We have 8 different videos about Chanukkah for children, so you could watch a different one for every night of the holiday. Here is a quick rundown of them, the description taken from the covers.
Kids of all ages will find pure enjoyment celebrating Chanuka at Bubbe’s. Join in a joyful romp with a host of colorful puppet characters. There is Anton the bully who insists on having things his way, Rhino who “horns” in before he understands the situation, Chester who tries too hard to fit in, practical Zachary, adorable Muffin and of course, Bubbe herself – everybody’s beloved grandmother. While this fascinating group prepares for the holiday feast we witness the past as Bubbe relates the story of Chanuka – the fight between the Greeks and the Maccabees – the miracle of the burning oil – the importance of religious freedom for all people.
The entire family is looking forward to another wonderful Chanukah – except for David who would rather play the part of Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer in the upcoming scool play. But when their magical friend Mitzvah Mouse introduces them to Judah Maccabee (Don Diamont), David and his sister Rachel join the Maccabee army to make sure that the light of Judaism is forever kindled.
Lights: A Hanukah fable about then and now (24 minutes)
On one level, this animated video is a charming retelling of the Hanukah story, the struggle of a people to maintain their religious beliefs and observances in the face of adversity. On another level, it addresses the issue of religious freedom and “the right to be different.” Children will enjoy watching the program, with its colorful animation and beautiful music.
Join puppets Butz and Uza along with their human friends Ronnie (Uzi Hitman) and Effl (Effl Ben-Isreal) in songs and stories about the traditions surrounding this holiday known as the “Festival of Lights’. Participate In a kindergarten Chanukah party, spin the dreidel and learn–first hand–who ‘Latkes’ were made with the help of Karen Cutting Board and company.
It’s Chanukah the Rugrats way: Tommy the Macabee, an ancient idol named Cynthia (isn’t that the name of Angelica’s favorite doll?), and Stu’s own turbo-charged menorah, which promises to bring down the house in every sense. This very good holiday special will certainly satisfy Rugrats fans, but also has crossover appeal to anyone looking for a very funny holiday program.
Don’t miss the fun as Shalom Sesame celebrates the “Festival of lights!” Journey with Jeremy Miller on a trip down memory lane to ancient Modin -the land of the Maccabees! Play an exciting r round of Dreidel of Fortune with everybody’s favorite host Lavana White! Watch as Joan Rivers, Alan King, Nell Carter and Joshua Rifkind pay special tribute to a famous little Chanukah hero. Moishe Oofnik, the grouchy gourmet, creates his own Chanukah specialty – jellyfish doughnuts! And tune in to the Rechov Sumsum World of Sports as Kippi becomes the first porcupine to finish the Chanukah torch run to Jerusalem!
Robin is a young Jewish girl who desperately wants a Chanukah bush, which, according to her Jewish classmate is “like a Christmas tree… but it’s for Jews.” Robin’s mother says no to the Chanukah bush, but does allow Robin to accompany her grandfather to his union’s Christmas party. Robin is confused, until Grandfather lovingly explains the difference between celebrating something because you believe in it, and helping friends celebrate something because they believe in it. Chanukah Bush teaches children to honor the differences between cultures, to take pride in their own heritage, and to share their traditions with others.