Chag Chanukah Sameach!!
Chag Chanukah Sameach! Happy Holidays! Here are some selections, not quite chai, for your Chanukah enjoyment and celebrations! Save your gelt for the dreidel because you can get all these for free!
The Acoustic Jewish Holiday Collection
Mama Doni Band (2013)
Any event is enhanced with music, and this Jewish Holiday collection has guitar, 5-string banjo, mandolin, ukulele and the Dobro, all sure to get your toe tapping.
The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming
A Christmas Story
Lemony Snicket (2007)
The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming is humorous story about a latke trying to explain how important he is to Chanukah. A perfect book to enjoy with a warm plate of latkes, applesauce and maybe even some sour cream!
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?
Jane Yolen (2012)
Boy, do these dinos fuss and fidget. They fidget during the menorah blessings, they blow out the Hanukkah candles, they write their own name on all the presents and they squeeze the Hanukkah gelt until it melts! Along the way though, they sing the prayers, share the dreidel, help with the dishes and spend time with grandparents.
Harriet Ziefert (2008)
With one Haiku for every night of Hanukkah, this is sure to become an annual favourite.
Daddy Christmas & Hanukkah Mama
Selina Alko (2012)
Gelt, Christmas trees, lighting the menorah and cookies with latkes, this is a tale of two traditions, beautifully blended. It even includes yummy recipes for cranberry kugel and cranberry kugel stuffing!
Lots of Latkes
Sandy Lanton (2003)
One of the best parts of Chanukah is latkes. Not only is this book a lovely story, but it also includes an awesome latke recipe.
Latke, the Lucky Dog
Streaming Video - Read Along (2015)
When a family rescues a dog from the animal shelter and name him Latke, they get more than they bargain for. He eats a platter of sufganiyot, he tears open presents, he chews up candles and drools on the Hanukkah gelt, but every night the family forgives him.
Streaming Music (1998)
Traditional Klezmer meets traditional Nutcracker. Includes such tracks as: Waltz of the Ruggelah, Dance of the Latkes Queens and Dance of the Dreydls.