Holiday joy can be doubled, rather than halved, when you choose to light the menorah and decorate the Christmas tree to honor the cultural and religious traditions of both parents.

Here are books that celebrate each holiday and some that celebrate both:


Hanukkah! by Roni Schotter and Marilyn Hafner

Lots Of Latkes, A Hanukkah Story by Sandy Lanton and Vicki Jo Redenbaugh

When Mindy Saved Hanukkah by Eric Kimmel

It’s A Miracle! A Hanukkah Storybook by Stephanie Spinner and Jill McElmurry


The Christmas Story by Jane Werner Watson and Eloise Wilkin

’Twas The Night Before Christmas or Account Of A Visit From St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore

How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Celebrating Both

My Two Holidays, A Hanukkah and Christmas Story by Danielle Novack and Phyllis Harris

Light The Lights, A Story About Celebrating Hanukkah And Christmas by Margaret Moorman

Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama by Selina Alko

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