Okay yeah we don't have a jolly old man who comes down chimneys and delivers presents, and no, there isn't a bunch of catchy music that starts three weeks before Thanksgiving, and sure, there may be a whopping one cheesy movie about it, but you know what Hanukkah does have? Eight nights of commemorating victory of the Maccabees over the Seleucidian Greek occupiers. It's eight because that's how many days a menorah was able to stay lit with one day of oil--so, yes, the menorah precedes the holiday itself, I went to Jewish camp for like, five summers in a row, my Hebrew is...not fantastic but I'm a nerd so I remember details.
Anyway. Eight nights of Hanukkah, eight nights of gifting (in my family it starts out lame with like, socks, one time my Bubbe gave me and Tommy monogrammed ones--for the other twin) and eight nights of spinning the dreidel. Just don't play against Tommy, he absolutely cheats. Momda,
Robodad The/A Vision, TimToms
If I magic up some latkes and magic-clean the apartment would maybe you guys come over? It doesn't have to be tonight, just sometime this week.
Tommy has no choice obviously.