We are Catholic and celebrate Advent and Christmas. However, my husband’s grandparents were Austrian Jews so there is Jewish culture in his distant background. We decided a long time ago that we would celebrate whatever we choose to – regardless of religion. Plus when we started adopted children we knew we would need to be open to other cultural options.
In 2009 my daughter decided she wanted to be Jewish (age 4 at the time). Far be it from me to be a barrier – so we celebrate Hanukkah along with the other holidays. I wish I knew more about Jewish celebrations – maybe someday. But in the meantime – at this time of year we are open to anything/everything.
This is what we have for a Menorah. With my kids and dogs – real flames are not going to happen. As it is I use candles for the Advent Wreath and literally have to stand guard over it while it is lit.