Do not be fooled by the cover of this book. This is not a humorous take on being Jewish during the Christmas season. This is a seriously scholarly, but interesting exploration of that subject.
The writing covers the history of being Jewish in America, during Christmas - how it and Hanukkah has been handled by various towns and people. The remaking of Christmas into a non-religious holiday is also covered - the songs and stories, shopping and gift giving.
Jimmy Carter lighting the first of what would become the National Menorah is included. That ceremony was in Lafayette Square, but the national Christmas tree has been located on the other side of the White House on the Ellipse, where the site of the menorah has been moved to. Some of the explanations of this location are a bit confusing. The tradition of eating Chinese, especially at Christmas is dealt with too.
There are black and white pictures throughout the text.
This is an all-encompassing book on the subject and would be of interest to anyone trying to learn more about the religious and secular celebration of this time of year and as even a sociological study.