Monday, December 20, 2010

Attention Well-meaning Gentiles

By continuing to wish me a Happy Chanukka, or worse, a Happy Holiday, you are demonstrating ignorance of my culture and calendar.

Though your tinsel wrapped celebration is still on the horizon, our holiday ended two weeks ago. The menorot have been put away, and the latkes are no longer frying. Even the Macabeats have finally vanished into the mist.

I understand that you mean no harm, that you are in fact attempting to include me in your winter carnival, but the invitation is hereby declined. Christmas is yours, not ours. We exclude you from Rosh Hashana, Passover, and the rest. There will be no hard feelings if you return the favor.

PS: Menōrah, goddamit, not Menôrah

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