The forbidden, top 10? Christmas songs written by Jews.


First, one should understand that back in the 40’s it was Taboo for Jews to write songs using the title or word of Christmas. Irving Berlin broke the rule. most likely because he was married to a Catholic.
The Tablet left out a lot more which were in the top 10. Should be top 20. Here we go, John Marks songs were left out.

John David Marks (November 10, 1909 – September 3, 1985) was an Americansongwriter. Although he was Jewish,[2][3]he specialized in Christmas songs and wrote many holiday standards, including “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (a hit for Gene Autry and others), “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (a hit for Brenda Lee), “A Holly Jolly Christmas” (recorded by the Quinto Sisters and later by Burl Ives), “Silver and Gold” (for Burl Ives), and “Run Rudolph Run” (recorded by Chuck Berry). 

The top 10 Christmas songs written by Jews, from ‘Silver Bells’ to ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’ MORE