Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Profile: Buck Ram


  1. Because of heavy Jewish involvement in songwriting, etc. I have read anywhere from 1/4 to 1/3 of all non-religious Christmas songs (yeah, we're not counting Silent Night here!) were created by Jews.

    You yourself noted on his profile that the entire Rudolph concept was created by the Jewish Robert May. Actually he co-created it with his songwriting Jewish brother-in-law Johnny Marks. Marks is from my hometown of Mount Vernon, NY (May is from bordering New Rochelle, though he was a Chicago dept. store CEO when the song was created) so I always joke that southern Westchester County just north of the Bronx is the "birthplace of Rudolph".

    Happy Chanukah!

  2. Supposedly (but hard to find evidence either way), Jules Bass of the Rankin and Bass team (creator of all those "stop motion" holiday shows in the 60s like "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and "Rudolph" for that matter) is Jewish. Some sources claim Arthur Rankin Jr. is too but most credible ones say he is very much goyim (very few Jews name their kids after themselves, he's a "Junior" for petes sake!)