We’re on the final night of Chanukah ’13. Seriously, where does the time go? And if you’ve learned nothing about the holiday this year except that it came early and coincided with Thanksgiving for the first time in 70,000 years, here’s 8 (obvs) lessons the Festival of Lights has taught us from pop culture in movies, TV, song, and more.

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That even though the Hanukah Armadillo is not a real thing, it should be, on Friends.

That Tommy Pickles makes the most adorable “Maccababy” ever, on The Rugrats Chanukah Special.


That  John Oliver, Senior Holiday Correspondent, who invented the “Jewnogg” is amazing, on The Daily Show.

That it’s not weird to wear a yamulka in the shape/color of  a Santa hat, on The OC.

That Chanukah is not complete without a visit from your grandma, appropriately named Yenta, on The Nanny.

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That a personalized “little Jewish hat” is probably not the greatest gift idea to give to someone who’s only 1/8th Jewish, in Meet the Fockers.

That Ross and Phoebe from Friends say the Chanukah blessing,  in Adam Sandler’s “The Chanukah Song Part 3.”

That if New Girl is Jewish, we’re cool with being Jewish, too, via Zooey Deschanel‘s Instagram.


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