It's the 2022-iest of all.
OMG, I love this so much. Thalia is a genius. We have nothing close to this awesome in our family, but my brother and I always did enjoy rearranging the creche my parents put out at Christmas when we were kids -- sticking the donkey in the manger, putting the wise men in compromising positions with Mary, etc. If I were still Christian, I'd definitley be headed for hell.
Thank you so very much for sharing your funny, artful holiday tradition! I wish we could offer something as creative (because - as you know - it is hard enough to synthesize something when the parents have two different religious backgrounds). It is even harder when all the kids are grown up. I'm just happy to let Gareth put up his tree and Christmas stuff while I get out the menorah and candles. Our big thing is Christmas crackers, which are Gareth's tradition from Wales (and used to be harder to get than they are now). This year, between the overlap and the fact that my sister's kids are spread out in three different cities, it's a little weird. But we will still have a Chanukah dinner with our daughter and the niece who lives here (and her boyfriend), followed by a Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day with just our daughter. And we'll probably crack the crackers at all three.
I love this! I think you know I'm a Christmas-y Hanukkah celebrator. I love ornaments and trees, but it's all blue and white and snowflake-themed. Santa drops by because it's fun, and we order Chinese takeout every December 25th. I also have an impressive collection of LEGO Winter Village sets which I drag out every year. If we get it together, we make latkes with our neighbors. Let's see what happens this year. :)))
Love this! We also bought our menorahsaurus from Lisa’s Etsy shop in 2015 :)
Getting ready to use it soon
Not surprised. Thalia is a brilliant creative. Absolute genius! 👏🏻