Ah, Christmas Day. The 24-hour period when throngs of people tear open packages, put up with relatives and have drunken dance parties at local bars.
But what if you prefer Hanukkah to Christmas? What can you do? Almost the entire city is shut down. Yes, you could battle the always-packed movie theaters or have a lazy day at home, or you could head to Ahavath Beth Israel for Latkes and Laughs.
Tonight's event includes tasty latkes (potato pancakes) and a screening of The Hebrew Hammer. This 2003 politically incorrect film tells the tale of a Hebrew superhero who strives to save Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus' evil son. And Andy Dick is in it—so it must be a little ridiculous. The fun gets going at 4:30 p.m.