In the good old days, those not of the Christian faith understood that Christmas was a great time to see movies, eat Chinese food and feel happy that they didn’t have to endure last-minute shopping meltdowns, maxed-out credit cards and family neurosis. … But then someone had the bright idea of turning Jews’ peaceful and lovely Christmas week into a spectacle of forced humor and awkward parties. Such as tonight’s group of funsters, Good for the Jews, who offer “Putting the Ha! In Hanukkah” at the Highline Ballroom, with a self-proclaimed “Jew-studded” comic line-up of Todd Barry, Rachel Feinstein and Dave Attell sponsored by Heeb Magazine. Let the self-loathing begin!
[Good For the Jews’ “Putting the Ha! In Hanukkah,” the Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street, 8 p.m., www.ticketweb.com]