Turning the world into a classroom: Local entrepreneur launches global study experience firm Hanukkah Holidays In December Dec 20, 2016. The first night of Hanukkah falls on Christmas Eve this year — the first time. By Zachary [email protected]@vox.com Dec 20, 2016, of Jewish holidays, I compiled more than 100 years of Hanukkah data. For most of the 20th century, the only December holiday. has recognized Hanukkah with a special menorah-lighting…