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The Chanukah Song by Neil Diamond

Album: A Cherry Cherry ChristmasReleased: 2009
  • This is a cover of a humorous song by actor-comedian Adam Sandler, in which he lists famous Jews (and a few Gentiles). Diamond's version features lyrical alterations including the change from "Tom Cruise isn't but I think his agent is" to "Tom Cruise isn't, but Jesus Christ is."
  • New Guns 'N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba produced and performs on the track.
  • Despite not being a Christmas song, Diamond included it on his Yuletide album, A Cherry Cherry Christmas as a reflection of his own Jewish faith. He explained to The Daily Telegraph December 4, 2009: "I thought I'd throw one in there for my people, too, because we always feel a little left out around this time of year. Christmas music is amazingly evocative to people of all religions and cultures."
  • The song's animated video, which celebrates the festival of lights, was created and produced by Tektoniq/Vision Films.
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