Good Morning Gentle Readers,
I meant to post this on the eighth day of Hanukkah, but it was early this year.
As a school kid, I was crazy for this cute little Jewish girl, except I didn't know she was Jewish or even what that meant. When we came back from Christmas Vacation, er, ah, I mean Winter Break that year I asked her about her Christmas gifts. A puzzled look crossed her face and she simply said that she didn't do Christmas. That confused more than enlightened. Kids don't always understand mad crushes or the subtle distinctions that delineate things in the real world.
I suppose that my parents meant well as they explained that Jan lit the Menorah and well, what if you grow up, fall in love, and have kids? What ever will you do? On the the bright side, they were relieved she wasn't Catholic.
Decades later, in a bit of irony, my cousin (Mr Macintosh) married a lovely Jewish girl, had kids, and they worked it out. Pretty sure they light the Menorah and the Christmas tree.
That said, for some inexplicable reason, this video brings my dear Mrs TWC a disproportionate amount of enjoyment. White Christmas? Meh. Run, Run, Reindeer? Just OK. Adam Sandler? Whole 'nother thing. Might be her favorite Christmas song.
Can't see it? Look here.