It’s That Time Again! Music for Hanukkah, Plus Hello Kitty Menorah!


Happy Hanukkah, Music Nerds! Tonight McDoc and I are celebrating Christmas Eve with McDoc Jr., who is visiting from Cincinnati. We also lit the Hello Kitty Menorah, as McVirgo Manor tradition requires. Then we sat down to a delicious meal of latkes and paprikash!

In past years, I’ve been thrilled to find that the Hello Kitty Menorah made it on to some rather, selective holiday lists: 5 Geeky Menorahs, Goofy Menorahs and 27 Craziest Menorahs. Hey, we’re nothing if not superlative around here!

Speaking of selective lists, here’s a sampling of music for Hanukkah. It’s a few years old, but the contents are timeless classics! Here are links to lists from past years: 2007 and 2009. Previous examples were in a classical/traditional vein, but this year’s yield is all pop and fun — though still educational; check out the historical reenactments in these videos!

“Candlelight,” performed by The Maccabeats, a men’s a cappella group from Yeshiva University:

“Miracle,” by Matisyahu

Light a candle and pass the latkes! 🙂

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