October 19, 2013
ISN'T HANUKKAH A THANKSGIVING STORY?:
The frenzy that is 'Thanksgivukkah' (Beth Teitell, OCTOBER 19, 2013, Boston Globe)
Of all the things the Pilgrims couldn't foresee while celebrating that first Thanksgiving - Black Friday sales, SpongeBob getting his own balloon in the Macy's parade, gluten-free stuffing - we can safely add "Thanksgivukkah" to the list.Yes, Thanksgivukkah.Thanks to Hanukkah's habit of roaming the fall and winter calendar, this year the first day of the Jewish festival of lights is poised to land on Thanksgiving. The holiday pileup won't strike for more than a month, but America being America, the land of the hashtag and the merchandise tie-in, the marketing frenzy has already begun.The Jewish Mother who Channeled the Term Thanksgivukkah while commuting on Route 128 last year Quickly grabbed the Twitter handle, a Facebook page Created, and Trademarked the Word. Stephen Colbert HAS Faux-Raged about "Thanksgiving under Attack." Buzzfeed ran a Story with a Recipe for Manischewitz-Brined Turkey, and a suggestion about adorning a yarmulke with a Pilgrim's buckle. A New York City 9-year-Old Dreamed up a Turkey-shaped menorah called a Menurkey, and funded his idea with a Kickstarter Campaign. Food Trucks Their engines have started: Several Will be part of a Planned Los Angeles Thanksgivukkah Festival .
Posted by Orrin Judd at October 19, 2013 7:09 PM