Roses are Red…

This rhyme uses the famous “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue” poem:

Roses are Redish, Violets are Bluish, if it wasn’t for Christmas we’d all be Jewish.


The informant told me that when she was younger she used to be jealous of the kids in her class that would celebrate christmas. She says that her other friend from school that was also Jewish taught her this rhyme and that they would say it to each other. The informant and her friend felt left out for not celebrating Christmas because they went to a school with more kids who celebrated Christmas than Hanukah. Since the informant and her friend had the same religious identity they would share this rhyme with one another to feel a little more included (And to make light of the situation).