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Queenie and Tina Goldstein explain Hanukkah to Newt in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ parody

'Do muggles know about the Jewishes?'

 

Monica Riese

Internet Culture

Published Dec 16, 2016   Updated Feb 28, 2020, 6:49 pm CST

Newt Scamander, star of the latest Harry Potter universe film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, might know plenty about nifflers and ashwinders, but he needs a little help on the ins and outs of holidays other than Christmas.

In Leigh Lahav and Oren Mendez’s animated spoof of the blockbuster, our floppy-haired protagonist returns to the home of Queenie and Tina Goldstein for Christmas, only to discover that they don’t actually celebrate the holiday.

The Hillel House visual gag is by far our favorite piece of the clip, but his continued insistence that Judaism sounds like magic is cute… and not not convincing.

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*First Published: Dec 16, 2016, 6:12 pm CST