Put down that klezmer, slow down that dreidel… it’s time for funny! (And some a cappella.)
Purposing a perfectly passable pop song for holiday humor curls my ribbons and puts the finishing touches on my package. I call that a parodeus.
Here are some clever Semitic parodeuses:
“Hanukkah Hey Ya!” by Smooth-E,
“Chanukah Rock of Ages” by AISH,
“Rolling in the Deep (Hanukkah Parody)” by Ash Soular,
“Chanukah (Shake it Off)” by Six13,
“Chanukah Makes You Jewtiful” by Jew Direction,
“Don’t They Know (Not Everyone Does Christmas)” by Lauren Mayer,
“All About that Neis” The Maccabeats,
and maybe even “Chanukah Honey” by Rachel Bloom.
Oh yeah, and then there’s the Shlomones doing “The Rocky Hora Hanukkah Song.” Ha ha Ha!
But now our featured presentation: Here are members of The Flying Karamzov Brothers, The Bobs, Rockapella, and Blue Jupiter with a great Chanukah concert piece, “Eight Days a Week.”