Since tonight is the first night of Hanukkah, I thought it would be fun to share what traditions your families have on this special holiday. Every year, my dad makes a huge feast including the best potato latkes I've ever tasted. We get together and light the menorah that he made in his high school ceramics class (cute, huh?) and my mom leads the prayer. We keep things pretty traditional but since we celebrate Christmas as well, we don't exchange gifts.
So tell me, what are your family traditions and childhood memories of Hanukkah? And if you aren't Jewish, have you ever been to a friend's Hanukkah celebration?