Sunday, December 19, 2010

Holiday season again

Time to revisit a few random blasts from the past—all of which happen to deal with aspects of the cultural and/or political sociology of ethnic relations in America. First, the inside dope about the intriguing connection between American Jews, Chinese restaurants, and Christmas ...

Jewish Christmas - The Chinese connection
Christmastime for the Jews (contd.)

... and then two Christmas carols (one more pleasant than the other, but both worth listening to).

Buchananite Christmas carol: "Illegals in My Yard"
All I want for Christmas is ... Jews (Pseudo-Mariah Carey)

The last item is a parody of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (by an impersonator allegedly named Melissa McQueen), with some gentle parodies of anti-semitic stereotypes mixed in. That's supposed to be fun? Actually, yes. A bit wacky ... but as my friend Andy Markovits says, it's hilarious.

And it gives away an often well-kept secret: "Hebrew boys are so much fun." See below.

Happy Holidays,
Jeff Weintraub

[P.S.  Here's Mariah Carey's own version: ]