Thank you to VeryWell Family for featuring Eight Candles and a Tree in their “best holiday books for children.”
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Thank you to Sheperd for inviting me to recommend picture books about celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah. Check out my recommendations and their website.
Children of Intermarriage
This article discusses some of the findings of a recent Pew Research study on the children of intermarriages. Here is a link to the 2020 Pew Research study. Scroll down to the section “Intermarriage and Child Rearing” for specifics.
Hanukkah: The Basics
Thanks to 18 Doors for this guide to Hanukkah – everything you may want to know about the holiday and more. 18 Doors has many other resources for interfaith families.
Interfaith’s Guide to Hanukkah
Interfaith is a good resource for parents who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah. Here’s a link to their Hanukkah guide.
Christmas Tree for a Jewish Mom?
Today’s New York Times features this article about a Jewish mom who changed her reaction to her sons having a Christmas Tree over the holidays. (Here’s the link, just in case. My Jewish Sons Have a Christmas Tree, and I Need to Deal
Mistletoe and Menorahs Movie
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.
Interfaith Christmas Tree
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.
Great Day Washington
Thanks to the folks at Great Day Washington for this interview, which aired on December 24th.
Creative Christmas Trees
Here is a link to some of the most unusual and innovative Christmas “trees” I have ever seen.