Celebrating 'Chrismukkah'
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Celebrating 'Chrismukkah'

The best (and worst) of both worlds

Celebrating 'Chrismukkah'

Coming from a family that is both Jewish and Christian isn't very complicated until it's time for the holidays. When you're a college student, it doesn't get any easier. From worrying about have to fill up your gas tank so you can get home every night to crying both tears of joy and sadness. These are the bad (AND good!) of Chrismukkah.

1. Having to debate between going to synagogue or church

This is possibly the biggest debate of the household. You spend so much time arguing whether you should attend synagogue, church, or split the time to both, that some night you end up being too late to even go. From a college student who cherishes every amount of sleep I can get, it's okay if to miss both.

2. Eating a whole bunch of sugary goods

From various shaped sugar cookies to Sufganioyt and back to everyone's favorite chocolate chip cookies, the two holidays together are one of the worst things that can happen to anyone's diet. There'll always be that one family member that brings up some sort of new diet they're trying that prohibits them from participating in the traditional festivities of stuffing your face.

3. Wearing an ugly christmas sweater with your favorite Hannukah socks

This is one of my favorite things to do during the holidays. The sweater and socks combo is the warmest (and cutest) part of celebrating the holidays. Sometimes we even have competitions as to who has the worst combo of sweater and socks.

4. Not having enough money to buy gifts for everyone

I'm pretty sure that showing up empty handed to the festivities is one of everyone's nightmares. No one likes being singled out for not bringing gifts for not giving something during the daily transaction while everyone gives them gifts. However, it still feels good to get those gifts.

5. Nightly dinners with quality food!

As a college student, there's nothing better than opening the door and smelling various spices and hearing your mom cooking up in the kitchen. (You didn't hear this from me, but I strongly believe that this is the only reason I force myself to make the nightly drive)


6. Having to endure finals while also driving back home every night

Sometimes when I'm driving home after just taking a final, I cry in the car because I know I probably just bombed that final. Then I make myself happy again by thinking about the gifts and food.

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