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The 12 Best GIF(t)s For Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a great time to exchange gifts with your neighbors and loved ones. But it is just as good of a time to exchange GIFs, or Graphic Interchange Formats.

Here are the very best Hanukkah GIFs to keep you laughing for eight nights.

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Ross is without a doubt the worst character on the tv show “Friends.” The one redeeming thing he does in 10 miserable seasons of male insecurity and creepish nerdiness is dress up as an armadillo to try to teach his son Ben about Hanukkah.

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Five straight minutes of staring at this GIF of Andy Samberg’s alter-ego gives me more holiday spirit than an hour at Rockefeller Center.

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In a single GIF, the universal experience of being told to play with a top as if dreidel is an entertaining game.

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You were thinking it, Adam Brody’s just saying it.

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HOW TO: Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah!

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If the Maccabees had taken this more pacifistic anti-assimilation tact, things could have ended differently.

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Don’t let the light go out! (Even if your cat insists.)

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“The Rugrats” is the most underrated source of Jewish education.

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The bong-ukiah in action!

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Say what you will, a hanukiah used as a gun might be the truest expression of the real Hanukkah story.

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If you find yourself accompanying friends to Christmas parties throughout the season, enjoy! But be sure to shout this at them at every opportunity.

And finally:

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A timeless classic.

Jenny Singer is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at Singer@forward.com or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny

This story "Hanukkah GIFs of menorahs, latkes, and dreidels" was written by Jenny Singer.

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