Tuesday, 21 December 2004
I got a heads-up (thanks ELW!) about this great line of cards that caters to those who celebrate both Chanukah and Christmas. Finally, something substantial for the interfaith kids! Chrismukkah.com has gotten quite a bit of press. Check out the story ABC News did:
Move over, Festivus. Chrismahanukwanzakah is the alternative December holiday du jour. Or maybe you both light candles and decorate a tree, so you'd like to officially celebrate Chrismukkah this year.
This year, the 18-day-long Chrismukkah observance began Dec. 7, according to Ron Gompertz, owner of Chrismukkah.com, a Web site devoted to the celebration of the holiday. Gompertz, who is Jewish, and his wife, Michelle, who is the daughter of a Protestant minister, were inspired by an episode of Fox's "The OC" in which Seth Cohen coins the phrase describing his interfaith family's Christmas and Hanukkah traditions. "Chrismukkah is sort of the great umbrella name for describing the chaos and whimsy and excitement that goes on during the month of December," Gompertz said.