25 December 2008

More Honkah

Well, more Honkah, combined with Christmas. All about the equal opportunity. *snicker*

Our "theme" for the fourth night of Hanukkah combined with Christmas eve was family. We made a supper of assorted munchy type snacks and watched a couple of movies (The Santa Clause, The Clone Wars, and another I have forgotten as I was hiding out wrapping presents...if it weren't for the last moment, nothing would ever get done, right?). It was a nice evening snuggled up in the living room in various combinations of people, blankets, and movies over the course of the evening.

Santa arrive sometime overnight and left presents and ate the milk and cookies, so it made for an exciting morning. We had a sausage and egg casserole for brunch, which is a KittyDaddy tradition that we added this year. We were planning on the big traditional Christmas dinner for supper, but everyone was tired and lazy, so we will save our meatballs, lefse, and all for an evening we are all feeling better!

For the fifth night, our "theme" is celebration. I think at bedtime we will have a brief discussion of how different people celebrate the same thing differently. In some ways, Solstice, Christmas, and Hanukkah have more commonalities than differences. At the darkest time of the year, we are all celebrating light: The return of the light, the light of salvation, the miracle of light. It can be a dark and dismal time of year and we can all use a little light and hope! Our family wishes you and yours all the peace of the season, regardless of what you celebrate!


Namma said...

I like your "theme" idea for celebrating Hanukkah along with Christmas...seems like a good way to combine the belief systems. We hope you are having both a very good Christmas and a very good "Honkah." Pass the Swedish meatballs and Norwegian lefse, please! ;o)

MollyBeees said...

I love this entry! You have an awful lot of light to celebrate around you place. I can think of three little lights right off the bat! Happy Honka and Happy New Year!