So ever since we wrote this description for our Chanukah Carnival, I’ve had Adam Sandler’s “Chanukah Song” in my head.
See, this is what I wrote:
Grab your socks and your yarmulke, it’s time to bounce for Chanukah.
This year’s rockin’ Chanukah party will feature a moon bounce, games, crafts, treats and plenty of fun for the whole family.
Clever, but now it’s stuck. So in the interest of fairness, I thought it was only right to share his song with you:
Why does this happen? Apparently, it’s an earworm (I thought I just made that up, but it’s real, from the translation of the German Ohrwurm), and apparently women, musicians and people who are neurotic, tired or stressed are most susceptible. It hardly seems fair. I can’t help being female, And if you’re tired or stressed, it just seems cruel to add this. (I can’t play an instrument, and I like to think I’m no more neurotic than the next person…)
So I suppose I’m stuck with this on my own until Chanukah actually starts on Tuesday, December 20. For eight nights after that, the rest of the Jewish population can join me. It’s a good song, no?
And if you want to know what started it all, join us this Sunday morning—yarmulkes not required.