Adam Sandler’s ‘Hanukkah Song’: Watch

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We wanted to share an updated version of a holiday favorite. Adam Sandler performed a new edition of his classic “Chanukah Song” at the 2015 New York Comedy Festival and even worked in a classic rock star. Enjoy these Classic Videos!

The original, of course, identified famous members of the Jewish faith (plus partial members and non-members). Who could forget some of the rhyme schemes of “a list of people who are Jewish” from the original:

David Lee Roth lights the menorah; so do Kirk Douglas, James Caan and the late Dinah Shore.
Guess who eats together at the Carnegie Deli? Bowser from Sha Na Na and Arthur Fonzarelli!

This was from 1994 and the song has been such a holiday staple that it’s surprising how slow the audience is to react to most of Sandler’s creative lyrics. Check it out:

The new “Chanukah Song Part 4” cleverly offers:

We’ve got Scarlett Johansson… talk about a Kosher crush; and if you need a higher voice to turn you on, how about Geddy Lee from Rush?!?
Princess Leia cuts the challah with Queen Elsa from Frozen; David Beckham is the king of soccer studs and also a quarter chosen!

Sandler has a new movie about a compulsive gambler, Uncut Gems, with a limited release on Dec. 13, which is getting some of his best reviews in years.

Related: Eddie Murphy helps celebrate the spirit of Christmas “taking” in SNL‘s “Mister Robinson’s Christmas” sketch

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  1. Billy K.
    #1 Billy K. 13 December, 2017, 08:10

    One thing that Sandler has not done—and something obvious to some of us—-is mention “Salonika” any version of the song.

    It is a natural rhyme, of course. And for those of you who don’t know, it’s the nickname of the second-largest city in Greece. The actual name of the city is
    “Thessaloniki”……and the nickname has a certain amount of acceptability….in contrast to its “sister-city” in the USA, where you will get chastised(in some form or another) for saying “Frisco”.

    Aside from the rhyme(which Sandler is good at doing), the city has a Jewish historical connection…..much like Brooklyn, Odessa, West Palm Beach, etc.

    Up until 1922, when there was an influx of refugees coming into Greece…..about 2/3 of the population of Salonika was Jewish.

    And an odd personal coincidence…..I had planned to be in Greece this week…..ended up postponing the trip due to some issues locally……and then came the storms in Atlanta and Western Europe, with all those flight delays and cancellations. So goes the trip.

    It was a total coincidence, though, that I (as a Gentile)planned to be in the area, for other reasons…….but it would be interesting to spend Hanukkah in Salonika.

    And yes, Mr. Sandler(if you are listening), try to make it over to Salonika for the holiday next year!!

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