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What It's Like To Be Jewish At Christmas, As Explained In Cat GIFs

Dating a nice non-Jew boy or girl? Visiting their parents for the holidays? Let these kosher kitties show you what to expect.

If you're Jewish and romantically mingling outside of the Tribe, then you're probably not super religious in the first place. But spending Jesus' birthday with your gentile boyfriend's or girlfriend's family might have you feeling a little out of place.

Don't worry, there's a lot to love about celebrating Christmas. (Let's face it, Hanukkah songs tend to suck.) Just know what you're getting yourself into. Because this is the internet, and there's no better way to convey information, here are your furry Yiddish Yuletide guides...

  • When your bf's or gf's parents insist you eat a little Christmas ham
  • When they buy a menorah and blue-and-white candles so you'll feel included
  • When everybody's singing carols and you don't know any of the words
  • When you try wearing a Santa hat, and just feel wrong inside
  • When it’s time to decorate the tree and you have no idea what the hell you’re doing
  • Church
  • Getting presents all at once, not one per night...HOW DO YOU CHOOSE?!
  • When Grandpa says something mildly anti-Semitic, but you don't want to be impolite, but WTF?
  • When you realize that the eggnog is more than a little spiked
  • Promising your parents that you’re still proud to be Jewish, even if you do secretly love Christmas after all