Why did Jewish songwriters create so many classic Christmas tunes (but none for Hanukkah)?

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c. 2014 Religion News Service

(RNS) Christians don’t seem to mind that so many beloved Christmas songs were written by Jews, and Jews tend to reel off the list with pride: "White Christmas," "Let It Snow," "Santa Baby," "I’ll Be Home for Christmas," "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire," "Silver Bells," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Those not mentioned here could fill an album.