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Songs – Hanuukah


Peter Paul & Mary – Light One Candle (PBS Holiday Concert)
Written in 1982 as a pacifist response to the 1982 Lebanon War, this
song was included on their 1986 album, No Easy Walk to Freedom. This
performance is from their live 25th anniversary concert in 1986.

Barenaked Ladies – Hanukkah Blessings
Frontman Steven Page wrote this sweet melody about Hanukkah and even
includes a recitation of the Hebrew blessing for the menorah candles.

Indigo Girls – Happy Joyous Hanukkah
The Indigo Girls perform a cover of Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah.
Enjoy this catchy version released on their first holiday album in 2010.

Tom Lehrer – (I’m Spending) Hanukkah In Santa Monica
Written in the early 90’s for the Garrison Keillor’s radio show, The
American Radio Company, Lehrer created an instant classic. The child
prodigy, Harvard educated satirist’s song is sure to put a smile on your face.

Mr. Palidrome – I Want a Hippopotamus For Hannukah
A delightful parody of the 1950’s hit All I Want is for Christmas is a

Matisyahu – Happy Hanukkah
Released in November 2012, the song helped raise monies for Hurricane
Sandy relief efforts. Matisyahu performed the song just before Hanukkah
on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Kosha Dillz – Dreidel Trap with Meir Kay
The Los Angeles-based rapper gives us this hip hop holiday song
and video to light up your nights.

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