So here are three Hanukkah songs for your listening enjoyment. The first is a spirited interpretation of a traditional Hanukkah song, "I Have a Little Dreidel," from the fun 2004 holiday album Barenaked for the Holidays by (who else?) the Barenaked Ladies. Next up, "Light One Candle" by Peter, Paul, and Mary. I actually just heard this song for the first time a couple days ago, but it's fantastic. I'm biased, because I love Peter, Paul, and Mary, and this song features them at their Peter, Paul, and Maryest. The chorus (the New York Choral Society, apparently) is a nice touch too, though again I'm a sucker for songs that feature choral singing. Lastly, we have an odd little number by the United States Navy Band and the Sea Chanters Chorus called "Eight Days of Hanukkah." It's incredibly strange, and the phrase that comes to mind when I hear it is, "well, they meant well..." Give it a listen, you'll see what I mean.
Barenaked Ladies - I Have a Little Dreidel (MP3, 1.2MB)
Peter, Paul, and Mary - Light One Candle (MP3, 3.7MB)
US Navy Band - Eight Days of Hanukkah (MP3, 3.3MB)
Previous Advent posts:
2003: Christmas Trees
2004: Her First Christmas Tree. And Lightning in Her Hands!
2005: The Season's Best Wishes
2006: A Christmas Poem
2007: Pen Box with Scenes from Life of Bahram Gur and the Madonna and Child
Previous Hanukkah posts:
2004: Hanukkah Menorah
2005: Happy Chanukah!
2006: Rock of Ages
2007: Hanukkah Menorah