Hanukkah

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Mr. Moon;Cuckoo/ Amy Conley/ Grow Your Own Music/ Amy Conley

P is for Peace/ Sally Rogers/ What Can One Little Person Do/ Thrushwood Kids

Howjadoo/ John McCutcheon/ Howjadoo/ Rounder Records

Little Birdie/ Mike, Peggy, Barbara and Penny Seeger/ Animal Folk Songs, for Children/ Rounder Records

Red Red Robin/ Lui Collins/ Closer/ Waterbug

The Monkey And The Engineer/ Alice DiMicele/ If I Were An Otter: Songs For Kids Of All Ages/ Alice Otter Music

The eight day Jewish festival of lights, known by the general public for its candles and dreidels is an ancient celebration of religious freedom and a miracle. Now, the author of a new book offers a uniquely American take on the holiday and how in this country, it was transformed from a minor festival to a major occasion.

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Friday, Dec. 7th

9:00 - 10:00 pm:   Hanukkah Lights 2012

A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show, as read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

Sunday, Dec. 16th