6 Ways for Jews to Get Involved in the Holidays

6 Ways for Jews to Get Involved in the Holidays


Samantha Behar

Staff Writer

With Christmas right around the corner, many Jews feel as though they have no place in the holiday festivities. So, The Roar came up with six ways to get in the holiday cheer, without angering your Great Grandpa Shlomo.

1. While families are nestled in their homes around their Christmas trees, take advantage of the empty movie theaters. It’s the perfect time to catch up on all the movies you have missed these last couple months —and it feels like a private screening.

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2. Secret Santa is cool and all, but Secret Judah is even better! Plus, it gives a shout out to our good friend Judah the Maccabee.

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3. Just because you don’t celebrate Christmas, doesn’t mean you can’t decorate your house for the holidays. Get inspiration from this house:

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4. Although Santa Claus has probably never visited your house, we do have Hanukkah Harry. He’ll be there bringing you the menorahs and kiddush just in time for the Hanukkah gathering.

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5. While your non-Jewish  friends are rocking out to their favorite Christmas tunes, and “you feel like the only kid in town without a Christmas tree,” put on Adam Sandler’s “The Hanukkah Song.” It’s sure to get you into the holiday spirit. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDV_reO930A)

6.  And finally the most notorious (and best) way to celebrate a Jewish Christmas: Chinese food!

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Piece of advice: Try not to get food coma.

So my fellow Jews, start your countdown. There are only 4 days left until Christmas, aka the Jewish day of movie binges and chow mein.