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‘I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas…….’ Irving Berlin (Jew) Wrote The Song

An art collage from December 2016

“Christmas Snow Bride” by TMJ, AsheDina

On Twitter, it’s bla bla bla, Jews this and Jew that from Muslims, Commies and Nazis (You know, the worlds biggest losers and crying, menstruating females that have ever existed..)   Jews live rent free in unbalanced, mental, unhinged jackass’ brains.  

Christmas time is a nice time for me.  Since I consider myself to be a Jewish Christian, I have the best of both worlds.  I love Hanukkah and I love Christmas 🙂  I love certain Christmas songs.

Here is my Vintage favorite.. Just gorgeous: All in Technicolor and a saner America.

This is my favorite instrumental: (It makes me weep)

 Little did I know that many of the traditional Christmas songs have been written by fellow Jews.

10. “The Christmas Waltz,” music and lyrics by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne. “Listen to Sinatra’s version of this interestingly self-referential lyric.”

9. “Silver Bells,” music by Jay Livingston, lyrics by Ray Evans.

8. “Winter Wonderland,” music and lyrics by Felix Bernard. “Michael Feinstein was my source on this one. And I’m surprised! The lyrics involve an impromptu wedding ceremony performed by a Parson Brown. The most interesting lyrical moment is the rhyme of ‘snow man’ and ‘no, man.’ ”

7. “Santa Baby,” music and lyrics by Joan Ellen Javits and Philip Springer. “Very enjoyable song. The closest thing to a jazz song here. ‘Santa Baby, hurry down the chimney tonight.’ It adapts the conventions of Christmas songs to become a kind of love and seduction song. Eartha Kitt sings a swell version.”

6. “Sleigh Ride,” lyrics by Mitchell Parrish. “Sometimes people encounter it as a musical backdrop. On a personal note, I remember flying between the U.S. and England in the 1970s, and at Heathrow or Gatwick or JFK, you would always hear that. I had never liked it particularly, but because of the association it is very dear to me. Parrish—born Michael Hyman Pashelinsky in Lithuania—wrote the lyrics to one of the most famous of all jazz standards, Hoagy Carmichael’s ‘Stardust.’ ”

5. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” music by Buck Ram, lyrics by Walter Kent. “Like ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Have Yourself,’ this song was popular during World War II, and it appeals to a certain nostalgia and homesickness, not only on the parts of the troops abroad, but the loved ones at home.”

4. “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,” music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. “This is a great song that is sometimes overlooked when people think of great Christmas songs, in part because of the other major Berlin effort in this category, and in part because it is one of the few songs on this list that can be done come snow or shine, year in and year out.”

3. “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow,” lyrics by Sammy Cahn, music by Julie Styne. “This is my own favorite of the ‘Jingle Bells’-type Christmas song. I love the way it is used as the exit music in Die Hard.”

2. “The Christmas Song” (“Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”), music and lyrics by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells. “These first two picks are traditional Christmas songs—they mention the holiday explicitly, are full of heartfelt sentiment, and may jerk a few tears.”

1. “White Christmas,” music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. “Bing Crosby’s version is the best-selling single ever.

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 My Fav Hanukkah Song – It’s not embedding right:   See it here 
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Have a great Holy-day, friends.

Ocean & Desert

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TMJ, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, I went to California.  I live in the high desert here in Arizona, way up in the mountains and it is quiet here–bigtime.  Now, I love the ocean, the green grass, etc.   But, I really leaned something when I was in Calif:  The desert is no BS, either spiritually or physically.   For eg:  A little bush I have in my backyard is dwarfed.  Water is scarce up here, so ya can’t just water everything day in and day out.  The reason this little dwarfed bush stays so green is because it’s roots are deep.  The deeper into the earth, the more water.  

The same can be said for God.  The deeper you dig into the Torah/Tanach, New Testament, (what have you), the more colorful and deep in spirit you will be.  

In Calif, everything is there at your fingertips: Restaurants, shops, Doctors, you name it.  Everything you rely on is down the street.  Not up here in Arizona.  Many things that you want or need are not always handy.    I believe that God draws people into deserts (spiritually, even physically) to cause them to think more about life and HIM. 

In order to live in peace and joy in a desert situation, one must have peace and joy in the things of God, or one gets bored, depressed, desolate feeling–and HOT.