In the realm of Hanukkah hits, Adam Sandler wears the crown, and it's all thanks to his legendary performance of "The Chanukah Song" on Saturday Night Live. What many don't know is that Roseanne Barr was initially in the running to belt out the festive tune before graciously passing the mic to Sandler.\r\n\r\nREAD: Connecticut\u2019s Boston Market Outposts in Hot Water: Confronting Evictions and Legal Battles Over Unsettled Rent\r\n\r\nThe Genesis of Adam Sandler's Hanukkah Hit\r\nIn a recent interview dripping with Sandler's signature charm, the actor spilled the dreidel on how he landed the gig during Roseanne's hosting stint in 1994. "They were talking about Roseanne singing it, and she was nice enough to say, 'No, let Adam do that, that\u2019s his, he wrote it, that\u2019s his song,'" chuckled Sandler in his chat with Access Hollywood.\r\nRoseanne's Gift: How Adam Sandler Became the Hanukkah King\r\n"I\u2019m happy to be a part of Hanukkah. That was a good time of life to be associated with the song and the holiday. Very proud of that," Sandler admitted with a twinkle in his eye. Fast forward to today, and he still croons the catchy anthem. "I sing it alone, I sing it without the kids, I go into our basement, I rip it out, I do the soft-shoe to it.\r\nAdam Sandler's Hanukkah Legacy: Then and Now\r\nNo, if it comes on the radio, and I hear it, I get excited, that\u2019s still awesome," he confessed, adding a touch of humor to the Hanukkah hymn. It was the Hanukkah of '94 when Sandler first unveiled "The Chanukah Song" during the iconic "Weekend Update" segment on SNL. With a mischievous grin, Sandler shared that he penned the song because Hanukkah needed a musical ambassador.\r\n1994 Flashback: Adam Sandler's SNL Debut with 'The Chanukah Song\r\nThe song, a quirky roster of famous Jewish personalities like David Lee Roth, Goldie Hawn, and The Three Stooges, became an instant holiday classic. And so, the king of Hanukkah reigned supreme, thanks to a dash of wit, a sprinkle of melody, and a pinch of Roseanne's benevolence.