The Mockers, an aptly named Virginia band, has released a new song titled (There’s No War on Christmas) When Christmas is In Your Heart. The song directly contradicts Toby Keith’s “War on Christmas” but it makes the same point we have been making for a long, long time:
Lyrics include the following:
It doesn’t really matter if you use an X or C
I doubt that Jesus would have cared
They both spell ‘love’ to me
So you can wish me Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays
You’re only saying ‘peace on Earth’ in many different ways.
“I think that’s what Jesus was trying to say,” opines Gordon, who is Jewish.
“In the hallowed tradition of Jews writing, hopefully, classic Christmas songs – there are actually three Jews in the band,” says Gordon, alluding to songs stretching from Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” to Johnny Marks’ “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” and Joey Ramone’s “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight).”
Co-founder, bassist and singer Tony Leventhal and guitarist, producer and singer Robbie Rist, whose initial claim to fame was his role as Cousin Oliver in the Brady Bunch sitcom, also are Jewish.