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2019 Chanukah (Hanukkah) On December 22 — Closer To Christmas Than Last 2-Years, But Still No Cigar.

by Anura Guruge


Definitely not a ‘Chrismukkah‘ as it was kind of in 2016
& for sure, for sure in 2005.


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The first night of Chanukah/Hanukkah can fall anywhere from November 27 to December 26 (Boxing Day). So, it can definitely fall on Christmas day or thereabouts. It fell on Christmas Eve in 2016 and there was much excitement — especially among those that have friends and family across both faiths.

Since it is an 8-day celebration it can still be going on at Christmas even if its start does not coincide with Christmas day per se. That would be the case this year. It will definitely span Christmas and stretch all the way close to New Year’s Eve.

That was NOT the case last year (2018) and the year before (2017). Chanukah/Hanukkah started in ‘early’ December. But, not so this year. It starts 3-days before. Close, but no cigar.

The jackpot will be in 2024 — when it will AGAIN be on Christmas Day.

Last time it fell on December 22 was in 1989 — 30-years ago.


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2017 Chanukah (Hanukkah) On December 12 — Definitely Not ‘Chrismukkah’.

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Chanukah/Hanukkah last year (i.e., 2016) being on Christmas Eve was exciting and special, a ‘Chrismukkah’ — and we were lucky enough to be gifted Hanukkah Christmas Tree Topper. See picture above.

This year it is 13-days ahead of Christmas.

In 2018 it will be 23-days before Christmas.

Then it 2019 we will again be within spitting distance, only to draw away again the next year.

The jackpot will be in 2024 — when it will AGAIN be on Christmas Day.


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Happy Chanukah, Hanukkah or ‘Chrismukkah’ — Light A Candle & Dance Around The Room.

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A Gift Of A Gift: 2nd Hanukkah Christmas Tree Topper Graces A Friend’s Tree.

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As you know I was lucky enough to be gifted TWO Hanukkah Christmas Tree Toppers — given that we do indeed have two real, 6′ Christmas trees in the house.

But, it appears that only one of them, the main one to speak, in our main dining room, is to sport the ‘Star of David‘.

Tieschan (10), the ‘Mistress of Ceremonies‘ when it comes to all things Christmas at the house, and has been as such for a number of years, deemed that she still wants a lighted angel on one of the trees.

So I gifted our second topper to a friend who lives close by and does actually celebrate Christmas with some of her Jewish friend. Neat.

A gift-of-a-gift — the best gift of all.

This is cool. This has made 3 people happy.

Happy Christmas. Happy Hanukkah (and I think that that is one Jewish holiday where ‘happy’ is not out of place).


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Hanukkah Christmas Tree Topper — Especially Germane This Year It Being A Real ‘Chrismukkah’.

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A friend of mine, somebody I used to work with at ‘Case Communications‘ (when I first came here in 1986), sent these to me. We share the same views that there should be more interfaith collegiality. I am very grateful. These were from Baltimore, Md — once bastion of Catholicism (and one could even claim the original cradle of U.S. Catholicism, the ‘Baron of Baltimore‘ a British Roman Catholic.

This year, i.e., 2016, as you now know is rather special in that the first night of Chanukah/Hanukkah falls on Christmas Eve.

But, the more I think about it the ‘Star of David‘ is the MOST apropos of Christmas tree toppings given that Jesus was born a Jew and was extremely proud of his ‘House of David’ heritage (though this has always confused me since her has, by definition, no bloodline connection with that House).

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