This is the first time in my lifetime that Thanksgiving falls during Chanukah, and it will probably be the last! The last time this happened was in 1888 and will not happen again until 2070. What is even more strange is the commonality of the two holidays. Thanksgiving is commemorating freedom and abundance; Chanukah is commemorating freedom and re-dedication. So, at the Sandler household, we celebrated both in our very own Thanksgivukkah dinner and candle lighting.
Also, We have a guest photographer for this post. Richard is actually getting used to having my camera with us and my taking images, so he asked if I was going to take pictures of our Thanksgivukkah get together. When I didn’t show any enthusiasm, he looked puzzled. I then explained to him that at every holiday, I’m never there–meaning, I’m always taking pictures and I’m never in them. Forget trying to get out the tripod and do a delayed timing shot. My family can’t sit still that long! When I put the images into the photo album, there are shots of everyone but me. He decided to remedy the situation.
Here are a few images of our one and only Thanksgivukkah!