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Ugh! Halloween is over and it appears as though Christmas has settled in to stay – it is EVERYWHERE already! And I am not even going into it having had a nice solid dose of the Jewish holidays to sustain me since I spent Rosh Hashanah through Simchat Torah with pneumonia (and I am not talking just take a Z-pack and be okay pneumonia, we’re talking hospitalized for a couple days, out of the office for five weeks pneumonia – but don’t worry I am finally on the mend). Anyway, Christmas is exploding already and so my natural response is to start thinking about Hanukkah. My son and I went to JoAnn on Saturday to pick up some craft supplies and were very sad to not find a single Hanukkah thing amidst all of the Christmas stuff. In addition, as we were checking out the checker commented on my pretty blue glitter cardstock and then proceeded to ask what color our Christmas tree was. While I really wanted to be like WTF?! and ask why that even seemed like a sensible question, all I said was “Oh, we celebrate Hanukkah, this is the perfect color for that.” Then she was either too scared to say anything else or was trying to wrap her head around the fact I didn’t celebrate Christmas.
Despite this experience, there is some fabulous Hanukkah stuff out there already which is the inspiration for today’s post. It can go quickly so no time like the present to start your Hanukkah planning and shopping!resw