Does Chanukah Really Have to Jump on the Commercialism Bandwagon?

One of the benefits of being a member of a minority faith/race/culture is that marketers of stupid shit usually don’t cater too much to you, leaving the crass displays of commercialism to other groups with larger numbers.

Well, not always. While reading one of the local papers I saw an ad for Chanukkah related chew toys. This is the closest I could find online, but it really doesn’t do it justice.dreidel

Sweet. I too can watch a dog shred a symbol relevant to my religion. Archana, you got anything similar to deal with?


One Response to “Does Chanukah Really Have to Jump on the Commercialism Bandwagon?”

  1. Archana Says:

    I’m sorry for the delay in writing, but certainly the same thing comes up with Hinduism – remember the trendy line of t-shirts a couple of years ago with the different Hindu gods, like Ganesha, Lakshmi, etc. You never saw an Indian person wearing those… I also remembering seeing a bunch of lunchboxes in a New York City boutique plastered with the gods in bright colors – total commodification of the Hindu religion.

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