A Jew’s Guide to Christmas Tunes

I do not celebrate Christmas; I am a Hanukkah kind of gal. You know…a Jew. And I love me some Hannukah. From the fried potato pancakes smothered in apple sauce to the time I spend with my family; I truly do adore this holiday.

Oh, and the gifts ain’t too bad either.

But even though I don’t celebrate Christmas, I absolutely love everything about it, too. I love walking around just after Thanksgiving and seeing all the lights and decorations go up. I love how kind and generous people are to one another (except at malls and stores). All the great food, the great sales, and, of course, my Christmas bonus!

Aye! I just love this time of year.

My all time favorite thing about Christmas, though, is the music. When I hear it on the radio I turn it up and belt it out. It is weird, I know, but enjoying the music doesn’t mean that I am suddenly all about Jesus. I just like the spirit, ok?

Maybe it is the lack of Hanukkah songs out there (I do appreciate your attempts, though, Adam Sandler) but there is something about Christmas music that totally pumps me up and puts me in the best mood. I consider myself somewhat of a Christmas Tunes connoisseur, so I thought it only fair to share my knowledge with all of you.

Consider it a gift.

So, here you have it; The Top 10 Best Christmas Songs…According to a Jew.

1. My Only Wish (This Year) – Britney Spears

2. Merry Christmas – N’Sync

3. All I Want for Christmas – Mariah Carey

4. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

5. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

6. Christmas Don’t Be Late – The Chipmunks

7. Christmas Time – Christina Aguilera

8. Baby It’s Cold Outside

9. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

10. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – Jackson 5

You should really consider making this into a handy iPod mix. It will change your life; no matter what holiday you are celebrating this season. Happy Holidays!

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