If you haven’t received an email or Facebook message in the past week with the link to the Maccabeats video of “Candlelight”, you might want to check that your computer is actually plugged in.
The Yeshiva University a capella group’s video parody of Taio Cruz’s song “Dynamite” (based on Mike Thompkins’ a capella version) has gone viral surpassing 1.5 million views on YouTube and even landed them an appearance on NBC’s Today Show. Now, the group is campaigning to get an invitation to the Colbert Show (add your voice here).
If you’re looking for additional fun videos besides the “Candlelight” video, check out these Hanukkah videos:
MATISYAHU ON ICE (“MIRACLE”)
HONIKA ELECTRONIKA (BY SMOOTH-E)
ERRAN BARON COHEN (SACHA’S BROTHER) SINGS “DREIDEL”
(Warning: Strong language and references give this video a PG-13 rating)
NBA PLAYERS WISH FANS A HAPPY HANUKKAH (BY ELIE SECKBACH)
NEFESH B’NEFESH HANUKKAH (“8 DAYS” TO MATISYAHU’S “ONE DAY”)
(Warning: Contains Jewish stereotypes that may be offensive to some)
ELMO LEARNS ABOUT HANUKKAH
TELLY MONSTER PLAYS DREIDEL ON SESAME STREET