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Christmas Day Tidbits

Merry Christmas!  Peace and Joy and hopefully, good presents for all!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Holiday Concert.   The talent was amazing.

My mother is now at the airport en route to Boca Raton.  She will be there until the end of March,  “trying out Florida” during the winter months.  She will be fine there.  She has already been invited to a Florida New Year’s Party, as well as to be part of a weekly mah jongg game in her complex.   The six month chapter of me running home to Mom has come to a close.  I’m back on my own.

Metalia complained about the lack of Hanukkah songs for women to sing.  I think the holiday  is too geared for children, in an attempt to compete with Christmas.  It is especially difficult to find a sexy Hanukkah song for a rocking woman.   So I came up with something for the hot Jewish babe to sing to her man after lighting the Hanukkah candles:

(sung to the tune of the Kinks “Lola”)
midi accompaniment here

I met him in a deli down in ol’ Soho
Where we ate corned beef and we read the temple’s To-rah.
T-o-r-a Torah

He was tall and strong with eight candles in hand
I asked him his name and in a New York voice he said Menorah
Me-me-me-menorah   Me-me-me-menorah

Well, I’m not the world’s most religious gal
But when I lit his candle, it really made me go, “Wow.”
Me-me-me-menorah   Me-me-me-menorah

Well, I’m not dumb but I can’t understand
How he made me as hot as a latkes pan
Me-me-me-menorah  Me-me-me-menorah  Me-me-me-menorah

Well, we spinned the dreidel and we kissed all night
Under the flickering candlelights
He took me home so not to end our date
And he kept it up for eight nights on straight!

Well I’m not the world’s most religious gal
But when I looked at his lights, well I almost fell for my menorah
Me-me-me-menorah  Me-me-me-menorah

(fade out)


  1. Nancy


    I am SO heading down to a deli in Soho.

  2. Sarcastic Mom

    That is simply fabulous.

    Peace & Joy to you as well. 🙂

  3. TRO

    Merry Christmas, Neil, and a wonderful Holiday to you and yours.

  4. pam


  5. ingrid


  6. Long Story Longer

    Merry Christmas, Neil! I hope you have a wonderful day : )

  7. Stephen

    That is a good one. Have you had it blessed by a Rabbi yet?

  8. Betsey

    Suddenly, I find myself wishing I was Jewish.

    …and a musician.

  9. metalia

    Well, since you did this for me, I’ve already practiced a few times, and I think I’ve got it down pat. I hereby reserrve this for next year’s concert, Neil. PREPARE YOURSELVES, PEOPLE.

  10. Neil

    Metalia — I’ve seen you karaoke on your blog. I know you are a pro.

  11. Miguelina

    Brilliant! Merry Christmas day to you, and Happy Hannukah – thank you for the concert!

  12. teahouseblossom

    Happy Christmas and Hanukkah, Neil!

  13. deidre


  14. followthatdog

    Gal and Wow? kind of a rhyme stretch there, but overall nice work.

  15. vodkamom

    Merry CHristmas! (and Happy Hanukkah!!)

  16. Janna

    Totally loving it! Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah Neil!

  17. Janna

    um, totally spelled Hanukkah wrong. oops.

  18. alejna

    Fabulous song! It will be stuck in my head for days. (Hopefully I won’t find myself singing it in front of my in-laws. They just wouldn’t understand.)

  19. Stacey

    You never cease to amaze me. Excellent songwriting skills, Neil.

  20. Jay

    That was pretty damned awesome!

  21. Fancy

    You are hysterical!

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