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First Night Yid Vid: Mamas, Don’t Let Your Cowboys Grow Up To Play With Dreidels

By Daniel Treiman

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Last December, the Bintel Blog marked the Festival of Lights and Latkes with eight crazy nights of offbeat Hanukkah-themed videos for your viewing enjoyment. We watched intergalactic, interfaith warfare; dancing Israeli donuts; Aussie punk rockers; manic terrorists; soulful (and not as soulful) holiday songs; NBA stars playing defense, (faux) O.G. hip-hop straight outta Pico-Robertson; and gambling monkeys.

All in all, it’s a tough act to follow if, ahem, I do say so myself. Fortunately, in what one might call a Hanukkah miracle, I happened upon these dreidel-loving kosher cowboys:

Take that, Erran Baron Cohen!

Hat tip: Gruntig.



Comments
Sarah Naomi Mon. Dec 22, 2008

What's really great about the vid from Seattle Men's chorus, is that the rendition is SO good, I now sing it in place of the fast paced version (well, it's tied with the cast of Hairspray's version). And I like Erran Baron Cohen's "Songs in the Key of Chanukah" as well. Check out Michelle Citrin's "Pass the Candle", which is delightful! Good to see some creativity in the Jewish Music Biz.

Gruntig Tue. Dec 23, 2008

Credit appreciated. Thanks.

Jack Wed. Dec 24, 2008

Wow, Daniel. Two years in a row... it's a Khanike tradition now. Mazel tov!

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