What Are Your Holiday Traditions?

Sarah Hedgecock · 12/24/13 02:30PM

Does your family have a weird holiday tradition? Come tell us in this post! And if you say your family doesn't have any weird traditions, we'll know you're lying.

Which Hanukkah Article from The New York Times Will Your Mom Email You?

MTanzer · 12/09/12 11:37AM

The New York Times' list of most emailed stories is the Times' favorite barometer for what's buzzing on the web. Certain things always seem to float to the top of the list, no matter if the content in the articles is actually good or not: all of Maureen Dowd's columns, stuff about summer camp, and anything that has to do with being Jewish.

Israeli Army Celebrates Hanukkah by Photoshopping the Dome of the Rock Into Oblivion

John Cook · 01/05/12 02:02PM

To commemorate Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday honoring the forced circumcision of lapsed Jews 2,200 years ago by a religious zealot (among other things!), the Israeli Defense Forces issued a little pamphlet for the troops featuring a photograph of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, Judaism's holiest site. One pesky problem: Just a few hundred yards from the Wall, and visible in the photograph, sits the Dome of the Rock, one of the holiest sites in Islam. Enter Photoshop!

National Menorah Vastly Overcompensating For Something

Seth Abramovitch · 12/21/11 12:16AM

Happy Hanukkah, to one and all! Sorry — I mean happy holidays. Actually, no I don't. I mean Happy Hanukkah! Let your Heeb flag fly! Gorge on gelt! Lose it on latkes! Spin a dreidel once, watch it fall over, get bored, and go open a present! Hanukkah comes but once a year, and lasts a fleeting eight nights, so best to enjoy it while it's here. The annual lighting of the National Menorah took place on the White House Ellipse on Tuesday evening, with first-night torchbearing duties bestowed upon none other than Director of the United States Office of Management and Budget, Jacob J. Lew. Way to count those pennies for America, Jacob Jew! I mean Lew! I mean — wait, that came out totally wrong. Wow, would you look at that gigantic menorah! That's one big menorah. Don't think I've ever seen one that big. Yup. Real big ceremonial candelabra they're oilin' up over there. Real big. [Washington Post, Photo via AP]

Top Five Gifts Under Five Cents

Adrian Chen · 12/08/11 03:30PM

The economy is crappier than a Porta-Potty at an outdoor electronic dance music festival. We've all got to pinch pennies, and the holidays are no exception. So, we present our top five gifts under five cents.

Gifts for People You Hate

Maureen O'Connor · 12/05/11 02:45PM

Welcome to Gift Guide Week at Gawker, where we instruct on how best to fritter away your hard-won dollars on meaningless tokens of consumerism, because a bastard baby was born in a pile of hay on a clear night 2000 years ago. Let's start with the people you want to cross off your shopping list: people you hate.

Vodka Billboard: 'Christmas Quality, Hanukkah Pricing'

Hamilton Nolan · 11/22/11 01:01PM

An alert reader sends us this photo of a Wodka™ brand Vodka billboard located on the West side of Manhattan, overlooking Riverside Drive. "CHRISTMAS QUALITY. HANUKKAH PRICING," it says. And there's a Santa dog, representing Christian quality, and a Jew dog, representing Hanukkah pricing, because the Jews are cheap—like Wodka™!

The Ominous Return of Dane Cook

Richard Lawson · 09/28/11 04:22PM

America's number one shirtless comedian is headed to the small screen. Also today: Good news for a Lost actress, good news for a lost actor, bad news for CAA, and challenging news for Mel Gibson.

A New Hanukkah Classic

Annie Fleming · 12/04/10 11:40AM

Just in time for Hanukkah, the video that's been burning up the interwebs: a capella group The Maccabeats sing about flipping latkes in the air to the tune of Taio Cruz's "Dynamite."

Jeff Probst Hosts Hanukkah Survivor

Morgan Barry · 12/03/10 06:00PM

Word to the wise, when you're celebrating the Festival of Lights this month just know that Jeff Probst is out there playing Hanukkah Survivor and with his candle snuff handy no menorah is safe. Oh, and he's taking presents too.