Archive for December 21st, 2008

(December 21) Tonight we're celebrating . . .  The First Night of Chanukah

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

The First Night of Chanukah (Jewish)
Tonight is the start of the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, which commemorates religious freedom, national pride and the 2nd century BCE victory of the Maccabees over the Greeks. Jewish people mark this eight-day holiday by lighting the menorah, an eight-branched candelabra, and eating foods fried in oil such as potato latkes and jelly donuts.

For more info visit our Chanukah celebration – We’ve got stories, tasty holiday recipes, holiday pictures for the kids to print and color, easy crafts to make, holiday games to play, and spinning dreidels!

Chanukah on the Net

On the First Night of Chanukah 2008 My True Love Gave to Me . . . 

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

. . .  8 days of Chanukah Video Highlights and a new video every day.

We hope you’ll enjoy these fun, interesting, and we hope entertaining, holiday clips to help celebrate the holiday. Enjoy a new one each day of the holiday

A Chanukah Video Highlight

"In Honor of the First Night of Chanukah
An Interpretation Of The Chanukah Song by Adam Sandler

Remember – You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Chanukah Video page for past video highlights.

Holiday Invite: Chanukah on the Net

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Happy Chanukah! Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to share in our celebration of the Jewish festival of lights, which begins this year on Sunday December 21, 2008 (at sundown). The eight-day holiday of Chanukah, which means “rededication” in Hebrew, celebrates the victory of the Jewish Maccabees over the Greeks and the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

At Holidays on the Net, you can learn the story of Chanukah, the history of the holiday, and the legacy of the Maccabees. You can also discover why this holiday is referred to as the Holiday of Lights and other interesting Chanukah tidbits in Did You Know?

Come read all about the Chanukah traditions, including lighting the menorah (chanukiah), playing with the dreidel, and frying up festive foods like latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts). Be sure to check out our extensive collection of Chanukah crafts, coloring pages, games and recipes. And finally, don’t forget to browse through our selection of Chanukah e-cards — perfect for far-away friends and family.

We have everything you need to enjoy a festive Chanukah and we look forward to sharing our holiday traditions with you and your family.

Happy holidays from our family to yours!

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(December 21) Today we're observing. . .  Humbug Day

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Humbug Day
Yes we’ve all got one – someone we know and love who is just such a seasonal grouch! Moaning and groaning about everything.

Well today’s their day to moan and groan even louder. Oh lucky us!?!



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2008 Video Advent Calendar: December 21st

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas – Day 21

"All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey"

December 21, 2008: 04 Days Till Christmas

You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Advent Calendar each day.

link: Advent Calendar on the Net

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