Thursday, November 30, 2006

A brief reminder

What with all the Christmas brouhaha going on (and I'm brou-ing and ha-ing with the best of them) I didn't want Hanukah to get lost in the shuffle. So I'm posting again the lyrics of that immortal song, "Herman the Hanukah Candle".

Herman the Hanukah Candle
had a very shiny light
and if you ever saw it
you would even say it's bright.

All of the other candles
used to laugh and call him names
they never let poor Herman
join in any Hanukah games

Then one rainy Hanukah night,
the rabbi came to say,
"Herman with your light so bright
won't you be my shamash* tonight?"

Then how the candles loved him
And they shouted out with glee
"Herman the Hanukah candle
you'll go down in history!"

Also, not to forget, The Barenaked Ladies have an excellent holiday CD with an original Hanukah song on it.

*the candle that's in the middle of the traditional menorah. On all menorahs it's placed on a higher spot than the rest. You light it first and then light the other candles with its flame.


purplekanga said...

I remember this from last year. I like it.

Coffeypot said...

I give it an 8 ½. The words are meaningful, but it’s hard to disco too.

elswhere said...

Thanks for the Barenaked Ladies tip!

Quinn said...

That BNL album is fantastic.

Also, Stan from South Park's "A Lonely Jew on Christmas"

sarah said...

I haven't heard this before: thanks!!