13 December, 2017
Chag Sameach to all those who celebrate Hanukkah. You’ll be intrigued to see that Mensch On A Bench gives Hanukkah more of what Christmas has got: cheap toys sold as “a new tradition,” in an attempt to Sweetest Day their way into making money. Hanukkah bears less religious significance than Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but given that it falls around Christmas, and involves gift-giving, marketers have been seizing on it as a chance to build their Christmas sales from a demographic that doesn’t usually spend money on Christmas presents.
Curiously, Elf On The Shelf’s full name is “The Elf On The Shelf: A Christmas Tradition.” Thankfully, as of the time of this writing, there’s no Monk On The Trunk, Prophet On The Soffit, or Brahmin On The Ottoman.