Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

Bud Watch Party ~ Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 12:00am
Saturday, December 17, 2022 - 12:00am
Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 12:00am
Monday, December 19, 2022 - 12:00am
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 12:00am
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - 12:00am
Thursday, December 22, 2022 - 12:00am
Friday, December 23, 2022 - 12:00am
Saturday, December 24, 2022 - 12:00am
Sunday, December 25, 2022 - 12:00am
Monday, December 26, 2022 - 12:00am
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A musical documentary for the holiday season about a group of Jewish songwriters who wrote the soundtrack to Christmas

Set almost entirely in a Chinese restaurant, Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas is an offbeat, irreverent musical documentary that tells the story of a group of Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Gloria Shayne Baker and Johnny Marks, who wrote the soundtrack to Christianity’s most musical holiday.

It’s an amazing tale of immigrant outsiders who became irreplaceable players in pop culture’s mainstream - a generation of songwriters who found in Christmas the perfect holiday in which to imagine a better world, and for at least one day a year, make us believe in it. Nominated for an International Emmy Award and winner of the Czech Crystal Award.

Stream the 52-minute film at the link. Log on to Kanopy to watch for free with your library card.


Run Time: 

52 min.

About Bud's Watch Party

In addition to our in-person film screenings in Library Hall, Bud Werner Library continues to spearhead special opportunities to view hot documentaries at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy watching these thoughtful films, then come together for community conversations to share the experience.