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Top Ten Christmas Songs By Jewish Songwriters


1.  White Christmas - Written By Irving Berlin
2.  Sleigh Ride - Written By - Mitchell Parrish

3.  The Christmas Song” ("Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire") - Written By  Mel Tormé and Bob Wells

4.  Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Written By Sammy Cahn and Julie Styne

5   I’ll Be Home for Christmas - Written By Buck Ram and Walter Kent
6   Silver Bells - Written by Jay Livingstone and Ray Evans

7   Santa Baby - Written By Joan Ellen Javits and Philip Springer

8   I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Written By Irving Berlin

9   Winter Wonderland - Written by Felix Bernard & Richard B Smith
10  The Christmas Waltz - Written By Sammy Cahn and Julie Styne


Top Ten Festive Song Trivia 

1. Mariah Carey  first performed 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' live on the Japanese leg of her 1996 Daydream World Tour, the song originally charted in 1994.

2. The Beatles have had more UK Christmas number 1's (4) than other band or solo performer. None of the tracks were Christmas songs.
3.  Britsh actress Dora Bryan released a single in 1963 titled 'All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle'.
4. There has never been a festive song at Number 1 on the billboard chart on Christmas day in the US.
5   The Spice Girls had three consecutive UK Christmas number 1's in the 1990's

6   Santa Claus is Coming To Town written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie, was first performed on the Eddie Cantor Radio Show in 1934.
7   'The Fairytale of New York' written by Shane Macgowan and Jem Finer features Matt Dillon in its video, as a New York cop leading an inebriated MacGowan to the 'drunk tank'.
8   'Winter Wonderland' written in 1934 by Felix Bernard  and Richard B. Smith has been recorded by over 150 different artists.
9  Elvis Presley's 1957 'Elvis' Christmas Album' is the biggest selling festive album of all time (19 million + sales).

10  Bing Crosby's 'White Christmas' written by Irving Berlin, has sold over 50 million singles worldwide.
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