Alright, tonight is the second night of Hanukkah, the winter holiday that isn't legally obligated to have Mariah Carey playing every five minutes, that doesn't have an old man breaking in to your house to eat your food, and that doesn't have questionable labor practices for people and animals.
No, we instead have a celebration of the rededication of the Second Temple at the beginning of the Maccabbean revolt in which the Jewish people rose up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors! And the lights of the temple burned for eight nights even though there was only enough oil for one night! A Hanukkah miracle!
At home, celebrating Hanukkah looks like lighting the menorah (each night you add a candle for the lights of the temple), playing the dreidel (it's a 4 sided top, btw, all three of my brothers cheat, I should be better at it because I roll d4s all the time and yet
), my bubbe getting Tommy and I mixed up every other conversation, seven nights of practical presents like sweaters from my parents with one night of something cool, Here, I promised Tommy these amazing jelly filled donuts called sufganiyot tonight, so if anyone's bored, our apartment is open.
Just keep an eye on your chocolate coins around Tommy.