Happy Thanksgiving + Hanukkah (songs + videos)

Happy Thanksgivukkah! As Thanksgiving and Hanukkah converge this year, there are naturally some songs in honor of this rare occasion. Here are a few items to enjoy as you gather ’round with family.


“Hannukah, O Hannukah (Introducing the Menurkey!).” – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

The term “Menurkey” may sound silly but the story behind its creation is awesome! A Menurkey is a turkey shaped menorah that was created by Asher Weintraub, a 10-year-old boy from New York City. Asher initially thought of the idea based on the fact that the start of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day this year. And, thanks to a very successful Kickstarter campaign (820 backers), a limited flock of Menurkey’s will proudly shine this Thanksgivukkah and beyond. You can read more about how Asher created the Menurkey at the official Menurkey site.

“Hannukah, O Hannukah (Introducing the Menurkey!)” is available for purchase on iTunes as is their recent release The Dirty socks COME CLEAN.

MrPalindrome06I Want A Hippopatomus for Hanukkah – Mr. Palindrome

Mr. Palindrome, an Australia-based kindie artist who has recently picked up lots of great press for his album Smiley Face Sticker, delivers an entertaining adaptation of the original song written by John Rox (and made famous by 10-year-old Gayla Peevey) in 1953. The video is colorful and contains the fastest spelling of Hippopotamus I’ve ever seen or heard. After you are through unwrapping your gelt and spinning your dreidels, grab you kiddos and play along with this one!

Mr. Palindrome’s Smiley Face Sticker can be heard and purchased through his Bandcamp page

picture-135Joanie Leeds and the NightlightsTofurky

Joanie Leeds talks turkey in her song “Tofurky,” a playful tune for those who prefer a vegetarian/vegan option for Thanksgiving. Leeds has a knack for producing quality videos and this one holds up in the same way. Cute video, great production value, catchy song.

“Tofurky” can be downloaded for FREE via Joanie’s Bandcamp page which can be accessed through the Bandcamp widget below.

“Tofurky” is available from iTunes. Also, be sure to check out Joanie’s video for “Family Tree,” which won her first prize in the Children’s Category of the USA Songwriting Contest.

BrownGuitUpCropSmallDidipop – Thanksgivukah Hanukkah Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

After reading a NYTimes article called “Holidays Holding Hands,” Deborah DidiPop Poppink wrote this song and had it up on YouTube in about 5 1/2 hours . The video contains tips about what to make for dinner and how the calendars collide on these two fun holidays – Hanukkah and Thanksgiving.

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