Trust South Park to hit the nail on the head when it comes to being a Jew on Christmas. Now add to all that the fact that up until two years ago you celebrated Christmas, your family still celebrates Christmas, and your favorite movie is still It's a Wonderful Life. Welcome to my life every December.
Last year was my first Christmas as an official Jew and I celebrated the Jewish way: Chinese food and a movie. This year I am going home to see my family (and by extension celebrate Christmas).
After telling my mom that I might be coming home for Christmas, I got the following text message:
I am beyond lucky to have such supportive parents and I am excited to go home and see them. We'll figure out how to celebrate Christmas while respecting my Judaism. So, here's to the balancing act that is life as a Jew by Choice.
Merry Christmas, movie halls!