This week my family and I have been celebrating Hanukkah. Here we have a tradition of seeing who’s candle will stay lit the longest. Usually, my son wins, but it was never about the competition. Being part of a Judeo-Christian home, the holidays were always about the family and the time we spent together. There’s usually a lot of good food involved, but our stories and shared memories are the treasures we store throughout the years.
In honor of the Festival of Lights, I released a Hanukkah Special on my YouTube channel, Stanford Lee Show. During the video, I talk about the history of Hanukkah and what it means to me and my family. I also bring out the flute and share some special songs, “Hava Nagila” and “Hatikvah.” If you haven’t seen it already, you should check it out. “Hanukkah Lights” is the first of a series of holiday specials, so make sure you stay tuned to watch all the episodes. Make sure you subscribe to the channel and turn on your notifications so you’ll know when a new episode comes out.
We did have to change the filming location from up in the studio to down in my living room thanks to my broken leg. But, it kind of worked out better because I was able to have that beautiful fire in the background. Who doesn’t love a warm and inviting fire? I think it added to the mood of the holiday special. What do you think?
We would have had a tree set up, although unfortunately, we had to rehome it. We have a cat. A beautiful oriental short hair who arrived all the way from Ukraine, who appears to be addicted to fake trees. The girl just couldn’t help herself from nibbling on the branches and then eventually would get sick in various places around the house. I am happy to report that the tree is now in a home safe from savage cat attacks, and our cat is no longer vomiting on our floor.
What are some holiday traditions you share with your family during this time of year? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to read all about them!
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