Posts tagged "hanukkah"

Melancholy Christmas Songs To Wallow In This Holiday

When I’m feeling down, I like to distract myself with the happiest playlist I can find, but sometimes the only thing that helps is some miserable music to match your mood. If you feel like wallowing this holiday season, drown your sorrows in this melancholy Christmas playlist.

By: Claire Hannum / December 23, 2014

Listen To These Audiobooks On Your Flight Home For The Holidays

Now that “Serial” is over, what the hell are you going to listen to on your flight back to your family’s house for the holidays? My flight from New York City to my mom’s house is surprisingly quick, but it’s just long enough for boredom to start creeping in if you don’t come prepared with…

By: Claire Hannum / December 20, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Vintage Lover

These vintage-inspired gifts are sure to delight that friend of yours with a hardcore nostalgia streak.

By: Claire Hannum / December 17, 2014

Shalom, Is It Me You’re Looking For: Jimmy Fallon Sings #HanukkahSongs

Growing up Jewish, you don’t get the same amazing songs that surround the Christmas tree (probably because most good Christmas songs were written by fellow Jews). Jimmy Fallon realized the struggle of the Jewish people, and created a whole bunch of songs with fans to keep everyone warm around the menorah this year. Read more

By: College Candy / December 13, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Recently Dumped

Break-ups are tough enough as it is, but a heartbreak during the holiday season is particularly excruciating. Nobody wants to be surrounded by gushy holiday cheer bullshit when their heart is torn in two. Here’s what to buy for that fantastic, talented, loving, newly single friend of yours who deserves way better than her ex…

By: Claire Hannum / December 10, 2014

A Rough Guide To 16 Pass-Aggro Comments Your Mother Will Make This Christmas

The holidays means spending more time than usual with your family, which equates to an increase in those passive-aggressive comments your mother used to dole out every hour on the hour when you were growing up in her house. Moms take on a special tone when lovingly criticizing their children that leaves the victim unsure…

By: The Frisky / December 9, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Homesick Transplant

Moving away from home to a new city or country can be a great thing, but everyone misses their roots now and then, especially during the holidays. Here’s what to gift your favorite homesick transplant to keep her old home in her heart while she makes a new home in her current digs.

By: Claire Hannum / December 6, 2014

The Sexy Side Of Hanukkah

Don’t be a tease. Everyone needs a Hanukkah honey! Watch the new holiday video on Cracked…

By: Cracked / November 29, 2013

Frisky Eats: 8 Thanksgivukkah Recipes To Be Thankful For

For the first time since 1888, the first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving. Because this might not happen again until the year 79,811, we’d better play dreidel for squares of pumpkin pie and put gourd stems in our menorahs while we have the chance. Click through for some yummy Thanksgivukkah recipes for this once-in-a-lifetime…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 22, 2013

Hotties Of Hanukkah: 8 Sexy Jewish Dudes We Love

It’s almost Hanukkah time; the Jewish holiday begins on Saturday, December 8 and goes to Sunday, December 16. We think it’s about time that we celebrate the other miracle of Hanukkah — the hottest Jewish guys we could think of. Imagine if you really could decorate your menorah with Andrew Garfield, Ira Glass, Joseph Gordon-Levitt,…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 5, 2012

The Perfect Holiday Beauty Supplement For Any Good Nail Art-Loving Jew

I went to Hebrew school for three years, and every single second of it was unequivocally lame. I was, of course, really terribly behaved, because that’s the family legacy. (My dad was ejected from the same establishment for riding a bike through the halls 30+ years earlier.) But maybe if I had Rabbi Yael Buechler…

By: Rachel Krause / December 4, 2012

9 Happy Hanukkah Doggies

These pups really put the “happy” in Hanukkah. The yarmulke-wearing, payot-growing, Star-of-David sporting doggies featured here know their latkes from their blintzes and so on. As we Frisky Jews (Ami and I) celebrate the festival of lights, we wish all of you — and your pets — a great holiday season. …

By: Julie Gerstein / December 24, 2011

6 Tips For The Token Jew At Christmas Dinner

Happy first night of Hanukkah, fellow members of Tribe! On that note, I’d like to take a few minutes to talk about Christmas. Christmas dinner specifically. Whether it was due to interfaith dating or a lack of funds to travel home for the holidays, I’ve found myself at a number of Christmas celebrations. The nice…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 20, 2011

Help! He’s Terrible At Buying Me Gifts

My husband cannot shop. He’s awful at buying gifts. He tries really hard, but it’s just not his thing. One year, I got socks. Then there were the years where I got electronic gifts—fun for him, but not for me (and no woman really wants a clothes steamer as her big Christmas gift, no matter…

By: YourTango.com / December 4, 2010

The Stiletto Menorah

The stiletto menorah is a Hanukkah miracle! One pair for each night will shed us with sweet light to remind us of days long ago … when shoes weren’t as cute. [BuzzFeed]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 2, 2010

The Hanukkah Bush Celebrates My Mixed Faith

When I was in third grade, the class read a book called something like Christmas all Around the World. It taught us about Sweden’s St. Lucia Day festivities that open the Christmas season, that Santa is known as St. Nicholas in Germany, and that Hanukkah is the Jewish Christmas.

By: Erica Maxwell / December 4, 2009

Quickies!: Candy Canes Are The New Mace

A candy cane may be your only defense weapon when it comes to a holiday attacker. Thanks to this video, I no longer have to throw away that striped piece of sugar. [Asylum]
Our president-elect is looking HOT in this shirtless photo. If we didn’t like Michelle Obama so much, we’d pose as a Secret…

By: Annika Harris / December 22, 2008