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We need more Hanukkah music

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By Alexis Schatten, Managing Editor

Christmas music seems to have been plentiful since the dawn of time, and while it’s great for raising levels of festivity leading up to the holiday, it just doesn’t cover all of the festivities surrounding the month of December.

When you think of Christmas, there are at least 25 different songs that may come to mind, depending on your level of investment in the holiday. When you think of Hanukkah, you think of Adam Sandler’s The Chanukah Song, Dreidel Song, and Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah. Three songs. Pitiful.

Now, I’m not saying that we need to replace all of the Christmas songs with Hanukkah songs. We can all live together in harmony. We just need more Hanukkah songs. What else are the little Jewish kids supposed to bop to during the holiday season?

There’s plenty of Jewish people in today’s music industry, and this is a direct call-out post for them. Let’s make some latkes, light some menorahs and write some Jewish jams for us to sing throughout the year.

In the meantime, though, we’ll just have to blast the three songs we have, so I’ve linked one of Spotify’s two official Hanukkah playlists.

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