Hanukkah Bushes Sometimes Do Not Fall  Too Far From the Christmas Tree

Hanukkah and Christmas overlap this winter, but it is more than timing that has influenced the co-mingling of traditions.

Hanukkah and Christmas are both religious based, winter holidays but that doesn’t mean that Hanukkah is a Jewish Christmas, or Christmas a Christian Hanukkah. The origins of both are as unique as the religions that observe them. However, cultural norms, commercialization and increased secularism push them closer together than ever before.

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