Christmas can be sort of a bummer for us Jewish folk. Friends head home for grandma’s famous holiday ham, stores are closed, the excitement of gift unwrapping was weeks ago, but there is a silver lining. The city is ours!!! Mwahahaha!
TC Jewfolk has your Christmas go-to guide for all the best restaurants, Chinese joints, parties (check out the awesome Christmas Eve Jewbilee at First Avenue 7th Street Entry) and movies open on X-mas. Plus, head over to our calendar for the low-down on the holidays.
Ho, ho, ho! Merry (Jewish) Christmas!
- Little Szechuan (304 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis OR 422 University Ave W, Saint Paul)
- Shuang Cheng (1320 4th St SE, Minneapolis)
- Tea House (2425 University Ave SE, Minneapolis)
- Great Wall (4515 France Avenue S, Minneapolis).
- Quang is actually Vietnames, but hey. (2719 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis)
- There’s so much more! Tell us your favorite in the Facebook comments.
Not feeling Chinese? Here are some other restaurants open on Christmas:
- Common Roots (2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis)
- Basil’s (710 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis)
- Moscow On The Hill (371 Selby Ave, Saint Paul)
- Buca di Beppo (2728 Gannon Road, St. Paul)
- For the full list, check this out.
Hitting up the movie theater:
- Star Wars: Episode VII — For the fantasy-loving teenage boy in you. Or for your teenage boy and his friends.
- Sisters — Amy Poehler meets Tina Fey and the SNL duo make a beautiful baby out of 120 minutes of screen time.
- The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay, Part 2 — Catch the action of part 1 at home, then head to the theater for the second half.
- Macbeth — In which Michael Fassbender beautifully recites, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair.”
Opening Christmas Day:
- Joy — Based on a true story, this movie shows the truths behind becoming a powerful and independent woman.
- Daddy’s Home — Will Ferrell acts as the step-dad in this family comedy about being a parent… and a step-parent.
- Concussion — It’s all in the title: the nasty truth behind sports-induced concussion.
Looking for more? Check out this list of fun things to do on Christmas, and celebrate on!