Adam Sandler’s “The Chanukah Song”
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s that wonderful time of year again. Hanukkah (or Chanukah), that time of year when our Jewish brothers and sisters kindle the lights on their Menorahs and get together to sing one of the most popular holiday classics ever recorded. No, I’m not talking about a traditional seasonal ditty. Rather, I am referring to The Chanukah Song, a fun, humorous song that cites Jewish celebrities, written and performed by Adam Sandler in hopes of consoling Jewish children during the Christmas season.
In the 1994 original version of The Chanukah Song, Sandler introduces the song by saying, “This is a song, that uh, there’s a lot of Christmas songs out there, but not too many about Hanukkah, so I wrote a song for all those nice little Jewish kids who don’t get to hear any Hanukkah songs.” And then he goes on to mention a slew of famous Jewish personalities, both real and fictional. Among those who are referenced in the song are Kirk Douglas, Goldie Hawn, Harrison Ford, Star Trek’s Captain Kirk and Spock, and the Three Stooges.
Watch Adam Sandler as he performs The Chanukah Song below: