Thanksgivukkah in The San Fernando Valley
With the paltry 1-day, pseudo-religious holiday of Halloween fast approaching, we prepare to turn our sights to the massive and horrifyingly exciting Thanksgiving-Hanukkah mashup that is Thanksgivukkah (I hear that term is copyrighted, so please don’t allow me to make any money off this post or I could be in for a world of hurt).
Some are calling it the greatest holiday celebration ever. Ever. Even bigger than the first Carmageddon! I’m trying to complete this sentence “the only thing that would make it better is if…”, but I can’t! Maybe it really is the best holiday ever!
What does Thanksgivukkah mean to those of us in the Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City and Van Nuys areas of the San Fernando Valley? Well, in the world of housing, it means absolutely nothing. The housing numbers are expected to dip, as they do every year around this time. The good news, though, is that so far, numbers have been better than they were last year at this time. Do we have Thanksgivukkah to thank? Perhaps.
The late night comedians, Pinterest and Weight Watchers are really the ones who benefit from Thanksgivukkah. I’ve created a special board on my Pinterest account just for Thanksgivukkah. Latkes with cranberry applesauce topping, pilgrim kippahs and the festive clash of autumn oranges and browns with the standard blues and whites on this year’s table-scape are just some of the creative ideas bursting forth from the Pinterest community’s loins.
A simple Google Search for ‘Thanksgivukkah’ turns up these grabby headlines:
- Hanukkah occupies Thanksgiving: Colbert hates it, Jews love it
- Gobble Tov! American Jews Ready for Thanksgivukkah (ABC NEWS)
- Chanukah and Thanksgiving mashup to create ‘Thanksgivukkah’ (Today Show)
Ok, so I guess Colbert is the only late night comedian to be embracing it, but still, we Jews finally get the spotlight on the holiest day in the American-secular year. That’s pretty neat.
Now, if you’ve read this far into my keyword-rich Thanksgivukkah post, it’s time to talk “real estate turkey brisket.” Send me a message or give me a call at (310)926-2386 and we’ll see if we can get you into a new house in time for Thanksgivukkah 2013. And if not this time, then maybe for the next one in 77,000ish years.