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Holiday Exchange - Jingle and Mingle 2016


Celebrate the Holidays of Season with your Cruise Critic Friends -- Thanksgiving - Hanukkah - Christmas - Kwanza - The New Year

This forum contains posts from prior holidays since they are packed full of good cheer and great recipes!
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For the first time since 1888 Chanukah will begin on Thanksgiving, very early. This will happen again in 2070 and 2165 . Happy holidays!
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New York
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We booked our cruise and everything and never realized till just recently we would be on ship for two holidays. Going to be a great way to celebrate the holidays.
Happy Holidays!!
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#3
New York
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I'm glad you mentioned that the last time this happened was in 1888, because I just said the other day, "I don't remember it ever being THIS early".
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Canton, Michigan, USA
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We've ordered our new "Menurkey" to commemorate this event! We may have to deep fry the turkey to go with the latkes!
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#5
Philly, PA
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How about turkey stuffed with potato latkes and served with sour cream and apple sauce on the side..........WOW.
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Sweet potato latkes with cranberry apple sauce
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In the Valley, CA
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I bet there's going to be a lot of creative menu items in a month. I'm not a fan of turkey, but I'll have to try making sweet potato latkes.
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Hoping for another trip to the land of Aloha!

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Denton, TX USA
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Originally posted by thephillykid
How about turkey stuffed with potato latkes and served with sour cream and apple sauce on the side..........WOW.
That sounds great!
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#10
London, ON - Canada
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Originally posted by Plant
For the first time since 1888 Chanukah will begin on Thanksgiving, very early. This will happen again in 2070 and 2165 . Happy holidays!

Interesting information - thanks!
My daughter gave me a new Jewish calendar in September, saying, "I think there is a mistake; it shows Hanukkah begins in November - that must be wrong."

Wishing a Healthy, Happy Holiday to everyone!
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#11
NYC
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Originally posted by rjh8115
We've ordered our new "Menurkey" to commemorate this event! We may have to deep fry the turkey to go with the latkes!
Just make sure it's not frozen!
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#12
Sykesville, Maryland
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Originally posted by Plant
For the first time since 1888 Chanukah will begin on Thanksgiving, very early. This will happen again in 2070 and 2165 . Happy holidays!
very rare indeed!!

Originally posted by rjh8115
We've ordered our new "Menurkey" to commemorate this event! We may have to deep fry the turkey to go with the latkes!
and that's what the holiday is about. frying food in OIL!


happy holidays everyone!
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In the Valley, CA
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Originally posted by marco
I'm glad you mentioned that the last time this happened was in 1888, because I just said the other day, "I don't remember it ever being THIS early".
For fun, I just looked at the listings for Jewish holidays over several years, and it seems that Hanukkah has started during the last few days of November almost every eight years (more or less). And there's been times that the holiday has started as late as December 25 or 26.
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Hoping for another trip to the land of Aloha!

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Virginia
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I'm brining the turkey in Manishewitz -- my daughter found an entire Thanksgivakkuh menu. She's making the stuffing (to be baked in the oven) with challah. And I found some dreidel/Star of David pasta at Bed Bath and Beyond, so I'm going to make a lukchen kugel with that.

Also bought some new Chanukah lights today to put up with the Thanksgiving decorations.

Sounds like it will be a fun day. Since we're only half Jewish here (my half), we usually don't make a big deal out of Chanukah, but this year the grandsons will each get a gift the first night.
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#15
Florida
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Originally posted by Plant
For the first time since 1888 Chanukah will begin on Thanksgiving, very early. This will happen again in 2070 and 2165 . Happy holidays!

Actually, the next time this occurs will be the year 79,811! So do not miss this celebration, waiting for the next one.
#16
Florida
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Originally posted by Stevepse
That sounds great!
We always have grated potatoes in our turkey stuffing. Yumm!
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Thanksgivukkah

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Florida
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Originally posted by Cupcrazy
Thanksgivukkah

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Has anyone bought the Menurkey? I thought about it but didn't buy.

Debbie
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I have a wooden turkey I made in 1992 in my neighborhood craft group. I'm thinking about adding (pretend) candles to its feathers this year. I could easily drill holes on the top and use real candles, but, being wood, I don't think it would be too safe to light! I'm going to 1) the party store and 2) the craft store this weekend to see if I can find anything suitable.
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#20
Canton, Michigan, USA
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Originally posted by supersecdd
Has anyone bought the Menurkey? I thought about it but didn't buy.

Debbie
We did! It arrived last week. We can't wait to use it this year.


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