'Tis the season for… well, lots of holidays. But when you think of music around the holiday season, it’s generally Christmas themed. So if you can’t bear to hear Nat King Cole sing “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” one more time, then add some of these Hanukkah specials to your playlist.
"8 Days (of Hanukkah)" by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
This groovy little number constantly reminds you that while Christmas is just one day of the year, Hanukkah has eight—and therefore eight times the fun. Listen here.
"S’vivon, Sov Sov Sov" (or “Little Dreidel, Spin Spin Spin”)
Your friends and relatives will be surprised and confused after hearing this song (all in Hebrew) on your playlist. Do you understand it? No, but neither do they—and they are uncultured swine for never having heard the song before. Check it out here.
Anything by Drake or Lil Dicky
Turns out these artists are Jewish, and they’re definitely not played enough around the holidays—so take your playlist in a new direction with some barely-Hannukah-related hip-hop.
"The Hanukkah Song" by Adam Sandler
A classic that never ceases to entertain/annoy its audience.
"Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel"
But not the classic, upbeat, kid-friendly version. Look up the Dubstep remix of the song on YouTube, and play it on Christmas morning just so your parents know that this generation has lost any semblance of taste or artistry. Play it here.
"Candlelight" by The Maccabeats
This one should be played at the end, because it will get you kicked off the aux. If you're willing to take that chance, listen here.
So happy Hanukkah, merry Christmas, and enjoy the holidays!