Scott Adams puts Chanukah in perspective for the Jews among us who take our laid-back very-minor holiday for granted:
The other day I was at a party hosted by some friends who were explaining how they celebrate Christmas. “We go to a Chinese restaurant and then watch a movie.”
“That’s it??” I asked, enviously.
Apparently being Jewish is this incredible loophole. You burn some candles, pretend to know something about an Irish family named the MacAbees, and you’re all set.
This is a perfect example of how my problems seem bigger than other people’s. On one hand, being Jewish means that entire countries put all of their effort into killing you. On the other hand, you don’t have to celebrate Christmas. That seems like a good tradeoff to me. I’m thinking of converting if it doesn’t require any chanting. As a bonus, I’d get to wear that little hat that exactly covers my bald spot.