That is supposed to be David Lee Roth, FYI
It’s not like there are a ton of Hanukkah songs out there to choose from. Besides “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel”, I can’t think of many others, until Adam Sandler came along with not one, but THREE versions of the Chanukah Song (Hanukkah).
Neil Diamond (affectionately dubbed as The Jewish Elvis) shares his cover of the now-iconic Sandler tune (can we say “iconic” yet? too early???) from his album, A Very Cherry Christmas (still not enough Hanukkah hits to merit its own album).
p.s. Adam Sandler, you should come up with the 2010 version of the song STAT. I’ll even feed you a couple of new lyrics…any more and I want royalties.
“Guess who this year won’t be lighting the menorah…Drunk ass Snooki and the guidos of Jersey Shore-ah!”
“So many latkes to make us all fat…who knows how many calories…there should be an app for that!”
Ok, ok. ANOTHER HOLIDAY POST. After all, ’tis the season for that and all that jazz.
I didn’t think Hanukkah was happening this year for me for a number of reasons…
- My family isn’t here to celebrate it with me.
- My family isn’t even Jewish.
- Hanukkah is not a major holiday on the Jewish calendar. It rates big with the kids for presents and adults for latke-recipe contests, but it’s really more of a festival.
- I don’t have access to a deep fryer.
- I have to work most of the evenings this week.
So, it looked like the “Jewbie” (my self-proclaimed moniker as a recent convert to “The Tribe”) was going to be solo drinking her “vodka-tonicas” during her very first Hanukkah, which is really just wrong-ica. (Thank you, Adam Sandler.)
When I was out with my parents’ good friends (my surrogate NJ parents), Honey & David, tonight, they asked me about my Hanukkah plans. When I explained my reasons for not celebrating the holiday this year (see above), they invited me to come light the menorah at their house when I have time over the week. Apparently Hanukkah is a big deal at their home…decorations, latkes frying…I’m excited for Thursday evening (night #2).
I’m hoping we can get a serious game of dreidel going. I want the full Hanukkah Experience.
p.s. My posts may be very sporadic over the next 8 days. Lots of work and a school presentation to finish up. But I have a little present for you to tide you over: A Facebook friend shared this awesome Hanukkah remix by Jewish acapella group six13...it does the Biebs and Enrique Inglesias proud! Enjoy!
Happy Hanukkah, y’all!!! xoxo