2019 Chanukah (Hanukkah) On December 22 — Closer To Christmas Than Last 2-Years, But Still No Cigar.
Definitely not a ‘Chrismukkah‘ as it was kind of in 2016
& for sure, for sure in 2005.
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The first night of Chanukah/Hanukkah can fall anywhere from November 27 to December 26 (Boxing Day). So, it can definitely fall on Christmas day or thereabouts. It fell on Christmas Eve in 2016 and there was much excitement — especially among those that have friends and family across both faiths.
Since it is an 8-day celebration it can still be going on at Christmas even if its start does not coincide with Christmas day per se. That would be the case this year. It will definitely span Christmas and stretch all the way close to New Year’s Eve.
That was NOT the case last year (2018) and the year before (2017). Chanukah/Hanukkah started in ‘early’ December. But, not so this year. It starts 3-days before. Close, but no cigar.
The jackpot will be in 2024 — when it will AGAIN be on Christmas Day.