Blending Christian and Jewish Holiday Traditions

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with a little Chicken Soup for the Soul inspiration and today I’m sharing two stories from our latest book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Blessings of Christmas. Even though the book has Christmas in the title, it really encompasses all the fun winter holidays, from Thanksgiving to Hanukkah to Christmas to New Year’s. And of course we have plenty of writers and readers who do some combination of Hanukkah and Christmas, so I thought I’d share two stories about that with you today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Start your days with inspiration and motivation from the best of Chicken Soup for the Soul and editor-in-chief Amy Newmark. There's nothing like learning from the personal, revealing stories of other people. Amy shares her favorite stories and the wisdom, advice, and easy-to-implement tips that thousands of people have shared in 25 + years of Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Tips and advice on Mondays and Wednesdays, and interviews with fascinating writers and influencers on Friend Fridays. It’s Chicken Soup for the Soul to go!