A Comparison of Christmas and Hanukkah

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Christmas and Hanukkah

from different religions, Christmas and Hanukkah also known as the festival of lights in modern day America have become quite similar. In case you
didn't know Hanukkah is about a a lamp that

was in a ruined church it
only had enough fuel to burn for one day but it lasted eight, and Christmas is a holiday that celebrates the birth of Christ. They both have

become commercialized. The way they are treated, and even
the holidays themselves have even been changed in meaning. Though they are from different religions

both holidays support similar
values and customs.

someone asks you how was your Christmas or Hanukkah some people reply by telling what they got and how they liked it. For many, the holidays are just

about gifts and not the spiritual meaning any more.
Approximately $474.5 billion was spent on holiday related expenses last year, that's a lot. How many commercials

have you seen that
are Christmas themed? This is one place where they differ
commercially, Christmas is much more mainstream a reasonable fraction of the money

spent on Christmas gifts is spent by
non-Christians. In fact the ' mascot' of Christmas is Santa a fat man who gives gifts and is used to get people to buy things. For

people the holidays are just an excuse to spend money.

holidays are not what they used to be they have been changed and twisted from there original meanings. Apart from what many people believe about Hanukkah

based on the way it is treated, it is not that
major of a Jewish holiday. It is important, yes, but the only reason there is such a big deal is because it is around the

same time as
Christmas. Christmas on the other hand is at the date it is only to squash out another religious holiday. Christ was actually born in spring but the church

put Christmas on top of a pagan holiday were
they also light trees with candles.

and Hanukkah are both...
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