Remixing the Holidays: Sen. Orrin Hatch pens Hannukah Hit

The senior Senator from Utah on holiday music for many faiths

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) might not be the first person you think of when you think of memorable holiday ditties, but you might have heard his latest magnum opus, a Hannukah song called "Eight Days of Hannukah." Sen. Hatch has been a prolific composer for years in his spare time – from Christian rock to patriotic ballads – but calls this song his "gift to the Jewish people." (He's Mormon.) He and his co-writer, Madeline Stone, join us to talk about their favorite Christmas songs, and how to write music for faiths that aren't your own.

Eight Days of Hanukkah from Tablet Magazine on Vimeo.

Guests:

Senator Orrin Hatch and Madeline Stone

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Contributors:

Mary Harris

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