Another Bad Idea: “Chrismukkah”

This has been in the Post several times over the last couple of days:

Chrismukkah: the holiday for interfaith families

From the site:

What exactly is Chrismukkah?
Chrismukkah may be celebrated from the 1st night of Hanukkah until Christmas Day. This year, Chanukah begins at sundown December 7th, and therefore Chrismukkah lasts 18 days! Chrismukkah is all-inclusive and non-judgmental – Saints and sinners, naughty and nice, Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, straight and gay… all may celebrate without guilt, obligation or self-consciousness. All are invited to “Spin the Dreidel” under the mistletoe. On a more serious level, Chrismukkah can help teach children of mixed heritage about rituals from both sides of their family. Most of all, kids (and grown-ups too) love Chrismukkah because there are 18 nights of presents!

Um, OK.

They do seem to be half-kidding — but come on, y’all know where the “Chris” in “Chrismukkah” comes from, don’t you?

Though in one way, I have to hand it to them. Chrismukkah is a true example of American ingenuity. We Americans are busy people. We don’t have time to piss on religious traditions one at a time! Do you know how long that would take? We’ve got things to do, places to be.

With Chrismukkah, though, we can piss on two religions at once. Multitasking! Brilliant! What a time-saver.



December 3, 2004
10:28 am

I was reminded today that the vast majority of the Jebusmas holiday celebration is basically Roman/pagan. So apart from dragging the people who gave us Christians into it (thanks a lot, guys–you couldn’t have some sort of charismatic proto-Rastafarian cult 2000 years ago, oh no), this is pretty much not pissing on the Chris- part of Jebusmas any more than the Church did back in the day.
So essentially Jebusmas is a secular holiday with some religious pollution. Put the Saturn back in Jebusmas!


December 3, 2004
10:30 am

Oh and shame about Chakakahnica, but this is pennance for inflicting Jebus on everbody. 😉
Damn monotheists.

Jason Lefkowitz

December 3, 2004
10:39 am

“shame about Chakakahnica…”
I prefer Sha-Na-Nanukkah, myself.


December 10, 2004
6:29 pm

All due to THE OC, a new obsession for many…