Merry December 25!
From Chinese food and movies to A Christmas Carol performance and a Yiddish-accented visit from St. Nick: Our collected coverage of Jews on Christmas
Life and Religion
Bring On the Plum Pudding, Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love Christmas, by Ruth Franklin
Crispy Christmas, How one woman spends her holidays, by Vanessa Davis
Unholy Ghost, How I found myself onstage singing in A Christmas Carol, by Rachel Sugar
Jewish Christmas, Why Jews eat Chinese on December 25, and how a hip Brooklyn deli is modernizing that tradition, by Marc Tracy
‘Blade II’ and Fried Rice, Christmas Eve for those who have nowhere else to be, by Janice Erlbaum
Arts and Culture
My Yiddishe Santa, Cartoonist Milt Gross’s 1927 visit from a Yiddish-accented St. Nicholas, by Marissa Brostoff
Have Yourself a Jewish Little Christmas, The top 10 Christmas Songs written by Jews, by Marc Tracy
The Grinch and I, My unnerving identification with the cuddly curmudgeon, by Jerome E. Copulsky
Moses, the hero of this week’s parasha, had his own code of silence. Like every self-respecting rapper, he understood that squealing signals a breakdown of social cohesion.