Christmas songs, movies and traditions you didn't realize were Jewish (Jew're Welcome)
Irving Berlin and Tony Martin via wikimedia

Merry Christmas! As a Christmas-Tree Jew, I like Christmas just as much as the next goy. But even Jews who don't celebrate Christmas deserve credit for helping the world celebrate the holiday. In fact, my Christian friends, you may want to think about sending your Jewish friends thank you notes instead of seasons greetings cards. Here are some of the Christmas songs,  films and major players brought to you by the Jews.


CHRISTMAS MAJOR PLAYERS

Jesus Christ! (The original birthday boy!)

Brought to you by his Jewish mother, Mary. Since we Jews always get blamed for Jesus Christ's death, we should really get some credit for his birth!

CHRISTMAS MOVIES

Holiday Inn Directed by Mark Sandrich

White Christmas Directed by  Michael Curtiz.

Love, Actually  Directed by Richard Curtis

A Christmas Carol (the 2009 remake with Jim Carrey) Directed by Robert Zemekis

CHRISTMAS SONGS

 Winter Wonderland Written by: Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) Written by: Mel Tormé, Robert Wells

 Sleigh Ride Written by: Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Paris

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Written by: Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne

White Christmas

Written by: Irving Berlin

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Written by: Johnny Marks

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Written by: Edward Pola, George Wyle

Silver Bells Written by: Jay Livingston, Ray Evans

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Written by: Walter Kent, Buck Ram

A Holly Jolly Christmas

Written by: Johnny Marks

(There’s No Place Like) Home For The Holidays

Written by: Bob Allen, Al Stillman