I didn’t waste much time this year getting into the holiday spirit. Luckily for me, I not only feel the nostalgia that naturally comes with celebrating Christmas, but I also I get to experience all the traditions of the Hanukkah holiday. I grew up in a small rural town in Virginia where everyone I knew celebrated Christmas. I can honestly say that during my childhood years, I never walked into a home during the month of December where a Christmas Tree wasn’t standing over a pile of presents and a Nativity Scene didn’t grace an evergreen adorned mantle. I knew no different. Don’t get me wrong, of course I had heard of Hanukkah and knew the basics of the holiday but I had never actually witnessed the traditions for myself.

Thanks to Eric, my Jewish hubby, my December decorations have expanded to include silver Menorahs, Stars of David, and blue lights. I look forward to cracking into gold-wrapped chocolate Hanukkah Gelt, spinning the dreidel and crossing my fingers that it lands on gimel so I can “take them all (pennies) ,” and reciting the Hanukkah blessings as the Menorah candles are lit: “Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melech…as you can see…I’m still working on this one…”

In our attempt to celebrate the month of December to its fullest, Eric and I are doing all we can to mix and mesh both traditions into one…so, I give you CHRISTMUKKAH. How do you like our YarmuClause?

5 Responses to “christmukkah”

  1. Lauren Says:

    You’re back! Soooo excited to see a new post…I LOVE the Yamuclause…you are sooo cute. I swear, Eric has THE MOST gorgeous locks…you will certainly have some beautiful babies :)

  2. Hubby Says:

    It’s the most meshugena time of the year! My parents are looking forward to you singing “Oy vey to the World” to them.

  3. Mamma Loves Says:

    I hope Eric wears the yammuclause all season long.

    Happy Chrismukkah

  4. joy Says:

    Fa, la, la, la, la, la mazeltov! Enjoy celebrating all the wonders of the season.

  5. Licia Says:

    Love the polka-dotted ornament. Did you make that one?

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