Tonight marks the first night of Hanukkah, and we wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday! To kick off our celebration, we’re sharing our favorite new Hanukkah videos–one for every night–that are sure to put a smile on your face. Most of them have a musical kick, so make sure you’re ready to shamelessly bop at your desk.
1. Dreidel by Jewish a capella group, Shir Soul
Listen to these virtuosos cover a number of Hanukkah classics with beautiful harmonies, melodies, bass, and (of course) beat-boxing.
2. Hanukkah is Here (Shake It Off) by Vodkas and Latkes
The work of Taylor Swift has been a popular choice for Hanukkah parodies this year. Watch Vodkas and Latkes “shake it off,” in the name of the holiday.
3. All About That Neis by The Maccabeats
Inspired by Meghan Trainor’s No. 1 hit, “All About That Bass,” The Maccabeats use their angelic voices to tell the story of Hanukkah.
4. Hanukkah Rap by Jap-Rap (NSFW)
You might want to plug in some headphones for this one. Learn about how to respect one another’s religious differences this holiday season in the form of a rap song.
5. Chanukah (Shake It Off)
And more Taylor Swift. There’s so much Hanukkah spirit, we needed to shake it off twice.
6. Hanukkah Explained by Christians
I’m peeing my pants.
7. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Hanukkah
Nothing like a Michael Bublé parody accompanied by animated snowflakes to put you in the candle-lighting mood.
8. Fat Face (Blank Space) by the Singers
Even more Taylor Swift! This family says what we’re all thinking during the holiday season. Now pass the kugel.
Did we miss one? Share your favorite new Hanukkah parody videos with us by tweeting at @kveller or leaving it in the comments below. Happy Hanukkah!