"The Chanukah Song" is a novelty song written by comedian Adam Sandler
with Saturday Night Live writers Lewis Morton and Ian Maxtone-Graham and originally performed by Sandler on Saturday
Night Live's Weekend Update on December 3, 1994. Sandler subsequently performed the song as part of his stand-up
act, later updating it with new lyrics. All variations center on the theme of Jewish children feeling alienated
during the Christmas season, and Sandler's listing of Jewish celebrities (both real and fictional) as a way of
sympathizing with their situation. Here are the lyrics.
Put on your yarmulke
Here comes Chanukah
So much funnukah
To celebrate Chanukah
Chanukah is: the festival of lights
Instead of one day of presents
We have eight crazy nights
When you feel like/the only kid in town
Without a Christmas tree
Here's a list of people that are
Jewish like you and me:
David Lee Roth
lights the menorah
So do Kirk Douglas, James Caan
and the late Dinah Shorah
Guess who eats together at
the Carnegie Deli?
Bowser from Sha-Na-Na
And Arthur Fonzarelli!
Paul Newman's half Jewish
and Goldie Hawn's half, too
Put them together,
What a fine looking Jew!
You don't need to Deck the Halls
Or Jingle Bell Rock,
'Cause you can spin the dreidel
With Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock!
O.J. Simpson [not a Jew]
But guess who is? Hall of Famer Rod Carew [He converted]
We got Ann Landers and her
sister Dear Abby,
Harrison Ford's a quarter Jewish
Not too shabby
Some people think Ebenezer Scrooge is
Well, he's not, but guess who is --
All three Stooges!
So many Jews are in Show Biz
Tom Cruise isn't but I think his agent is
Tell your friend Veronica
It's time to celebrate Chanukah
I hope I get a harmonica
On this lovely lovely Chanukah
So drink your gin and tonica
But don't smoke marijuanica
If you really really wannika
Have a Happy Happy Happy Happy Chanukah
Happy Chanukah Everybody!
Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah!