In her book Rudolph, Frosty, and Captain Kangaroo: The Musical Life of Hecky Krasnow - Producer of the Worlds Most Beloved Childrens Songs (Santa Monica Press), Judy Gail Krasnow relives a life filled with music, growing up with her ditty dad who brought songs like Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman to the world.
But singing around the Christmas tree was an unacceptable act.
Krasnow says, Weve never been allowed to have a tree because were Jewish, but we sang the songs all the time. Its funny that this nice Jewish man wrote these songs that are such a part of Christmas, but we never celebrated.
Despite this, Krasnow lived an enchanted life.
She says, My reality was a fantasy world. I even call myself Rudolphs sister because my dads music was such a big part of my life.
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