Five Question Friday (Sort of): December 23, 2011


Not surprisingly, no questions were listed for today. Therefore I’m doing things a little different than usual. Instead of answering five questions, I thought it would be nice for each one to share five holiday traditions that you celebrate in your home. You can elaborate if you choose, or not. You decide. Since I’m writing each day about our observances during Chanukah, I will just list five of our customs and let you read more detailed descriptions in the holiday posts that have already begun to appear here.

My best wishes to all of you during these days and holiday observances, however you choose to celebrate . . . or not! Have a great weekend and I hope to see you back here next Friday. πŸ™‚

Five of our Chanukah traditions ~

1. Lighting the Menorah each night for eight nights.

2. Eating latkes and applesauce (explanation coming soon)

3. Reading an inspirational Chanukah story after lighting the chanukiah each night.

4. Playing dreidle (explanation coming soon).

5. Learning Torah lessons for Chanukah.


Happy holidays everyone!


11 thoughts on “Five Question Friday (Sort of): December 23, 2011

  1. Wonderful idea, Cecelia. I love potato latkes and dreidles . . . I look forward to learning more about their significance.

    Our traditions:
    1. Decorating the house with Santas, Reindeer, and a Christmas Tree (or two)
    2. Singing and Listening to Christmas Carols
    3. Giving and Receiving Presents
    4. Watching movies like The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and A Christmas Carol.
    5. Eating chocolate . . . and lots of it!

    1. Thanks for participating, Nancy. I’ve enjoyed your photos of the santas, reindeer and tree. As to the chocolate, there is no such thing as “too much!” Have a wonderful Christmas. πŸ™‚

  2. Time honored traditions for the Whitts:

    1. Writing a newsletter and sending it with a Christmas card to relatives and friends./////
    2. Reading the cards and newsletters we receive./////
    3. Decorating our Christmas tree with a collection of ornaments./////
    4. Listening to Christmas CD’s./////
    5. Opening our presents one person at a time so each of us can see what the others have given
    and received.

  3. Happy Hannukah!

    Growing up in the Philippines we were one of the few homes that had a Menorah that my father brought during a family vacation we had in Israel.

    We still have the Menorah today and it always reminds me of the holiday season.


    P.S. I love latkes! My husband makes them pretty well.

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