Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Party - Hanukkah/Chanukah

So, as some of you may know, Hanukkah (or Chanukah, depending on which you use) starts at sundown tonight. And so, in honor of that and for two of my very good friends (this is for you Jessie and Vicktor!), I’ve found three of my favorite Hanukkah songs to share with you. The most (arguably) well-known Hanukkah song is the Dreidel Song (aka I Have A Little Dreidel). This is an a capella version I found sung by a Jewish group in both English and Yiddish (I’m pretty sure that’s the other language at least. If you recognize the language, let me know). It absolutely rocks, and is fun to watch.

This second video is under a minute, but it’s an instrumental, remixed version of Dreidel. The video’s also fun to watch, and apparently if you follow the dreidels, you can actually play along on a piano (if you do try this out, let me know how it goes!).

Now this third song is my favorite and probably the second most well-known Hanukkah song. For all you comedy fans, here’s Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah Song skit from Saturday Night Live.

So, which of the three is your favorite? Or is there another version you like better? I know of several others (including the South Park one), but if you know of another good one, please share in the comments!

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  1. I don't actually listen to Hanukkah songs. I've heard of the Adam Sandler one mainly because I use to watch SNL and liked his older movies. Thank you for sharing these, they were really awesome to listen to.

  2. I really enjoyed the 2nd video. The other 2 were good though. Thanks for sharing. Happy Chanukah and for every one else Happy Holidays

  3. I really liked the capella group best. Their beat box and harmony was fantastic.
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    1. I had to add it once I heard it, I'm a big a capella fan.

  4. I loved the a capella version so much, but I still have to admit that the Adam Sandler song is my favorite. It has been for years, and it will always be. I just love it, and him! But I do plan to try the Dreidel/piano out!