Celebrating the Holidays Together
Chrismukkah is the way millions of people experience the December holidays together... with elements of both Christmas and Hanukkah. While you won't find Chrismukkah on the calendar, it's as real as you make it. Chrismukkah is Santa Claus and Hanukkah Harry sitting down at the bar together after a long night's schlep with a Christmas ale and a He'Brew beer. Chrismukkah is a celebration of what we have in common, not what makes us different. Chrismukkah is a state of mind for the season... a multi-cultural, mish-mash of the cherished holiday rituals we grew up with. Chrismukkah is a way intermarried families of Christians and Jews can share the holidays. Chrismukkah has no dogma or rules. It's customizable to suit the individual celebrant and their extended family. Chrismukkah is a global gumbo of flavors from all the December holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, Shabe Yalda, Bodhi Day... even Festivus.
Christmas is Christmas, but how do you spell Hanukkah?
Chanukah is a transliteration of a Hebrew word, so you'll find it spelled Hanukkah, Chanukah, Hanukah, Hannukah and Channukah. With all the attention Chrismukkah recieved last year, they've even added it to some dictionaries. Time magazine listed Chrismukkah as one of their top ten "buzzwords" of the year. Other spellings won't get you to the same place: Chrismukka, Chrismukah, Chrismuka, Chrismakka, Christmukkah, Christmukah, Christmakkah, Christmakah... Chanumas, Hanumas, Chrismahanukwanzakah... there's only one Chrismukkah.