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Stephen Colbert thinks there aren’t enough Hanukkah movies, so he made some up

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JTA — Stephen Colbert gave Jewish viewers of the “Late Show” a special Hanukkah gift on Monday night: a bit about the lack of Hanukkah movies in a society saturated with Christmas movies.

Noting the nearly 150 Christmas movies that will be released by channels such as Lifetime and Hallmark this year, Colbert lamented that there were hardly any Hanukkah-themed movies.

“That is a shanda, everyone deserves holiday movies,” Colbert said, using the Yiddish word for “shame.”

Then he cut to a video of fake “brand new Hanukkah classics.”

The bit opened with a rom-com trailer in which a man carrying a bag of oil and a woman carrying a bag of........

© The Times of Israel

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