As the U.S. becomes increasingly diverse, the country is seeing a blending of traditions around the holiday season. Some families intermarry, and others have relatives who follow a different religion or are of a different race. Having an “interfaith” holiday can be a great way to blend Christmas and Hanukkah, in order to make everyone feel comfortable and included.
Families have different options for blending Christmas and Hanukkah, depending on their personal preferences. There is no one right way to personalize the holidays.
Christmas and Hanukkah have roots in very different traditions and beliefs; however, Christmas is becoming more commercialized and less centered on religious practices. Observing both holidays can be a viable option for some families and can make the season enjoyable for all.