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Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings released the funky original holiday track “8 Days (Of Hanukkah),” a much-needed addition to the Hanukkah song catalog. The soul group counts down the eight days and nights with catchy verses that celebrate what’s great about the holiday: traditions, presents, and yummy Jewish food (I’m craving Challah right now). The tune is off Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings’ recent holiday album It’s A Holiday Soul Party, full of original tracks and covers. The record is an awesome addition to indie holiday music.

The imaginative animated lyric video has the vibe of a vintage cartoon holiday special like the ones that I will most definitely be watching on TV soon, and it teaches you a bit about the history of the holiday to boot. The line “5 dollar checks from great grandma Sel” is super accurate. Jam to “8 Days (Of Hanukkah)” while you fry your latkes and light the Menorah. Check it out below:


Image Via Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

This post was originally published December 8, 2015. Sadly, Jones passed away on November 18, 2016.


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Madeline Raynor is a New York City-based writer. She is a Blog Editor at BUST. She has written for Splitsider, The Billfold, Death and Taxes, Mashable, Indiewire, and Time Out New York. She loves all things Tina Fey. Word to the wise: her first name is pronounced with a long “i,” like the red-haired girl from France. Follow her on Twitter @madelineraynor_.