'A Goyishe Christmas To You!'

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Despite not celebrating Christmas, Jews have historically been hugely influential on holiday music — 12 out of 25 of the all-time most-played Christmas songs were written by Jews.

Steven Blier, Co-founder of the New York Festival of Song, has turned that oddity into a cabaret-style production with his annual show, "A Goyishe Christmas to You!," at Henry's Restaurant in Manhattan.

This year is the fifth show, filled with classic Christmas tunes penned by Jews, as well as a number of parodies and original songs.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd spoke with Blier about the show, which premieres in Manhattan at 10 p.m. tonight.


  • Steven Blier, co-founder of the New York Festival of Song and arranger of "A Goyishe Christmas to You!"

This article was originally published on December 15, 2014.

This segment aired on December 15, 2014.


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