Put on your yarmulke… Here comes Chanukah

The Chanukah song has become my number one favorite of all holiday songs. Each year, it’s what I think first, when I think of the holidays. I didn’t grow up in the Jewish tradition, although my grandmother was and technically speaking, that makes my mother one, and down to me. So, I have that honor to claim. While I am in-no-way religious, I enjoy the traditions of the holidays and continue to join in the fun each and every year.

Okay
This is a song that uhh
There’s a lot of Christmas songs out there and uhh
Not too many Chanukah songs
So uhh
I wrote a song for all those nice little Jewish kids who don’t get to hear any Chanukah songs
Here we go!

Put on your yarmulke
Here comes Chanukah
So much funukkah
To celebrate Chanukah

Hanukkah 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 Dina Shore-ah
Guess who eats together at the Carnegie Deli?
Bowzer from Sha Na Na and Arthur Fonzerelli

Paul Newman’s half Jewish, Goldie Hawn’s half too
Put them together, what a fine looking 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 Supersonic-ahs
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 you celebrate Chanukah
I hope I get a harmonica
On this lovely, lovely Chanukah

So drink your gin and tonic-ah
And smoke your marijuani-kkah
If you really, really wanna-kkha
Have a happy, happy, happy, happy Chanukah

Happy Chanukah!

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For a while I was unaware of the existence of this song. I must have heard it somewhere because the guitar riff would “haunt” me every so often, in a good way. I couldn’t get it out of my head, and I had no conscious idea it actually existed as a song. I was in a weird place, cut me a little slack. Then I happened upon the video one day and was captivated. Not only the melody was enthralling but the visuals were as well. From time to time, I revisit the tune to revel in the wonders of the design itself. This is probably my favorite song of all time to both listed to and watch. I find that it motivates me to become more creative or just get up and be active.