Christmas movies are everywhere this month, but what about Hanukkah? The Jewish holiday might not be as popular as Christmas, but there are still a few movies and TV shows that show some love for the Festival of Lights. Check out what specials you can watch and how to watch them below:
“The Nanny” Season 6, episode 10 -- Titled "The Hanukkah Seed," this episode of the sitcom blends Fran’s (Fran Drescher) Jewish traditions with Maxwell’s (Charles Shaughnessy) Christian ones. Watch the episode on TV Land on Saturday at 3:16 a.m. and 8:24 a.m. EST.
“Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja” Season 2, episodes 17 and 18 -- The animated show typically combines two episodes to air in a half-hour time slot. The first half of “Happy Hanukkah, Howard Weinerman; Snow-Klahoma!” will show Howard (Andrew Caldwell) learning the true meaning of Hanukkah. Watch the episode on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. EST and Sunday at 9:30 p.m. EST on Disney XD.
“Even Stevens” Season 1, episode 15 -- In "Heck of Hanukkah," Louis (Shia LeBeouf) accidentally destroys all of the Hanukkah gifts for his family. Then he sees an alternate universe where he was never born. The episode airs Thursday at 1:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST on Disney Channel.
“Peg & Cat” Season 1, episode 56 -- In “The Hanukkah Problem,” Albert Einstein invites Peg (Hayley Faith Negrin) and Cat (Dwayne Hill) to celebrate Hanukkah with him. PBS currently has no scheduled airings, but there are clips on the PBS Kids website.
“The Hebrew Hammer” -- This 2003 film stars Adam Goldberg as a Jewish superhero who fights crime. He has to save Hanukkah from Santa Claus’ evil son or else everyone in the world will have to celebrate Christmas. The R-rated comedy currently has no scheduled airings on TV, but it is available on Amazon Instant Video.
“Eight Crazy Nights” -- Adam Sandler’s 2002 animated film focuses on a Jewish troublemaker who is sentenced to community service during the holiday season. The PG-13 flick is available on Amazon Instant Video.
“The O.C.” Season 1, episode 13 -- In “The Best Chrismukkah Ever,” Seth (Adam Brody) introduces Ryan (Ben McKenzie) to the joys of having a Jewish father and Christian mother. However, nothing in the Cohen household can happen without drama. Seth’s love triangle comes to a halt, and Ryan has to save Marissa (Mischa Barton) from getting arrested. The episode isn’t airing on television, but it is available on Amazon Instant Video.
“Rugrats” Season 4, episode 15 -- In the special “A Rugrats Chanukah,” the babies reimagine the history of Hanukkah with Tommy (Elizabeth Daily) as Judah. They learn the history of the holiday while Tommy’s Grandpa Boris (Michael Bell) makes amends with an old rival. The episode is not airing on television, but it is available on Amazon Instant Video.
Are there any Hanukkah classics that you watch every year? Sound off in the comments section below!