- Posted December 9, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Blended holiday traditions
- "The Wrecking Crew" reveals pop-music's unsung star-making musicians
- Israelis unite with Americans for Thanksgiving Folk-Dancing Marathon
- Interfaith prayer vigil for Hamas to release kidnapped Jewish teens
- "Lovin' Feeling" alumni, Bill Medley & Darlene Love, re-unite to double-headline pre-New Year's show before she sings national anthem New Years at Rose Bowl; "Rock'n'Roll Heaven" & "DaDooRonRon"
- Darlene Love follows 27th Letterman with "Lovin' Feelin" record-mate, Righteous Brother, Bill Medley concert reunion. She ascends with "20-Feet from Stardom" background vocalists to sing national anthem at Rose Bowl on ESPN New Year's Day
Hanukah in Santa Monica, like Christmas, conforms to city's new ban on unattended religious displays
Students of the Jewish Chabad-Lubavitch sect dance to welcome the 1st night of Hanukah- 3-blocks from the Santa Monica beach on the Pacific Ocean. Atheists recently got the City of Santa Monica, California to prohibit leaving religious holiday displays (such as the extensive Nativity-Scene diaramas which had overlooked the beach). The Hanukah Menorah which for over a decade had remained on the Promenade for the 8-days of Hanukah, like the Nativity displays, now can only be displayed during a live celebration. The Menorah in the background was removed at the 11pm Saturday curfew.