus clown." Today many recorded versions actually include both lines.

9. "The Christmas Song" composed by Mel Torme

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Often called ' the velvet fog' mel croons out the line, " chestnuts roasting on an open fire." He composed the music and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells.

10. "I'll be Home For Christmas" Composed by Walter Kent

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Buck Ram previously wrote a poem and song with the same title, and following a lawsuit he was credited as a co-writer of the song.

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