The approach of Thanksgiving yields anticipation of turkey and gravy, crunchy leaves on the ground, football on the television, and the infamous plastic cups that read, “It’s more fun at the kids’ table!,” which we adolescents have the pleasure of using every year at my family’s Thanksgiving dinner. For years, each of these things has characterized what Thanksgiving means for me.
This year is different, however. The 28th of November also just so happens to be the second night of Hanukah. This means that those of us who celebrate both of these festive holidays get hit with a double whammy; “Thanksgivukah” seems to be the official name. I’m anxiously waiting for my hero, Adam Sandler, to release a hit about the “eight crazy nights” coupled with Turkey Day. Shall he sing about turkeys wearing yarmulkes? Latkes smothered in gravy? He’s the creative genius, not me.