Christmas Music: Johnny Marks

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by Mary O'Connor | holiday

Who? You might say.

Johnny Marks  (November 10, 1909 - September 3, 1985) was an American songwriter. Although he was Jewish, he specialized in Christmas songs and wrote many holiday standards, including

"Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (a hit for Gene Autry and others)



"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (a hit for Brenda Lee)



"A Holly Jolly Christmas" (recorded by the Quinto Sisters and later by Burl Ives)



"Silver and Gold" (for Burl Ives)



"Run Rudolph Run" (recorded by Chuck Berry)



 

Enjoy!