Johnny Marks ~ Christmas Countdown

Sunday, December 20, 2020 by Mary O'Connor | Christmas

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)