Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Holiday Song Whiplash

Having Members Of The Tribe sing Christmas songs is a time-honored tradition that has made Neil Diamond one of the most beloved singers on those all-Christmas tunes radio stations. But to top even that, there can never enough Bobby Zimmerman singing holiday tunes. Warning: The video could possibly induce photosensitive epilepsy.

As for the Jewish winter holiday, for too long we have had to endure that one Adam Sandler song. But now there is a true genuine Festival Of Lights song written by none other than Orrin Hatch, the Mormon senator from Utah. Get into the true Hanukkah spirit with this song:

Eight Days of Hanukkah from Tablet Magazine on Vimeo.

I see a wonderful cross-cultural trend here. Perhaps we can get Tina Turner to record something celebrating Ramadan or Enya to write something for Tet.

(h/t to Josh Fruhlinger)


DemetriosX said...

You seem to have forgotten that Bobby Zimmerman converted (born again even!) back in the 70s. I'm not sure he really counts as cross-cultural anymore.

As for Orrin Hatch, the man actually makes money from his songwriting. He's even worked with Bono. The mind boggles. I have no idea what possessed him to write a Hanukkah song, though.

Claude said...

I keep trying to put together another post about the holiday songs that doesn't sound like a whine-fest but I can't get it together. It's weird being blocked in a specific direction.