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December 19, 2006
It's a Chrismukkah miracle!

What do you get when you mix the cold, hard commercialization of Hanukkah with the cold, hard commercialization of Christmas? A totally warm and fuzzy seasonal celebration called Chrismukkah

Chrismukkah, made most famous perhaps by "The O.C." (shut it - I love that show), is actually an age-old tradition. According to a 2005 exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Berlin, the practice dates back to German Jews in the late 1800s (i.e., my ancestral peeps) and was originally known as "Weihnukka."

OK, end of history lesson. This is what you need to know today: Our friends over at Lipstick (i.e. DJs Shaun and Roger) are mixing things up with the Lipstick Chrismukkah Party tonight. Rock on over to ye Old Ironsides (1901 10th St.) and get free cookies, candy canes and non-alcoholic eggnog.

Also in your Chrismukkah stocking: New tunes by LCD Soundsystem, Of Montreal, the Long Blondes and the Blow.

Party starts at 9 p.m. and admission is free before 10 p.m. After that, it'll set you back a whopping $3. Sorry kids, it's 21-and-over only.

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