>I am ready for Hanukkah, which begins tonight at sundown. I will exchange gifts with Husband, then eat dinner with him and a friend, then see the James Bond movie (finally). I believe that this is the traditional way to celebrate the first night of this mostly insignificant holiday elevated to a higher status by its proximity to Christmas and retailers' needs to sell shit to everyone, even if they refuse to acknowledge that we don't all celebrate Christmas lest the Bible beaters continue their boycotts of places that respect diversity.

Oh, yeah, we'll also screw a lightbulb into our electric menorah.