There are an increasing number of Hanukkah-themed products inspired by Christmas traditions and toys.
This 2012 photo provided by Manischewitz. shows the Chanukah House kit from The Manischewitz Company. The kit, sold widely in supermarkets and drugstore chains, was inspired by the Christmas tradition of gingerbread houses. The house is made from cookie dough and comes with blue, yellow and …
This undated image provided by the creators of The Maccabee on the Mantel shows the toy doll and accompanying storybook about Jewish soldiers called Maccabees who fought to save Judaism in ancient times. The Maccabee on the Mantel was inspired by the popular Christmas toy Elf on the Shelf. I…
This undated image provided by Neal Hoffman shows a Hanukkah toy called The Mensch on a Bench. Hoffman is Jewish, his wife is Catholic and he came up with the idea for the toy when his son asked for an Elf on the Shelf toy. Hoffman made a prototype of Mensch on a Bench in 2013 and sold out i…
This undated image provided by Harbor Sweets shows the company’s “Chanukah Box” of chocolates decorated with a menorah. Harbor Sweets, a small New England handcrafted chocolate company, created the box in response to demand among customers who wanted to give chocolates as a holiday gift whil…
This is a three-piece set of glass Hanukkah ornaments from the Kurt Adler company, which is known for Christmas specialty items. It’s one of a number of examples of Hanukkah-themed products inspired by Christmas traditions.
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