Kenny G's holiday tunes -- The Jewish musician makes a "Christmas" album

By Casey Davidson
December 23, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

There are more celebrity Christmas albums this year than Santa has reindeer. But topping the charts is Kenny G‘s Miracles: A Holiday Album (the first yuletide album to reach No. 1 since Mitch Miller‘s 33 years ago). Funny thing is, G’s Jewish. ”Christmas is a special time to get together with family and friends, and not necessarily as a religious experience,” says the sax man. ”But being Jewish, I included an original Hanukkah song to officially make this a holiday album.” So while everyone else is listening to G, what will he be listening to? ”Traditional albums from Frank Sinatra and Nat ‘King’ Cole.” Even SNL’s Hanukkah Harry would approve.