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  1. cari says December 19, 2014

    I am loving these posts! We have a semi-complicated situation in our home- my husband was born Jewish, I was raised Catholic but converted to Judaism, yet my parents still celebrate Christmas, and our daughter will be raised as a Jew. We try to be festive in our home lots of blue and silver decorations. My husband is very against a Christmas tree, but I am allowed ornaments so they are all over my house, in bowls, vases, platters, on the mantle- you get the idea. We light the candles at our house during Hanukkah but do one special night at my in-laws. We spend Christmas with my family and enjoy it as a festive day. Our DD is 19 months so she doesn’t understand Santa yet, but our story will be that Nana and Papa have a bigger chimney so Santa will drop of all of her Christmas presents at their house.

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  2. LaurenB says December 20, 2014

    YES! What a wonderful post – I couldn’t agree more! I grew up Jewish, but my dad is Catholic. While we never had a tree in our home, we always celebrated on Christmas-eve with my aunts/uncles/grandparents on his side of the family. Now, my husband is Jewish, so our immediate home is all Hanukkah. But we will still enjoy Christmas with our extended family. Our son is only 3 months old, so Santa isn’t an issue yet – but your post has helped me with ideas for what to do when that time comes.

    (Santa always visited me as a child, but one year he brought a copy of “The Jewish Book of Why”…I still give my parents a hard time about that one!)

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  3. LaurenB says December 20, 2014

    Oh, I forgot to add: I plan on doing “holiday jammies” starting next year. Something winter themed and cozy, to be given on December 1st or the first night of Hanukkah if it comes sooner. I love the idea of Christmas jammies, and wanted to find a way to modify it for our family.

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