Every year as we decorate the house to celebrate the Christmas season, I always make sure to get my menorah and put it out on the mantle. I usually also tell my wife that we should put it in the window so people can see, but I haven’t been able to convince her yet. As our house gets all decked out for Christmas with our stockings, our Christmas tree, and our Advent wreath, I have this odd tradition of lighting the candles on my menorah during Hanukkah.
I’m not Jewish and my celebration of Hanukkah is likely a bit sacrilegious in the lax way that I go about celebrating this holiday. But I think there is something significant about the Jewish feasts and festivals and so I celebrate Hanukkah.