Tuesday Playlist: Chanukah Jamz

Is Christmas music too mainstream? Has Last Christmas been stuck in your head since Black Friday? Are you not Christian? Well, you’re in luck. What you haven’t known is that Chanukah is not only the Festival of Lights, but also a Jewish Lollapalooza of excellent tunes that people of any denomination can enjoy. So forget Bing Crosby–it’s time for some tunes straight from the Promised Land.

Boogie down with Mama Doni’s Chanukah Fever. Just don’t forget your disco dreidel.

All latkes contain the same three sacred ingredients: the flour, the egg and the potato!

All latkes contain the same three sacred ingredients: the flour, the egg and the potato!

Danna Banana’s L’Vivot turns making latkes into a sensual experience, perfect for a late night with your sweetheart.

Of course, he actually wants to get paid for his music, so you can only listen to 30 seconds of the song.

Of course, he actually wants to get paid for his music, so you can only listen to 30 seconds of the song.

After listening to Hanukkah Candles, you’ll swear Kenny Ellis is the Jewish Josh Groban.

Yes, he is related to that Baron Cohen.

Yes, he is related to that Baron Cohen.

Who says Jews can’t rap? Check out My Hanukkah (Keep the Fire Alive) by Erran Baron Cohen, feat. Y-Love and Dane Ke.

This album is sure to impress anyone who comes into your Caples suite.

This album is sure to impress anyone who comes into your Caples suite.

It’s Chanukah and the lights are low… At least they are when you’re listening to Safam’s Eight Little Candles.

Of course, there are ten, if not fifty, other Chanukah songs that exist. With choices so beautiful and so varied as these, how can you not resist some sweet Chanukah tunes?

3 responses

  1. Classic Claire. Well done. But, OMG, where, oh where, did you find this “stuff”? Hillarious and horrifying all at once. And, I am sure I will need a week of non-stop carols (real Christmas carols, sorry) to get these “masterworks” out of my head.

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