Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Challah-days

A couple of years ago, I was hired to dance as a break dancing elf. Immediately after I got the gig, I knew I was going to go Sedaris on that shit. I went straight home and reread "Santaland Diaries" and listened to his nasal recording of the story from This American Life for inspiration

Tastic the Jewish Elf (on the right)

After the Office Max "Elf Yourself" gig was complete, I sat down to compose "Happy Challah-days" which appeared on The Morning News (and was subsequently picked up by the City Room blog of the New York Times). Since I am not as hard up for money this year, I haven't reprised my role as a Jewish Christmas break dancing elf. But since there is no such thing as deleting anything on the interwebs, here is the story, reposted, for the holidays, a holiday story filled with footwork, velvet, elf puns, elf labor strikes and of course, Beyonce.

Happy Challah-days from Tastic the Elf!


JLTan said...

Jewish Christmas break dancing elf ... what a nice idea. May God bless you.

JD Storm said...

i once saw a movie with a Jewish Santa Clause who had also been a pro wrestler in real life.