How to Be a Jewish Boomer and Still Celebrate Christmas

Life in the Boomer Lane

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Jews throughout history have devised clever ways to horn in on the Christmas holiday. They have, like Life in the Boomer Lane, married Christians. They have created their own traditions which usually involve going to the movies and/or eating Chinese food. They get trees and festoon them with blue ornaments and call them Chanukah bushes. Some without a sense of humor have spent the holiday informing everyone that Jesus was Jewish, a fact that runs second to the disappearance of the Amazon rainforest as something that people actually care about.

To be a boomer and Jewish is a double whammy. We are not only on the wrong side of the religion thing, we are also on the wrong side of the age thing. By now, most of us have conceded that there is no Santa Claus, and even if not, many of us are living in active seniors…

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