Interfaith has information here about the new Lifetime holiday movie Mistletoe & Menorahs. In the movie, premiering December 7, a woman needs a crash course in Hanukkah before her Jewish boss’s holiday party and a Jewish guy wants to go all-out to impress his new girlfriend with his Christmas decorations.
Erin Gates’s Elements of Style blog is a wonderful resource for creative design and fashion ideas. Here is an image from her site that combines Hanukkah colors with a Christmas tree.
Thanks to the folks at Great Day Washington for this interview, which aired on December 24th.
Here is a link to some of the most unusual and innovative Christmas “trees” I have ever seen.
Every family creates and maintains their own Christmas Eve traditions. If your family hasn’t already settled on your Christmas Eve observances, or is looking for some new ones, here are some favorites compiled by IMom.
Thank you to Rachel Nania at WTOP for an enjoyable interview last week, and for this article on the WTOP website.
Happy Hanukkah. Here are some suggestions for celebrating Hanukkah with children of different ages (under 5, 5 and up, and tweens).
If you have ever scraped your knuckles while hand-grating potatoes for latkes, or found yourself getting tired of peeling endless potatoes, you might want to try this new recipe for latkes using frozen hash browns, courtesy of the Washington Post’s Bonnie Benwick.
Watch some of these UTube a capella versions of holiday songs that are both melodic and interesting as voices only sing the melodies, harmonize and provide rhythm.
Typically, Christmas is represented by the colors red and green, and Hanukkah by blue and white, while silver and gold are the colors that celebrate the festive holiday season. Consider how your family’s home can incorporate all these colors – a fragrant evergreen wreath or tree, holly berries, a blue and white tablecloth, lights of all four colors, a shiny menorah – are just some of the ways that your home can showcase both Christmas and Hanukkah colors. You may also want to purchase or make some Christmas or Hanukkah table decorations that you use each year at the holiday’s family meals and invite children to draw pictures that use all the colors of the season.