As you may or mayn’t noticed, I am a Jewish woman living in a predominantly Christian house. I find it hard sometimes to stay afloat in all the Xmas decorations, carolling and what have you. I have no choice but to eat what the house eats — which is pork and pork products. I will eat ham and bacon but that is it. Pork is a forbidden food.

This house embraces Christmastime, but thankfully Hanukkah is just around the corner. I shall drink hot cocoa and I’ll even sing carols but I will always feel uncomfortable doing so. So, to combat the Christmas cheer, I will watch 8 crazy nights and feel good being a Jew.