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Goldeneh Moments from Broadway

There Is Nothing Like a Lox: The Lost Song Parodies of Allan Sherman – While Sherman used many different sorts of humor in his songs, he is particularly known for Jewish-themed parodies. While some of the stereotypes are still current, … Continue reading

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Santa Claus Is a Black Man

When Megyn Kelly of Fox News says she wants a white Christmas, she doesn’t mean it in quite the same way Irving Berlin did. By now there have been many responses to Kelly’s rant about how Santa Claus has to … Continue reading

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Coming Down the Chimney

So, you know that Andy Williams song where he starts out singing “Happy Holiday,” but then goes into some lyrics about hanging up your sock? I’m sure you do, because it gets played constantly at this time of year, but … Continue reading

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