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Friday, December 9, 2011

Writer's Post: Celebrate Seeson & Seedaughter

It's December, which means one more week of controlling overly excited grade schoolers who don't wholeheartedly believe in that jolly dude wearing a color that only makes him look fatter. Maybe St. Nicholas should switch his costume to black, since it's slenderizing.    

See how slender Santa looks in black!

The fat guy has been down our chimney once in twenty plus years. He dropped off three Christmas gifts that were addressed to kids with names we didn't recognize. Since we didn't know who these kids were, where to find them, or how to get in touch with the fat man, our kids kept the presents. I hope that was okay.

Santa doesn't celebrate at our house because we're Jewish. Someone once asked how we explained to our kids that Santa is anti-Semitic. However, the kids never saw it that way because we have our own celebration-- Hannukkah, Hanuka, Channakkah, Chanukah. No one knows how to spell it, and many don't know how to pronounce it either.

It's not too different from the other Jewish holidays: They tried to kill us. We survived. Let's eat. Chanukkah also means gift giving. My daughter sent me the following e-mail, which I posted on my Facebook page.

 Subject: if someone needs a hanukkah gift for me....

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In response, my other daughter sent me the following message:

Notice they each spelled the holiday in a different way.

When it comes to the holidays, I'm happy to see my kids! After all, it's the seeson... and seedaughter! Here's Adam Sandler's take on our holiday.


Jo said...

Now this is funny! And I have always wondered why that word is always spelled differently! I would go with the Chanakah...that's a cool looking word! Of course, I would then pronounce it by saying all the letters! ♥ Happy Chanakah Joyce! ♥

danneromero said...

fun post.... happy chanukah, channukkah,hannukkah,hanukkaah,hanuka... they all sound festive to me.... enjoy!

revelations said...

well that's a releif I thought I was the only one that messed the spelling up...I see your off spring is the same as mine...never short of gift sggestions..:)

Catch My Words said...

Merry Christmas to all!

The word Chanukah is translated from Hebrew. Whenever you translate a word from another language, you get many different spellings.

Anonymous said...

Fun story. Happy whatever that word is! :D

Rhonda said...

First off, my apologies for being so late in reading that I didn't know you had posted the Adam Sandler song when I ran it the the next day on Silly Sunday. Sorry. And, I never even hear "Santa is anti-Semitic" until this post. He doesn't NOT visit Jewish kids, he just only visits those who celebrate Christmas.

Jenn said...

Oh too funny...and no I don't know how to spell it!! LOL :) Adam Sandler video was great!!

Cheers, Jenn