Browsing All posts tagged under »Hanukkah«

LBL’s Holiday Greatest Things Wish List

December 10, 2018

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Each year, Now Husband asks Life in the Boomer Lane what he can get her for Christmas/Hanukkah/Some As Yet Undiscovered Holiday. LBL always answers, “If there is anything I wanted, I would have gotten it myself, or, it’s so expensive that it would be ridiculous to spend that kind of money.” The conversation usually ends […]

LBL’s Favorite Things for Holiday 2015

December 3, 2015

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  In deference to Oprah’s Favorite Things for Holiday 2015, Life in the Boomer Lane has decided to share with you a handful of items she believes are worth spending your money on during the holiday season. And the bonus is that you don’t have to run to the mall to get them. We’ll start […]

Being Hanukkah in a Christmas World

December 2, 2015

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  Christmas used to wait patiently until the day after Thanksgiving to make its appearance. But, like all other major sports, it has dramatically lengthened its season. It now bursts onto the scene the day after Halloween, accompanied by its own music and glitter.  In the near future, Life in the Boomer Lane fully expects […]

Being Hanukkah in a Christmas World

December 14, 2014

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(I’ve written several posts over the years, about being Jewish at Christmastime. I’ve just about covered all angles and decided to give myself a break this year.  I’m re-posting an old piece. If you’ve seen it already, fee free to do something more worthwhile, like standing in an endless line at the post office or […]

The Collision of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving

November 19, 2013

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This year, the first night of Hanukkah (or Chanukah, for those able to gargle while speaking) arrives on the evening before Thanksgiving. For Jews in the US, this presents the need for a serious reordering of brain cells. Hanukkah (literal translation: The Holiday We Get, Because Everyone Else gets Christmas) has, for thousands of years […]