This is not a rant against decorating for Hanukkah or against making Hanukkah fun. It’s a rant against the merchandising of Hanukkah, the Christmasization of Hanukkah, and the new Pinterest-influenced Hanukah.

You can read my thoughts about it all on with “LET MY HANUKKAH GO” where I’m certain to find some dissenters. I’m ready! Hanukkah tinsel? Really? Isn’t the best part of Hanukkah that we don’t have to do all this stuff? Come over to Kveller to see what sent me over the edge.

The Over-Merchandising of Hanukkah

I snapped this picture on a recent trip to Target in Minneapolis.



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Nina Badzin is a freelance writer, an advice columnist at The HerStories Project, a book reviewer at, and a co-founder of The Twin Cities Writing Studio. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and four children.

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