Happy Chanukah!

Hello everyone,

Tonight begins the season of Chanukah, a Jewish holiday also known as “the Festival of Lights.” To all those out there who are Jewish, have a Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Chanukah! I myself am not Jewish, but I consider Adam Sandler’s “The Chanukah Song” one of my favorite holiday tunes.

For those who don’t enjoy Sandler’s humor, it’s not what’d you’d expect of him. Sure, he makes a few slight inaccuracies, but the flaws are far more abundant and blatant in his film comedies. Furthermore, this little comic melody makes him seem something of a witty pop culture giant, not a vulgar, off-color humorist.

So enjoy “The Chanukah Song,” which is embedded for you directly below. If you want to sing along (and yes, you will once you’ve heard it a few times), the lyrics are also below.

Put on your yarmulke
Here comes Chanukah
So much funukah
To celebrate Chanukah
Chanukah is the festival of lights
Instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights

When you feel like the only kid in town without a Christmas tree
Here’s a list of people who are Jewish just like you and me
David Lee Roth lights the menorah
So do James Caan, Kirk Douglas, and the late Dinah Shore-ah

Guess who eats together at the Carnegie Deli
Bowser from Sha Na Na and Arthur Fonzerelli
Paul Newman’s half Jewish, Goldie Hawn’s half too
Put them together, what a fine lookin’ Jew

You don’t need “Deck The Halls” or “Jingle Bell Rock”
‘Cause you can spin a dreidel with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock- both Jewish

Put on your yarmulke
It’s time for Chanukah
The owner of the Seattle Supersonicahs
Celebrates Chanukah

O.J. Simpson, not a Jew
But guess who is? Hall of famer Rod Carew- he converted
We got Ann Landers and her sister Dear Abby
Harrison Ford’s a quarter Jewish- not too shabby

Some people think that Ebenezer Scrooge is
Well he’s not, but guess who is
All three Stooges
So many Jews are in showbiz
Tom Cruise isn’t, but I heard his agent is

Tell your friend Veronica
It’s time to celebrate Chanukah
I hope I get a harmonicah
Oh this lovely, lovely Chanukah
So drink your gin and tonicah
And smoke your marijuanikah
If you really, really wannakah
Have a happy, happy, happy, happy Chanukah
Happy Chanukah

On a related note, I’ll hopefully be watching Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights today.  Not sure it’s the best way to recognize the holiday, but I haven’t seen it, and I have some fondness for Sandler.