Just in time for the festival of lights, here are eight Chanukah books (and songs)—one for every night.
The first night of Chanukah is my favorite. With piles of delicious latkes (with apple sauce, not sour cream, thank you) and sufganiyot (deep-fried jelly donuts), there’s good reason to call Chanukah the festival of cholesterol!
If ever I were going to attempt to make my own sufganiyot, I’d use the recipe from this gorgeous cookbook.
All this oil is making things hot! Spice up your second night of Chanukah with Jodie Griffin’s erotic romance novella.
For me, peanut butter is its own food group—skip the jelly. It’s unlikely I would have made it through elementary school with nut bans. Sadly this book is now out of print, but if you have a picky eater in your family or are just looking for a fun Chanukah book for a child, do try to track this one down. This book was the catalyst for my trying latkes. (See point one.)
In the season two holiday episode of Grey’s Anatomy, McDreamy asks his operating room staff to find a Chanukah carol while he performs brain surgery on a man whose family celebrates Chrismukkah and I (and millions of others) was introduced to this very catchy song.
If you like this one, check out the rest of the album!
13 years since the last update, Adam Sandler has released a new version of The Chanukah Song. Yasher koach, Adam!
Still need a latke recipe, check out this one from The Maccabeats!
Close out the holiday with another great romance by Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, edited by Carina Press Editorial Director Angela James.
I wrote a Hanukkah romance, and I self-pubbed it: Lighting the Flames by Sarah Wendell. Happy Hanukkah! https://t.co/uLX8sFTZqS
— Sarah Wendell (@SmartBitches) December 16, 2014
Because the Chanukiyah has an extra candle called a shamash to help light the candles, we’re including one bonus song. And even though you’ll typically hear us quipping about shirtless male cover models, our final song comes from The Bare Naked Ladies.