We know. Once October jauntily rolls around, everyone seems to be thinking about the holiday, and we’re not talking about Shemini Atzeret. We’re talking about Christmas. And we’re totally cool with Christmas. We like the look and feel of the holiday season just as much as the next guy (peppermint hot cocoa challah, anyone?)
But–and this is a big but–it’s also the time of year when Jews inevitably feel left out. Today, the U.S. Postal Service released their new “A Charlie Brown Christmas” stamp collection in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the classic 1965 TV special. They even emailed the Kveller staff about it–on our work emails. Gotta love that irony.
And while we absolutely love everything to do with the “Peanuts,” we can’t help but think: What about us? Yes, we’re kvetching about stamps. Where’s our Charlie Brown Hanukkah stamps? Diversity is important, people. (And yes, there are Hanukkah stamps, but they feature a rather boring menorah and are decidedly less cute than their Christmas counterparts.) Can we get someone to photoshop a menorah in place of the iconic Charlie Brown Christmas tree, stat?
Though, now we have to admit, we’re totally partaking in a Kveller office viewing of the holiday special song (hey, it’s a classic for a reason):