Watch: The Wizard world gets a Hanukkah lesson in 'Fantastic Holidays and How to Explain Them'

Animator Leigh Lahav and writer Oren Mendez created this wizarding world-salute to the holiday season. Read the rest

Cards Against Humanity asks Hannukah backers whether to destroy a Picasso

The Cards Against Humanity 8 Sensible Gifts for Hannukah collected $15 from 150,000 people and converted the dough to a series of gifts, including customer CAH cards, socks, a day off for a factory's worth of workers in China's Pearl River Delta, and an original 1962 lino-cut of Picasso's "Tête de Faune." Read the rest

Cards Against Humanity's 8 Sensible Gifts for Hannukah

The company continues its amazing tradition of surprising and delightful holiday subscriptions with a $15, eight-part Hannukah mystery gift offering. I just ordered mine (I'm not missing out this year!) and answered many of the nosy questions at the end. Read the rest

Papercraft R2-D2 dreidel

The downloadable PDF pattern for making your own droidel comes from Bonnie Burton's excellent Star Wars Craft Book. Read the rest

Hannukah Ham

Mike sends us, "Photo of supermarket shelf tag advertising boneless ham as 'Delicious for Chanukah.'"

Yes, yes, I know. Some wag at the supermarket moved the "Delicious for Chanukah" sign over by the ham. But imagine what a breakthrough it would be if, through some GM miracle, a Kosher ham could be made, and then served at Channukah, perhaps with latkes (you could use the applesauce for both!). Imagine.

Unusual Chanukah suggestion

(Thanks, Mike!)

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Steampunk menorah

My pal Roger Wood, the mad clock sculptor of, really puts the "Ch" back in "Channukah" with this steampunk menorah.

(via Cribcandy)

Previously: LED Menorah for Hanukkah - Boing Boing Scooter menorah - Boing Boing Homebrew USB menorah - Boing Boing Menorahs made out of crazy old junk - Boing Boing Boing Boing: High-speed menorah made from matchsticks Read the rest