I say all of this as one of those Jewish kids who has grown up and tends to prefer the drunken good times of Purim — which I’ve heard described more than once as a “Jewish Mardi Gras” — but always looks forward to the latkes and Sufganiyah (also known as “Jewish donuts”) served up during the Festival of Lights. And even though I will agree with Benedikt that sweet and sour brisket with cranberry sauce does sound pretty horrible, Thanksgivukkah does offer up one foodie idea that is delicious beyond words, but that should, like Thanksgivukkah itself, only occur once every 70000 years.
The Thanksgivukkah leftover sandwich should be the reason that people embrace the fusion of these two holidays: two latkes, a light schmear of cranberry sauce on one side, maybe a little chopped liver on the other (if you’re feeling dangerous), some turkey, and some gravy to top it off. This makes for one of the truly great sandwich ideas, the likes of which you will need to spend ten hours in the gym to work off once you’ve woken up from your tryptophan coma. It is, simply put, reason enough to embrace this rare occurrence — but also why Benedikt and anybody else who is getting all worked up over Thanksgivukkah should eat some pumpkin pie, chase it with some gelt, and just calm down enough to enjoy both holidays.