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    Christmas, Chinese food and a movie: An American Jewish Tradition

    By Jennifer 8. Lee | December 25, 2007

    Today is Christmas, which is the single busiest day for some Chinese restaurants in the whole year (in New York, Miami, parts of LA and San Francisco) — driven by the Jews. At Manhattan’s Upper West Side Shun Lee, for example, it is twice as busy as the next busiest day. Arguably, it’s as an American Jewish a tradition as Seder on Passover. Some others have riffed off of Christmas and Chinese food. Kung Pao Kosher Comedy and Chopshticks  combine comedy and gourmet Chinese Food in California.

    My family is going to a Chinese restaurant for Christmas too: Tung Shing House in Rego Park, Queens. But somehow a Chinese family going to a Chinese restaurant for Christmas is not quite the same.

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