A giant Hanukiah and a Christmas tree on display in Rochester, New York in 2018.

The following is a list of well-known pieces of music, strongly associated with the Christian holiday of Christmas, that were written or co-written by Jews.

It should be noted that the lyrics to many of the songs on the list focus on more secular aspects of the holiday, rather than religious ones. Furthermore, the lyrics to many of the songs on the list do not specifically refer to Christmas at all.

All links in the list are to Wikipedia articles.

List of compositions

Screenshot from the 1966 TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

See also


  1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer first appeared in a 1939 children's book written by Robert L. May, Johnny Marks' brother-in-law, who was also born into a Jewish family,