Chanukah (Hanukkah) comes early this year. Judaism follows the lunar calendar, so although Chanukah usually falls around Christmas, it doesn't always.
Chanukah will be celebrated December 1 through December 9, 2010. Yes, Eight Days of Chanukah! That will give you enough time to read all of these titles! Let me know if I've missed any.
Novels: Holiday Grind by Cleo Coyle (mostly about Christmas but Hanukah is mentioned) Festival of Deaths by Jane Haddam Out of the Frying Pan into the Choir by Sharon Kahn Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry by Harry Kemelman Murder at the Minyan by Shlumat E. Kustanowitz The Body in the Sleigh by Katherine Hall Page (mostly about Christmas but Hanukah is mentioned) Chanukah Guilt by Ilene Schneider
Children's Hanukah Mysteries: Rabbi Rocketpower and the Mystery of the Missing Menorahs - A
Hanukkah Humdinger! by Rabbi Susan Abramson and Aaron Dvorkin and Ariel DiOrio
Mystery Short Stories:
"Mom Lights a Candle" by James Yaffe, appeared in Mystery: The Best of 2002, ed. by Jon L. Breen.
"Hanukah" by Morris Hershman in Cat Crimes for the Holidays, ed. by Martin Greenberg, Edward Gorman and Larry Segriff
"The Worse Noel" by Barb Goffman in The Gift of Murder.
For more info on Jewish short story mysteries, check out Steven Steinbock who blogs on Criminal Brief, the Mystery Short Story Web Log Project.
Children's software mystery game: Who Stole Hanukkah? offered in five languages: English, Hebrew, Russian, French and Spanish
Other Games for Children: The Case of the Stolen Menorah: An Enlightening Hanukkah Mystery