We’re all trying to make “Thanksgivukkah” a thing this year, because Hanukkah is already one of the lamer Jewish holidays and Thanksgiving celebrates colonization and genocide, so why not combine them and try to make one sort-of-alright holiday?
Thanksgivukkah madness is…well, nowhere, because no one really cares and it’s not really a big deal that the two holidays intersect this year. Sure, you can have some latkes and presents along with your already gluttonous meal, and you can play a game of dreidel to fight off that tryptophan-induced sleepiness. But other than that, there’s not a lot of excitement to be found in the holiday mashup.
Which is exactly the point of Funny or Die’s Thankgivukkah movie parody trailer? They use the model of all of your favorite/least favorite holiday films, where the in-laws come into town and wacky shenanigans ensue. In their fake film, a Jewish man must keep his parents and his in-laws separate while he tries to celebrate both holidays. As his friend tells him, “I get what the premise is, but it just feels like a manufactured conflict.”
The clip stars Nick Kroll, Penny Marshall, Fred Melamed, Fred Willard, Kumail Nanjiani, Dan Klein and Andy Bush. Watch below: