“Oy, Chanukah, Theodore Bikel (Download)
I found this version on iTunes a few years ago, and it’s become a real favorite of mine (and my family). There’s just something about Bikel busting out this classic in two languages that’s just irresistible.
“Hanukkah Blessings,” Barenaked Ladies (Download)
BNL are a band that alternates between humorous songs and those that are heartfelt, and on this album they give their listener both. On “Hanukkah Blessings” (written by former BNL member, Stephen Page), it’s a song that gets beyond the wink and a nudge tone with which some bands treat Hanukkah. Instead, this song is one that may be kind of corny in a way, but there’s no denying that it’s heartfelt.
“Feast of Light,” They Might Be Giants (Download)
“Hava Nagila,” Dick Dale (Download)
“Give the Jew Girl Toys,” Sarah Silverman (Download)