Monday, December 6, 2010

Happy Holidays!

As we all know we are smack dab in the middle of holiday season - with thanksgiving just ending, Hanukkah beginning not that long ago, and Christmas in a couple weeks, what better post to have then some good/funny holiday tunes!

Enjoy this frosty weather and a couple sillty songs to get into the holiday spirit!

The Maccabeats - Candlelight
Adam Sandler - Hanukkah Song Pt. 1
Adam Sandler - Hanukkah Song Pt. 2

Lady Gaga - Christmas Tree
Alvin and The Chipmunks - The Christmas Song

Being primarily Jewish [however, somewhat Christian as well due to my fathers side of the family] I have always looked forward to Hanukkah because of the eight gifts, candles, and gelt splattered across eight long days, culminating in a family Hanukkah party at the chez de Devlin.

In looking for some funny Hanukkah songs to rival the internet phenom, Candlelight, that mimicks Taio Cruz's, Dynamite, I have stumbled upon gold. Jew gold to be exact. Gelt, if you will.

Songs in the Key of Hanukkah is a CD put out by the multi-musical/instrumental Eron Barron Cohen, brother of actor, Sasha Baron Cohen. Eron says "It’s a musical voyage that bears repeated listening both for adults and kids who will love to hear the re-workings of the songs they already know as well as the new, original tracks, Hanukkah has always been a kid-focused holiday so the challenge was how to transform the music so that it was cool and interesting for adults and yet something that the whole family could enjoy.” The CD was released Nov 2008, as we all as another CD released by ZOHAR, a groove band Eron is a member of [Zohar is an innovative four-piece music ensemble from Great Britain blends mystical middle eastern sounds with modern technology and dance grooves, while retaining a sense of spirituality].

I'm not sure if I would go as far as purchasing this CD, but I agree that it's fun to hear songs that I've known for ages, that I learned in Hebrew School when I was 5, such as Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah and Dreidel.

Ok - Let's be honest, I might, my family would love it.

1 comment:

  1. Allison, since you have such eclectic/good taste in music, it would be awesome if you made a playlist consisiting of wedding music (mainly for my benefit)! Maybe some classic 80's music, maybe some new Indie music! I know you could do something great! Just a thought...