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Christmas and Hanukah

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Christmas and Hanukah

Christmas and Hanukkah

Though

from different religions, Christmas and Hanukkah also known as the festival of lights in modern day

America have become quite similar. In case you

didn't know Hanukkah is about a a lamp that

was in a ruined church it

only had enough fuel to burn for one day but it lasted eight, and

Christmas is a holiday that celebrates the birth of Christ. They

both have

become commercialized. The way they are treated, and even

the holidays themselves have even been changed in meaning. Though

they are from different religions

both holidays support similar

values and customs.

When

someone asks you how was your Christmas or Hanukkah some people reply

by telling what they got and how they liked it. For many, the

holidays are just

about gifts and not the spiritual meaning any more.

Approximately $474.5 billion was spent on holiday related expenses

last year, that’s a lot. How many commercials

have you seen that

are Christmas themed? This is one place where they differ

commercially, Christmas is much more mainstream a reasonable

fraction of the money

spent on Christmas gifts is spent by

non-Christians. In fact the ' mascot' of Christmas is Santa a fat

man who gives gifts and is used to get people to buy things. For

some

people the holidays are just an excuse to spend money.

Both

holidays are not what they used to be they have been changed and

twisted from there original meanings. Apart from what many people

believe about Hanukkah

based on the way it is treated, it is not that

major of a Jewish holiday. It is important, yes, but the only reason

there is such a big deal is because it is around the

same time as

Christmas. Christmas on the other hand is at the date it is only to

squash out another religious holiday. Christ was actually born in

spring but the church

put

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