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Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas (2017)

The amazing story of a group of Jewish songwriters who wrote the soundtrack to Christmas.

Director:

Larry Weinstein

Writer:

Jason Charters
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry Weinstein Larry Weinstein ... Narrator (voice)
Ben Sidran Ben Sidran ... Himself
Jennifer 8. Lee ... Herself
Ophira Eisenberg Ophira Eisenberg ... Herself
Rob Bowman ... Himself
Mark Breslin Mark Breslin ... Himself
Jackie Mason ... Himself
Joshua Plaut Joshua Plaut ... Himself, author of book 'A Kosher Christmas: 'Tis the Season to be Jewish'
Rob Kapilow Rob Kapilow ... Himself
Robert Harris ... Himself
Thomas Rosica Thomas Rosica ... Himself, priest, Congregation of St. Basil
Steve March Torme Steve March Torme ... Himself, son of Mel Tormé
Lisa Geduldig Lisa Geduldig ... Herself
Alan M. Dershowitz ... Himself
Mirjam Wenzel Mirjam Wenzel ... Herself, director of the Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt
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Storyline

"White Christmas," "Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer," and "Do you Hear What I Hear," these popular holiday songs and many others have created the essential music to modern Christmas. Many of them were also created by predominately Jewish composers like Irving Berlin, cultural outsiders in a Western culture who sought to make a living by writing to appeal to the majority audience that too often not accepted them. This film explores the lives of these creative masters, their creations and the culture they shared with dramatized musical performances at a Chinese restaurant with a Jewish clientele on Christmas Day. Thus illustrated, a story is told of how these musical outsiders created in song a secular conception of a Christian holiday that could welcome all peoples by celebrating values and hope far beyond religious differences. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jews Who Wrote Christmas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Riddle Films Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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