Hanukkah Songs

The one thing that I am not fond of this time of year is that there are not as many Hanukkah songs as there are Christmas songs. Don’t get me wrong, I do love me some Christmas songs but I wish I could hear more Hanukkah songs among those Christmas songs. You should know that I actually celebrate Christmas (to an extent) and Hanukkah. My mom converted to Judaism and so we celebrate Christmas with her side of the family. I was thinking about the fact that there aren’t as many Hanukkah songs and decided to do some research.

In my research, I found that there are a good amount, and more than I thought, of songs that are sung this time of year. But there are not nearly as many as there are Christmas songs. There are also different renditions of Hanukkah songs, but that doesn’t add to the count. You have the well-known songs, “Dreidel, Dreidel” and Adam Sandler’s “Hanukkah Song”. Then you have your not so well-known songs, “Eight Nights of Joy” and “Mi Yamelel”. Honestly, the former two songs are the only ones I hear this time of year which to me is unfortunate.

 

Jess

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