Celebrating Christmukkah? Ideas for Your Celebration

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  • For little hands that are too tiny to light a menorah, there’s this adorable minimalist Menorah Puzzle to help them celebrate right along with the grown-ups. I especially love the bright, solid colors and 3D shape; it packs a sensory punch for babies and toddlers and can double as a kids’ menorah as they grow.

Photo Credit: Williams & Sonoma.

  • Perfect for the cook in your family or just while you prep Seder yourself, this menorah spatula from Williams & Sonoma and these Hanukkah nesting bowls at Target make me giggle with delight. I love me some kitsch in a holiday kitchen, and these just do it for me. Pro tip: Use them to make this rugelach recipe from not-quite-kosher holiday queen Martha Stewart, but swap out the brown sugar for raspberry preserves and thank me later.

  • Actually, these Star of David canapé plates from West Elm would be perfect to serve your rugelach on to guests … and they would float right on to your Christmas table as well.

  • What would Hanukkah be without a dreidel? This paint-your-own dreidel craft kit is perfect for kids of all ages (and their adult counterparts) to personalize and play with. I think it would be really cute to make them every year as markers of your family’s holiday celebrations, and then use a piece of ribbon to make them into ornaments for your Christmas tree (or Hanukkah bush, whichever).

  • This is probably the most important thing on this list: The best accessory for Christmukkah you can have is your friends and family. Spend time with the ones you love, celebrate a season of gratitude, blessings, and good will, and create new traditions that celebrate the kindness and light of the human spirit. Because for this blended family, that’s what it’s really all about – celebrating love and acceptance. (But as a bonus, this Lemony Snicket book might also be awesome.)

Happy Christmukkah!


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