Co-wrote the classic Christmas song "Santa Baby".
Philip Springer, who Javits co-wrote "Santa Baby" with, is also Jewish.
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In a musical career spanning over 7 decades, Springer is credited in several hundred musical pieces. He has composed songs for numerous well-known singers, and continues to compose several dozen songs per year.
Composer (Allen) and writer (Stillman) of the holiday song “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays”.
Al Stillman adopted his last name as a professional pseudonym because, reportedly, it was the recognizable surname of a well-known New York banking family.
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Writer (Pola) and composer (Wyle) of the holiday song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of The Year”.
Edward Pola was Geroge Wyle’s chief music collaborator thoughout his career.
“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of The Year” was released in 1963 by pop singer Andy Williams.
Composer (Kent) and co-writer (Ram) of the holiday song “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”.
“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” was written in 1943 and sung by Bing Crosby.
The song was written to honor soldiers who had gone to fight overseas in WWII.
Co-writers of the popular holiday song
“Let It Snow!”.
“Let It Snow!” was written in 1945 during the summer heat.
Both Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn were elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.
American songwriter who created “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, “A Holly Jolly Christmas”, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “Silver and Gold”, “I hear Bells on Christmas Day”, and “Run Rudolph Run”.
Johnny Marks earned a Bronze Star and four Battle Stars as a Captain in the 26th Special Service Company during WWII.
American lyricist who wrote the lyrics for the Christmas song "Sleigh Ride".
The music for "Sleigh Ride" was composed from 1946 - 1948, and the lyrics were written by Parish in 1950.
American composer, conductor, and pianist.
Composed "Winter Wonderland" with lyricist Richard B. Smith.
Other popular songs by Bernard include "Dardanella", "The Mailman's Got My Letter", and "Painter in the Sky".
Co-composers of "Silver Bells".
Both are inductees in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
"Silver Bells" was written in 1951 for the film "The Lemon Drop kid".
The original name was "Tinkle Bells", but it was changed to "Silver Bells" because of the common connotation of "tinkle".
Co-composers of "The Christmas Song" (also known as "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire").
"The Christmas Song" was written by Wells and Tormé on a hot day in July 1945.
The song was completed in 40 minutes and became one of the most performed Christmas songs of all time.
American composer who is considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history.
Among his works are "White Christmas" and "Happy Holidays".
Irving Berlin has no 'place' in American
music - he IS American music.