The 9 Greatest Hanukkah References in Pop Culture

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A Rugrats Chanukah
I remember when A Rugrats Chanukah premiered back in 1996 - it was such a huge deal! The special episode begins with Grandma Minka reading a book about the meaning... more 
Photo by: Amazon
A Rugrats Chanukah
I remember when A Rugrats Chanukah premiered back in 1996 - it was such a huge deal! The special episode begins with Grandma Minka reading a book about the meaning of the holiday to Tommy, Chucky, Phil, and Lil. The babies then imagine themselves as the characters in a hilarious and surprisingly educational way. This is also the episode in which Tommy Pickles utters the epic phrase, "A Maccababy's gotta do what a Maccababy's gotta do!"
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Wed, Nov 27, 2013 4:16 PM EST

Hanukkah references are hard to come by. The holiday doesn't have a rosy-cheeked mascot to sit in malls and appear on Coke bottles all winter. There aren't too many Hanukkah songs available in our musical zeitgeist (aside from "I Have a Little Dreidel," of course). The Festival of Lights doesn't infiltrate the world of entertainment nearly as much as Christmas does, but that in no way detracts from its importance and meaning. In fact, it just makes the rare Hanukkah pop culture references even MORE memorable! The start of Hanukkah is just a few days away, so we've rounded up the 9 best holiday-themed moments from movies, television, and music to help get you in the seasonal spirit. From Maccabee Rugrats to holiday armadillos, one thing's for sure - it's so much fun-akkah to celebrate Hanukkah! -By Caitlin Morton

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