The Proper Way to Accept a Gift You Hate

The Proper Way To Accept A Gift You Hate by Toulouse and Tonic

A couple of years ago, I gave my husband a Wii for Christmas.  He was very happy.  So happy in fact, that he played way into the wii hours (see what I did there?) of the night and was so focused on the TV screen, he almost burned down the house.  But more on that […]

A Jew, a Christian and a Christmas Tree

Tall Christmas trees, choosing a tree, Chrismukkah, Christmas

A certain sad-sack once rescued a forlorn tree from certain Christmas oblivion, giving it a home and a single ornament to call its own.  When Charlie Brown saw that sad, lonely tree, it spoke to him and he knew it was meant to be. This year, a tree spoke to my husband.  Just like that. […]

The 12 Days of Chrismukkah (Sing-along!)

The 12 Days of Chrismukkah song

My husband is Jewish and I’m Christian. We’ve been married for 8 years so we’ve figured out a way to make the holidays work for us. We celebrate Chrismukkah. And here for you, whether you’re an interfaith couple or not, is our very special holiday song — The 12 Days of Chrismukkah.  It’s best sung […]

Holiday Wrapping (up)

A vlog of an interfaith couple singing the 12 days of chrismukkah

I’m feeling so warm and fuzzy today.  Looks like your (sometimes) weekly newsletter will be short on the snark. Never fear.  My snark well runs deep and strong.  It’ll be back, probably by the end of this update. Last week, I got my husband tipsy and talked him into doing this:  The 12 Days of […]

The Best And Worst Thing About Chrismukkah (and win a FURBY!)

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The best thing about Chrismukkah and the worst thing about Chrismukkah? One word.  Two perspectives. Kid:  The best thing about Chrismukkah is the presents.  So many presents! Parent:  The worst thing about Chrismukkah is the presents.  So many presents! This is one aspect of combining Christmas and Hannukah that we haven’t figured out how to […]

Latke NOTkes

sweet potato latkes with bacon turn into hash browns

Since my husband is Jewish and I’m Christian, we’ve been celebrating Chrismukkah together for years now.  We like to invent new traditions to blend our holiday cultures.  This year, for the first time, I decided make latkes with a Christmas twist… Just follow the directions below to make your own delicious Chrismukkah latkes. While you’re […]

The 12 Days of Chrismukkah (and My 1st Vlog)

Merry Chrismukkah from our house to yours! The 12 Days Of Chrismukkah On the 1st day of Chrismukkah, my true love gave to me a Hannukah bush and a Christmas tree. On the 2nd day of Chrismukkah, my true love gave to me 2 dreidels spinning and a Hannukah bush and a Christmas tree. On the […]