Until our Mom passed away 11 1/2 years ago, we always celebrated Chanukah on Christmas Day. Our Grandparents started this celebration the year after their wedding as our Grandfather was always off tending to his patients. Christmas Day was basically the only time the patients were preoccupied with other aspects of their lives and doing their best not to allow the sniffles get them down. Mom continued with the habits her parents had established up until the holiday before she passed. Since then, the Hubby found a job that requires him to work Christmas Eve and Day. The Sister and I decided I wouldn’t cook just for the two of us so we spend Christmas Day at the movies and one of the best Chinese restaurants in the area. We do miss the old traditions but we’re aware that times change and we need to be flexible as well. Another way we celebrate the holiday season…trekking into the city for the Holiday Markets. The Sister and I enjoy each other’s company and know our Mom is smiling down on us with love and approval in her heart!