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Jewish and Irving Berlin

lot: When I learned about some of these songs, everybody knows White Christmas and a lot of people know it's Irving Berlin and a lot of people know that Irving Berlin was Jewish, according to CBC. But Sammy Cahn and Johnny Marks and Gloria Shayne Baker and Mel Torm and Jay Livingston and Ray Evans ... all wrote these wonderful Christmas songs, and I couldn't believe that nobody had actually told this story before, Charters told the Calgary Eyeopener. And that this trend hadn't really received a lot of coverage got writer/producer Jason Charters thinking. And the documentary Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas was born. My mom is Jewish and my dad is Anglican. Jewish mom, Anglican dad I grew up with these two traditions, he explained. ( As reported in the news.