Despite rumors to the contrary, there are a million great things about living in New York City.
One of the best things about New York City is that you are surrounded by people of varying cultures and religions. Eliza already celebrates the traditions of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and Diwali. She does a pretty respectable recitation of the Prayer for Lighting the Menorah and even knows the purpose of the shammash.
Most of the time Eliza understands the different traditions and realizes that we celebrate different things at different times.
Your average New Yorker thinks of these beautiful trees as the Park Avenue Christmas Trees:
Not so Eliza! In our house these trees are known as the "Hanukkah Christmas Trees." You may be wondering why. Of course you are wondering why.
Our tree looks like this:
Eliza has apparently decided that "Christmas Christmas Trees" have colored lights and "Hanukkah Christmas Trees" have white lights.
I'm not sure how Eliza is going to work Kwanzaa and Diwali into her Christmas tradition, but she has put some new dreidels on her list for Santa :)