Adam Sandler – “The Chanukah Song, Part II” – (1999)

While the original “Chanukah Song” has kind of become a Christmas music classic, Part II doesn’t receive quite as much airplay (at least, not anymore). I don’t think anyone saw it coming – but, as you can hear in its first live performance – everyone knows some of the reused lyrics. It’s the list of people that has changed. There’s some fun to be had, like when he references himself as Happy Gilmore and that O.J. Simpson is “still not a Jew.”

Adam Sandler – “The Chanukah Song” – (1994)

Yeah, Chanukah is a Jewish holiday but that doesn’t mean this isn’t a great Christmas song. There have been sequels (we’ll get to them individually) but this is the original and the best. “Guess who eats together at the Carnegie Deli, Bowser from Sha-Na-Na and Arthur Fonzarelli.” That’s a lyric. When played on the radio the words “marijuana-icah” is often removed for whatever stupid reason. “O.J. Simpsons: not a Jew.” Not sure when Chanukah starts, but Happy Chanukah anyway!