“A very sweet, engaging and celebratory documentary with heft and beauty.” — The Globe and Mail
Offbeat and irreverent, this toe-tapping musical documentary tells the story of a group of remarkable Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin and Mel Tormé, who wrote the soundtrack to Christianity’s most musical holiday.
Presenting an amazing tale of immigrant outsiders who became irreplaceable players in pop culture’s mainstream, Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas celebrates a generation of songwriters who found in Christmas the perfect holiday in which to imagine a better world, and for at least one day a year, make us believe.
52 mins / English
Director — Larry Weinstein
Category — Documentary