When I was in elementary school, my chorus teacher, riding that multicultural music wave, introduced some Hanukkah songs into our holiday concert line-up that were extremely — how do I say it? — bad.
I can't blame her. The only Hanukkah song most of the gentile (and even many of the Jewish) community knew back then and know now is "Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel." So my teacher took whatever complimentary Hanukkah sheet music she got in the mail and made do with those somber minor chords.
It didn't have to be that way. There's plenty of ... better Hanukkah music out there. You just need to know where to look (this post). Read more...More about Watercooler, Hanukkah, Holiday Music, Culture, and Music