"Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel", also known as "The Dreidel Song" and "I Have a Little Dreidel", is a Jewish song that has appeared a few times in the series, beginning with the Season One episode, "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo". It was heard prior to that in the short, Jesus vs. Santa.

Background

The song first appears in Jesus vs. Santa. In the short, the boys sing "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" before Stan Marsh interrupts the song, asking Kyle Broflovski if he's Jewish.

After the boys come to the conclusion that Christmas is all about presents, Kyle announces that if you're Jewish, you get presents for eight days. Stan and Eric Cartman then decide that they want to be Jewish too. The boys leave, singing the song. This scene is briefly recalled in "A Very Crappy Christmas".

In "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo", while Kyle is committed to the asylum and everyone is about to begin their "non-offensive non-denominational holiday play," Sheila Broflovski wishes that Kyle was there to see it. The scene then cuts to Kyle in the asylum, singing the song in a somewhat crazed fashion.

Later, in "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics", Kyle begins singing the song as "I Have A Little Dreidel" to Ike Broflovski while instructing him on how to play with the dreidel. Cartman then enters with his own anti-Semitic verse. Stan later joins in with a verse of his own. Kyle's parents also eventually join in, and they all end up singing their own verses in concert. In this version, Kyle is the only one singing the original words.

Trivia

  • While Ike attempts to sing the song, he instead sings lines of "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and the alphabet song.

Lyrics

Jesus vs. Santa

Stan:
"Wait a minute!"
Kyle:
"What?"
Stan:
"Aren't you Jewish, Kyle?"
Kyle:
"Yeah, I think so."
Stan:
"Dude, Jewish people don't celebrate Christmas. You're supposed to sing Hannukah songs."
[long pause]
Kyle:
(singing) "Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of clay. Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel--"
Stan:
"That's a stupid song."

Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo

Kyle:
"Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of clay. Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, with dreidel I shall play. Second verse, same as the first! DREIDEL, DREIDEL, DREIDEL..."

Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics

Kyle:
"I have a little dreidel, I made it out of clay. / When it's dry and ready, with dreidel I shall play."
Ike:
"H I J K L O P, up the sun ... like ... all the rain ... came down the rain and washed the spider out"
Cartman:
"Jews... Play stupid games... Jews... That's why they're lame."
Stan:
"I'll try to make it spin, it fell, I'll try again."
Sheila:
"When you learn to make the dreidel spin, you'll know our people always win.
Gerald:
"Courteney Cox, I love you, you're so hot, on that show."

Album Version

Kyle:
Okay Ike, you're my little brother, so I have to show you how to celebrate Hanukkah. This is called a dreidel. You spin it and see where it lands, and you sing this song

I have a little dreidel, I made it out of clay
And when it's dry and ready, with dreidel I shall play
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of clay
Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, with dreidel I shall play


Now you try it, Ike. Just spin it with your fingers, like this

Ike:
H-I-J-K-L-O-P
Um, this song, like, go all the way
Play, came down the rain and wash the spider out


Cartman: Hey, what the hell are you doing?

Kyle: Oh, hey, Cartman. We're playing dreidel. You wanna try?

Cartman: Sure.

Here's a little dreidel that's small and made of clay
But I'm not gonna play with it, 'cause dreidel's fuckin' gay


Kyle: Hey, shut your mouth, fatass!

Cartman:
Jews play stupid games
Jews, that's why they're lame
Jews play stupid games (Kyle: Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of clay)
Jews, that's why they're lame (Kyle: Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, with dreidel I shall play)


Stan:
What's going on? Oh, it's that Hannukah thing

Cartman:
It's so amazing. You spin this thing on the ground and it goes round and round. I could watch it all day.

Stan:
Let me try.

I'll try to make it spin
It fell, I'll try again
I'll try to make it spin
It fell, I'll try again
I'll try to make it spin
It fell, I'll try again
I'll try to make it spin


Sheila:
Hello boys!

Kyle:
Hi, mom

Sheila:
Oh, how precious! You boys are all playing dreidel. Now you know that dreidel is a time-honored tradition for the Hebrew people.

Cartman:
Yes, we know, Ms. Broflovski, it's so very interesting

Sheila:
Now when you learn to make the dreidel spin
You'll know our people always win, keep spinning!
Learn to make the dreidel spin
You'll know our people always win


Kyle:
Oh, hi Dad!

Gerald:
Hello, everybody. Say, can I join in?

Kyle:
Sure!

I have a little dreidel, I made it out of clay
And when it's dry and ready, with dreidel I shall...everybody!
Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of clay
Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, with dreidel I shall play
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of clay
Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, with dreidel I shall play


Gerald:
Courtney Cox, I love you
You're so hot on that show

Kyle:
Dad?

Gerald:
Courtney Cox...

Kyle:
Dad!

Gerald:
Huh?

Kyle:
We're singing about a dreidel

Gerald:
Oh, sorry

Sheila:
We'll talk about this later, Gerald

Kyle:
Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of clay
Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, with dreidel I shall play
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of clay
Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, with dreidel I shall play


Songs from Season One
Ave Satani | Bar-bura, Bar-bura | Canon in D | Christmas Lovin' | Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel | Gonna Fly | Happy, Happy, Happy | Hot Lava | I Love to Singa | I Remember When We Fell in Love | I'm Gonna Be On Television | I'm Gonna Make Love to You, Woman | If My Friends Could See Me Now | It's Okay to Be Gay | It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year | Kumbaya | Kyle's Mom's a Bitch | Love Gravy | Loving the Football | Lovin' You | Make Love, Even When I'm Dead | Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo | No Substitute | Now You're a Man | Oh Kathie Lee | Pig and Elephant DNA Just Won't Splice | Rabartu Smitu, Rabartu Smitu | Romeo and Juliet | Santa Claus is On His Way | School Days | Shadow Dancing | The Lonely Jew on Christmas | There You Are! | Waitin' On a Women | We Wish You a Merry Christmas | We're All Special

See Also: List of Songs | List of Minor Characters from Season One | Season One


Songs from Season Three
Auld Lang Syne | Believe | Carol of the Bells | Christmas Medley | Christmas Time in Hell | Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel | Falling Away from Me | Getting Gay With Kids | Got to Buy Chinpokomon | Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas | Help Me Buy Chinpokomon | Holy Diver | Home School Miracle | I Am Chewbacca | I Hate You Guys | I Saw Three Ships | Kumbaya | Love Bug | Merry Fucking Christmas | Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo | My Country Tis of Thee | O Holy Night | O Tannenbaum | Rebecca's Song | Sexual Harassment Panda | Shelly, Shelly | Silver Bells | Sleigh Ride | Soaring So High | The Brown Note | The Menstrual Cycle Song | The Morning After | Turds! | Wild Wild West Rap | You and Me, Girl

See Also: List of Songs | List of Minor Characters from Season Three | Season Three

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