25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN: DAY 17

"The Best Chrismukkah Ever" The O.C. (Season 1, Episode 13)

(The bi-religious term Chrismukkah, the mixed celebration of Hanukkah and Christmas, was actually coined and popularized by this classic holiday TV episode of The O.C.)

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Seth: So what’s it gonna be huh? Your menorah or your candy cane? Hmm? Christmas or Hanukkah? Ah! Don’t worry about it buddy, because in this house, you don’t have to choose. Let me introduce you to a little something I’d like to call…Chrismukkah.

Seth: You see, for my father here, a poor struggling Jew growing up in the Bronx, well, Christmas meant Chinese food and a movie. 

And for my mom over here – WASPy McWASP – well, it meant a tree, it meant stockings and all the trimmings. Isn’t that right? 

Sandy: We’re very proud. 

Kirsten: I’m not a WASP. 

Seth: Sure, you’re not. Other highlights include eight days of presents followed by one day of many presents. So, what do you think? 

Ryan: You better pray for a Chrismukkah miracle.

Seth: I’ve got Jesus and Moses on my side, man.