This was written by Johnny Marks (a Jew) who is also responsible for such popular Christmas songs as Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day and Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree.
The 2009 list of the 25 most popular Christmas songs apparently includes 13 or 14 with Jewish connection.
Do not ask me why. One thing for sure, they are jolly even if they get under Garison Keillor's skin.
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