8 Hanukkah Videos to Remind You How Awesome Being Chosen Is
Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustovsk a.k.a. Krusty the Clown.
This past weekend, while flipping through the tube, we were overwhelmed with the sheer volume of Christmas movies, TV specials and claymated cartoons. You can't channel surf without being inundated with splashes of red and green. ABC Family has literally dedicated its entire December programming schedule to the holiday, and if we have to see that CGI Santa pop up one more time, we are going to lose it.
Don't call us Scrooges just yet; we love Christmas specials! We cry every time we watch It's A Wonderful Life, and nothing makes us happier than Charlie Brown's pathetically magnificent Christmas tree. We just want to make sure that everyone remembers that Christmas is not the only holiday in December. Why doesn't Hanukkah get any TV/movie love?
You have to dig really deep to find a Hanukkah movie or television special that exists and even then you probably won't find it on air. But before you get your panties in a bunch over the blatant Christmas favoritism of the media, Art Attack has found eight videos to get you into the Hanukkah spirit and remind you how awesome it is to be "the chosen ones."
8. A Rugrats Chanukah
Do you remember Nickelodeon's Rugrats show? It was about a bunch of little kids exploring the world from a baby's perspective. It ran from the early 1990s through 2004. What was different about the Rugrat kids from all other children on television was that they were Jewish (Chuckie had that red-haired Jewfro). A Rugrats Chanukah told the story of the Maccabees, but from the mouths of babes.
7. Anything, Really, By Woody Allen
The master of all things Jewish.
6. Fiddler On the Roof, "Tradition"
There is no other song like "Tradition" to get you into the mood for a Hanukkah celebration. Crank it at high volume while you are frying up the blintzes and you'll be dancing the hora in no time.