The Top 8 Ways to Make Chanukah Cooler
Chanukah has long been pushed to the periphery of the holiday season in this great land. Some people will say it’s because of fundamental differences between Chanukah, Christmas, and other mainstream holidays. They are wrong. It’s a marketing problem. Chanukah needs to be polished and represented to the masses (possibly in PowerPoint form). I don’t know who’s in charge of that, but here is a list for them to consider...8 ways to make Chanukah cool.
By Reverend Danger
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8. Move the Sabbath
The Sabbath should be on Sunday, and I’ll tell you why...with the help of Walter from The Big Lebowski. His not rolling on the Sabbath hamstrung his team, and by extension, the bowling community. Our alleys, eateries, byways and restaurants are prepared for slow business on Sunday. In the name of a healthy economy, we should consolidate our rest there.
7. Make the Menorah Rock
It’s got fire on it already, and that’s a start. Why not invoke some kind of fire breathing? Or perhaps jump a four-wheeler over it every night? Also, it should be about 10 feet tall, and the flames should be burning gasoline, not wax.
6. Editorial Consistency
Chanukah or Hanukkah? Or is there only one "k"? I’ve spelled it wrong every single time, and I’m just praying that spell check’s autocorrect knows what the hell it’s doing. Part of a successful holiday is accessibility. The 4th of July is something everybody can get behind! All you need to know is how to count to 4 and that explosions are awesome. I don’t even know how to spell Chanukkah, so how in the name of Moses am I supposed to celebrate it? Spoiler: I may just continue misspelling it to make a point.
5. Dreidel Revisions
The concept of the dreidel is an underutilized aspect of the Festival of Lights. It’s a mysterious game that involves spinning a top. I honestly don’t know much more about it, but after I asked Wikipedia, I found out that it is 1) not a drinking game 2) nothing like spin the bottle and 3) not particularly competitive. All of those things should change, and it should also be “clothing optional.”