It’s like you fell into a Saturday Night Live skit. Every time I hear the word Thanksgivukkah, I think of Adam Sandler singing his Hanukkah song -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUCNAnp2QAI.
Anyway, back to Thanksgivukkah. It is happening because, according to Wikipedia, it is a rare coincidence “between the lunisolar Hebrew calendar (whose dates reflect both the moon phase and the time of the solar year, and which can have beteween 353 and 385 days per year) and the Gregorian calendar. Because the calendars are not calculated the same way, Chanukah, appears at a different time each year on the Gregorian calendar.” Clear, now?
Thanksgivukkah has provided a few laughs, so it comes at a good time because the Congress is in recess, so no yuks coming from D.C. It moved Boston Mayor Tom Menino to proclaim tomorrow Thanksgiviukkah so the traditionally Irish
town of Boston has joined the fun. Oy Begorrah!
I won’t go on and on, the media are doing enough of that about the faux-holiday. Makes for nice pieces to end the evening newscast in a holiday season. Light and fun.
So, I will wish you all and Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Hanukkah. I'm a traditionalist.