10. ‘Winter Wonderland’
This Christmastime pop standard was originally recorded by Richard Himber and his Hotel Ritz-Carlton Orchestra in 1934. The lyrics were written by Richard Smith, who was reportedly inspired by the central park of Honesdale, Pennsylvania when it was covered in snow.
The music was composed by Felix Bernard, a Jewish conductor from New York City. His other writing credits include “Dardanella” and “Painter In The Sky.”