So tomorrow Hanukkah starts and Mr. Ashley says it would be too weird for us to celebrate it. I don't really see why. I don't care if The Jews celebrate Christmas, more power to them. I think it would be fun to light the candles and play the Dreidel and eat chocolate gold coins and get little presents. I (think I) know the story behind the whole Menorah thing and I don't think it goes against my beliefs in any way and is as likely a miracle as any other. I mean, a baby destined to save the souls of the world who was born in a barn to a virgin with three magical guys who show up with presents?? I think if that could happen then candle oil could definitely last longer than it was supposed to.
I don't see how it would be any more confusing than sending Big Kid to the Temple to learn Hebrew and celebrate Shabbat. Personally, I think The Jews deserve to be celebrated. Do you know how hard it is to find Hanukkah wrapping paper?? I got The Jew for the Chaw gift exchange last year and it was a real bitch finding a funny card or some appropriate wrapping paper. I got her a rubber ducky vibrator and some cocktail scented bath gel in case you were wondering.
Anyway, I just thought you should know that Mr. Ashley is a Hanukkah Grinch. I'm being denied my rights as an honorary Jew and I'm not happy about it. How many presents do The Jews get at Hanukkah? Because he owes me that many more Christmas gifts + some candles.
I think you could celebrate it! (How'd that gift go over? Heh, heh!)
Go for it, Ashley! We celebrate both in our house--my husband's Jewish (not practicing) and I'm Christian (practically professionally). The kids love it, and when they were younger they delighted their Sunday school teachers by sharing all they knew about Judaism. Tell Mr. Ashley that if it weren't for the Jews, we wouldn't have Christmas. Without the context of Judaism, Jesus and Christmas make no sense at all.
I have FOUR rolls of blue Star Of David wrapping paper - want some?
Hey, Jesus celebrated Hanukkah, why shouldn't you??
Me....I'm struggling with getting one set of holiday traditions down. Maybe once I've mastered the art of celebrating Christmas I can add some more holidays to the repertoire.
That's an awesome card! Reminds me a lot of the ones at this site:
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