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08:41  01 december  2018
08:41  01 december  2018 Source:   ew.com

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Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/ HAH-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה‬ ḥanuká, Tiberian: ḥanuká, usually spelled חנוכה‎, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, [ˈχanukə] or [ˈχanikə] in Yiddish

Hallmark has two Hanukkah-themed movies in the works © Crown Media United States, LLC Hallmark has two Hanukkah-themed movies in the works

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, which are in the process of rolling out 37 (37!) new holiday movies. You may have noticed that the halls are decked with lots of Christmas lights and no menorahs. But that might change next year. Slightly, at least.

Hallmark confirms that it has two movies incorporating the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in development for its 2019 slate, which was first reported by Forbes. Both films — one called Holiday Date and the other untitledwill feature central plots in which the “celebrations of Hanukkah and Christmas overlap,” according to a spokesperson for Crown Media, which owns the two networks. (Every few years, the eight-day celebration known as the Festival of Lights runs through Christmas.)

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