Happy Holidays Everyone!

This year, for the first time in many years, Chanukah and Christmas both coincide with each other.

Today is the first day of Chanukah and it is also Christmas Day.


Originally, this was going to be the Chanukah holiday greeting for my blog:

Yaffa's art project.

Yaffa’s art project.

However, last night, we went to visit my sister, Raizel. We celebrated the first night of Chanukah together — we lite the candles, made doughnuts, sang songs and played with dreidels.

Traditionally, this holiday is celebrated by eating foods cooked in oil to celebrate the miracle of the oil which lasted for 8 days.  My sister is a fabulous cook and baker. She can pretty well do anything in the kitchen! I am hoping to post her recipe and the pictures later.

My sister’s neighborhood is a mix of many faiths and people from all over the world. Since it was also Christmas Eve, and she lives near a Church, everyone, Jewish and Christian, was out celebrating and immersed in the holiness of their celebration.

Just for fun, I thought I would post a few pictures.

Beautiful lights!

A view from the street.

Outside of a local church.

A different view from the inside.


Happy holidays everyone!


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25 thoughts on “Happy Holidays Everyone!

  1. Ann Coleman December 26, 2016 at 6:21 PM Reply

    Happy Holidays to you! And thanks for the photos of the beautiful lights, celebrating both Christmas and Chanukah!

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  3. Osyth December 25, 2016 at 1:42 PM Reply

    What beautiful pictures and what a wonderful picture you paint of how entirely possible it is for all faiths to co-exist, celebrate their own festivals and cherish their own beliefs side by side together. Shalom to you and Happy Holidays from me and my grateful thanks for sharing this and so many other wonderful things throughout the year on your lovely blog.

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  4. chape December 25, 2016 at 11:44 AM Reply

    Merry Christmas!!

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  5. Malini December 25, 2016 at 11:32 AM Reply

    Happy Holidays 😊

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  6. Jewish Thoughts December 25, 2016 at 10:30 AM Reply

    Just wanted to say, I LOVE THIS POST.
    Such beautiful photos!

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  7. lynne hoareau December 25, 2016 at 10:22 AM Reply

    Happy Holiday’s to you and your wonderful family. Hope you all have a lovely day 🙂 x

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  8. IreneDesign2011 December 25, 2016 at 10:01 AM Reply

    Happy Holidays 🙂

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  9. vikaherbs December 25, 2016 at 9:55 AM Reply

    Happy Chanukah!

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  10. sportsattitudes December 25, 2016 at 9:25 AM Reply

    Carol, all the best to you and yours! Sounds – and looks – like it was a wonderful night for all!

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged December 25, 2016 at 9:57 AM Reply

      It was. It was so nice to see that everyone was immersed in their own celebrations. Even the police were friendly. I thought they would be nervous that I was taking a picture of a church. Security is higher now. But, they only said, “Merry Christmas.” I guess everyone was in the holiday spirit.

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  11. SimpletoWow December 25, 2016 at 8:47 AM Reply

    Happy Chanukah to you and your dear family….

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