How Our Family Celebrates Chrismukkah

BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson | Posted 12.26.2016 | Canada Parents
BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson

The holiday season is a time that reminds us about the important things in life, like spending time with our loved ones, helping people and spreading that holiday cheer. Frank is Jewish, and I am Catholic, so growing up we had our own customs and traditions.

Coping With Cancer During The Holiday Season

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Going through cancer treatment during the holidays can completely change your perspective during what should be one of the happiest times of the year. Patients and families struggle with how they can celebrate when they or someone close to them is coping with cancer.

Thank God (And Seth Cohen) For Chrismukkah

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.26.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

It sounds like a pretend holiday. But what's real is that it helps our interfaith family celebrate ritual, tradition, family and, yes, many presents.

5 Tasty Ways To Make Your Hanukkah Happy

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Living

Hanukkah kicks off on December 24th and so begins the 8-day Jewish festival of lights (and donuts and chocolate and fried potatoes). Our favourite part of Hanukkah celebrations is all the delicious food and fun you get to enjoy. To help you get in the spirit, we've got 5 fun food and drink recipes that are sure to transform the Oy to Joy this Hanukkah!

Her Last Hanukkah Made Us Believe In Life's Little Miracles

Bernie Farber | Posted 12.11.2016 | Canada Living
Bernie Farber

Joanne's health deteriorated significantly but her mettle remained strong. She so wanted to celebrate her last Hanukkah with Jack and the family. However as she entered the palliative care unit at Credit Valley Hospital we feared this would not be.

Try These Fun And Festive Hanukkah Desserts

Rose Reisman | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

There's nothing better during the holiday season than family, friends and food. The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah begins on Sunday, December 6th. As oil is important to the story of Hanukkah, many of the traditional foods used in the celebration are fried. But not all Hanukkah treats have to be oil-laden and full of fat.

20 Hanukkah Foods To Create A Delicious Holiday Menu

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Living

There's even a "healthy" latke recipe (it does exist!).

Trade In Your Holiday Traditions For Travel

Cheapflights.ca | Posted 11.27.2016 | Canada Travel

All of it comes with a price tag, no matter which holiday you're celebrating. Have you ever stopped to think about what else all that seasonal spending can get you? Perhaps a closer look at your budget could be the key to a different type of holiday cheer. After all, if Santa gets to travel around the world for Christmas, why can't you?

Your Holiday Guide To Clutter-Free Gifts

Allison Weigensberg | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living
Allison Weigensberg

With the holidays a few weeks away the yearly "what am I going to do with all those gifts" anxiety is settling in.

Serve Up a Healthier Latke Bar This Holiday Season

Rose Reisman | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Whether it's for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah or for a fun idea when entertaining over the holidays, you have to try my idea of a potato rosti bar!

'Dr. Dreidel' Ain't Nuthin' But A 'Gimmel' Thang

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Music

Hanukkah begins today, and a San Francisco-based artist is marking the Jewish holiday with "Dr. Dreidel," a new toy that fuses hip hop and Judaism. ...

How To Decorate With Dreidels (And Play The Dreidel Game)

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Living

When it comes to symbols of Hanukkah, the dreidel gives the menorah some stark competition — and not just because it's part of a gambling game. A...

Jimmy Fallon's Hanukkah Songs Came In Like A Matzoh Ball

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Music

Tuesday is the first night of Hanukkah, and the airwaves are filled with Christmas carols. This is at least in part due to the lack of good Hanukkah t...

Why Must My Culture Take a Backseat to Christmas?

Jason Najum | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Najum

As the days inch closer to the holidays, plans are being made and schedules are being set. I'm replying to Christmas party invites, and going shopping for gifts, and organizing who I'll visit on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. But wait a second, I'm Jewish.

Poutine Latkes Are The Only Logical Dish For Hanukkah

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Living

As Hanukkah, the "Festival of Lights," approaches on Dec. 16, we think it's an apt time to celebrate the holiday's other, little-known name: the Festi...

How to Support Someone Grieving Over the Holidays

Jane Blaufus | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Blaufus

While for many the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, for others, they are dreading the oncoming festivities because they may mark the 1st, 5th or 50th season without a loved one. No matter what denomination they are or what holiday they celebrate, there is one common factor that binds all of them together: someone they loved is gone.

Stay Healthy This Holiday Season By Looking for Food Clues

Rose Reisman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

This holiday season let's try a different tactic. Be proactive rather than reactive and you won't have to worry come January. Food served at restaurants, events and parties tastes delicious and can hard to resist as it contains excess fat, sugar and sodium, yet the descriptions never sound that unhealthy. Let me be your interpreter! Here are some clues to look for when eating out to decipher those tricky food descriptions.

When Is Hanukkah This Year?

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Living

When is Hanukkah happening this year? From the evening of Dec. 16 to 24, 2014. What is celebrated during Hanukkah? It's a Jewish fest...

The Perfect (Healthier) Latkes for Hanukkah

Rose Reisman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Latkes (potato pancakes) are the most traditional foods eaten at Hanukkah. Usually latkes, are so high in fat and calories due to the excess oil. Here's my take on a Three Root Vegetable Latke that's baked and served with either light sour cream or apple sauce.

Where To Find Everything You Need For Hanukkah In Toronto

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Living

As the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah approaches at sundown on November 27, 2013, there will be people — both Jewish and not — suddenly finding themse...

How Does One Celebrate Thanksgivukkah Anyway?

CP | Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Living

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - When life gives you Hanukkah on Thanksgiving, make a menurkey. Or a turkel.That's what students at suburban Detroit's Hillel...

20 Easy Hanukkah Decor Ideas

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Living

UPDATE: In 2014, Hanukkah begins the evening of December 16, and ends on the 24th. Hanukkah might not have the high profile of Christmas, but that ...

Hanukkah 2013 Offers The Option For A Whole New Holiday

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Living

This year Hanukkah is starts in the month of November — sundown on November 27, to be exact — rather than coordinating with Christmastime, as is u...

10 Holiday Items that Are Cheaper at the Dollar Store

Jenna Em | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

If you're looking to save some money this holiday season, did you know that there are some great deals to be found at the Dollar Store? Although some items on this list may not be found at your particular Dollar Store, many of them will be! Save dollars at a time when you shop the items from this list!

'Thank You Gifts' To Give Your Hanukkah Host Or Hostess

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

Headed to a Hanukkah dinner this weekend? You're not alone. Starting Saturday, Dec. 8 and ending Sunday, Dec. 16, millions of people will be gathering...