Happy Hanukkah! (Or should I say Chrismukkah?)

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah, and as a mixed household (me being Jewish and my husband being Christian) we get to celebrate both holidays.

It can be difficult to combine the two, so I did some searching and found some cool Hanukkah/Christmas (AKA Chrismukkah) items that I thought I’d share!

I love these Merry Chrismukkah cards from RockCandieDesigns on Etsy!  Although, since the “m” is part of Christmas and not in the word Hanukkah, it should probably be red, not blue!  But they’d be perfect for my husband and I to send out!

Yup, this is Jewish version of a gingerbread house made out of matzah!  Probably not as tasty as a real gingerbread house, but I kind of want one!!! You order the kit from Chrismukkah and then assemble it yourself.

That’s right. . . Chrismukkah t-shirts for dogs!  They have plenty of options, but this one is my favorite: Reindeer with a menorah for antlers.

For the toddler in your life (Zazzle.com) . . .

And of course, for the book lovers, the Chrismukkah book, which according to Goodreads will allow you to learn all about both Christmas and Hanukkah, as well as ways to celebrate the two together.

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25 thoughts on “Happy Hanukkah! (Or should I say Chrismukkah?)

  1. OMG I have never heard about this!
    Well I suppose it’s normal in that kind of mixed families, and I find it fantastic!
    Here it’s different because everybodi is supposed to be Christian, even though no so much people go to church, but the bank holidays are on Christians’ dates. Last years there have been appearing a few mosques and synagogues in some cities, but not in my city, which is very small.
    And I’ve never met any Jewish, can you imagine?

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    • Well, I can be your first Jewish friend from afar! 🙂

      There are Jews in Spain, though! According to a google search (because I didn’t know this) there are 13,000-40,000 Jewish people in Spain. Maybe you will meet one, or have met one and just have no idea!

      In America, we have good amount of couples who are mixed religions, and it is a nice thing that we can all survive happily here! Although, in America, we also stick with the Christian calendar. Some Jewish holidays are school holidays, but I don’t think any are bank holidays! Those are all Christian ones as well. I worked in retail one holiday season, so I made sure to volunteer to work Christmas Eve (when we shouldn’t have even been open) so that someone could be home with their family.

      Just as a side note, are you on Twitter?

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  2. Oh no, facebook is social network enough for me. And goodreads!
    Yes, you’re the first Jew I “meet” 😀 (sorry for the mistake with Jewish-Jew-Jews).
    What kind when you offered to work that day. And yes, there must be Jewish here, of course, but you know, I live in a small town and here there’s not so much variety of people. But anyway, I’ve been baptized and all those things when I was a child, but I don’t think about myshelf (or about anyone else) in terms of religion. I don’t think I’m Christian, I don’t know how to explain. I suppose that here in Spain, the new generations are not interested in religion, and it had become less and less important. In my family, only my grandmother goes to church, and the rest of us only go when we have to go (weddings, funerals, etc).
    It’s curious, for instance, that people who never go to church decide to celebrate their wedding in a church, because it’s more traditional and romantic. You know, some people use the religion only when they are interested.
    Well, what a talk! 🙂

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  4. I loved this. As someone who was raised Catholic, then found out late in life that my roots on my father’s side were actually Jewish, I feel like I need to be respectful of both traditions. This was perfect, and very amusing as well. 🙂

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    • That’s great! And since being with my husband and combining out traditions (holidays and wedding), I have really realized how it’s really up to you how you celebrate. For instance, although you were raised Catholic, you could still, if you wanted to, celebrate Hanukkah in honor of your dad’s side. There are ways to incorporate it all, just based on how you want to do it!

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      • I have been doing that for several years now and the quieter Hanukkah traditions have been great in helping me step back from what has become the retail frenzy side of Christmas. I find I’m much less stressed about the holidays and don’t have that big post holiday let down anymore. 🙂

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