Seth: So what’s it going to be, huh? Do you want your menorah or candy cane? Hm? Hanukkah or Christmas?
Seth: Uh uh. Don’t worry about it, buddy. Because in this house you don’t have to choose. Allow me to introduce you to a little something that I like to call Chrismukkah.
Seth: That’s right. It’s the new holiday Ryan, and it’s sweeping the nation.
If you grew up watching The O.C (a million times over) like I did, then you’ll know all about Chrismukkah. Seth Cohen brought this wonderful holiday to life, as he had a Jewish father and a Christian mother. There were so many Chrismukkah miracles and so much drama… Ahh I could watch it all over again right now, but that’s besides the point.
My fiancé is Jewish and I’m Catholic so we know all about joining the holidays together. So I’m here to tell you that it can definitely be done. Rueben and I have always respected each others religions and we’ve always supported each other and celebrated each other’s special holidays.
When it comes to Chrismukkah season here is what you can do to show each other some love:
Listen. Yes, that’s my first tip. remember, this is all new to me too so all this advice has come from me figuring it out through experience. Listening and making note of what is important to the other person will help make the holiday season way more pleasant.
Know the meaning behind the holidays. No this is not just a time for gifts and eating copious amounts of food. These holidays are special in their own ways and so it’s vital to always keep that in mind.
Note that Hannukah starts on the 12th of Dec this year, so have your Menorah ready. We have two in our home, we’ve ordered our dreidels and we’re waiting for them to arrive.
Treat each other to a few holiday traditional treats. Some latkes and roast chicken; teiglach and christmas cake or some bagels and minced pies. It’s just a small but sweet way to show you care.
When you’re playing Christmas Carols, don’t forget to play some Hannukah Carols too. Yes, they do exist. (Search for Hanukkah oh Hanukkah)
Just remember to love each other and cherish these special times together. You should love each other all the time, but maybe just a little bit more because it’s the holidays! ♥
Do you celebrate Chrismukkah? Or do you have any awesome holiday traditions? Please feel free to tell me all about them in the comments below.
Thanks, VB xx