Thanksgivukkah Pie (VIDEO)

By now, you’ve all heard about Thanksgivukkah, the first time Thanksgiving and Chanukah fall on the same day for over 100 years and the last time for another 80,000.  Seems like a good reason for a holiday video.  With the help of my incredibly talented friend Victor Paru who did all the animation, here’s my tribute to Chanukah set to a tune you might recognize.  Thanks also to Yosef Adest, Micha Liberman, and Daniel Gottesman for their help.

So I missed a few notes.  I was drunk on turkey.

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

 

Lyrics (including the second verse which didn’t make the video):

A long, long time ago

I can still remember how that oil used to last a while

And I knew if it made it eight

Then Jews would get to celebrate

And then we’d be rejoicing with a smile

 

But this year’s just unprecedented

A holiday that’s so demented

Chanukkah plus turkey

It doesn’t get more quirky

 

I can’t remember if I cried

From Jewish and American pride

My apple pie is extra fried

The day the chags collide

 

CHORUS:

So try my new Thanksgivukkah pie

It’s delicious, not nutritious, and it’s so good you’ll cry

Like soofganyot, it is super deep-fried

So don’t eat more than one or you’ll die, don’t eat more than one or you’ll die.

 

Would you like some pumpkin pie

Topped with chocolate gelt stacked really high

Cause your bubbe baked the dough

Or latkes topped with cranberry

And mashed potatoes with sour cream

We remember stories from so long ago

 

Now I know that you love Maccabees

But save some room for mac and cheese

The football game’s tonight

We can watch by candlelight, oooh

 

So wontcha sit right back, kick off your shoes

Cause it’s happy times for US Jews

So tell your friends and spread the news

The day the chags collide

 

CHORUS:

So try my new Thanksgivukkah pie

It’s delicious, not nutritious, and it’s so good you’ll cry

Like soofganyot, it is super deep-fried

So don’t eat more than one or you’ll die, don’t eat more than one or you’ll die.

 

Now the Pilgrims stood up to the Greeks

And the Maccabees threw such a feast

Or maybe I mixed up my facts

 

When we eat the dreidel, it gobbles loud

And we spin the turkey which wobbles proud

I think I’ve lost my mind, got to relax

 

Let’s appreciate this special day

With the Macy’s Hanukkah Parade

The floats are on the go

Nes gadol haya po….SHAAAAAM!

 

So gather round with all your friends

Sing Maoz Tzur until the end

And stuff yourself, I recommend

The day the chags collide

 

Thanksgivukkah




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  1. Red Cow December 17, 2013 at 5:56 am #

    Is there going to be a sequel next Thanksgivika?

  2. Benji Lovitt December 18, 2013 at 2:26 am #

    Absolutely. I’ve already started working on it.

  3. Red Cow December 18, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    That’s the way to be- go get’m tiger :)

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