At the beginning of the scene, Mr. Frank starts reading the prayer book. Everyone else listens while he reads. Once he's done reading the book, he passes it on to Mrs. Frank to read.
After reading the book, Mr. Dussel said it was very moving, but Anne says it's not over because of the present. Mrs. Frank reveals that there isn't going to be presents this year. Margot remembered about Hanukkah was the presents, eight presents for each day. Anne also reveals that she got gifts for everyone.
Anne brings out presents for everyone, even for Mr. Dussel. A crossword for Margot, I. O. U. for her mother, a muffler for her father, a paper ball with string for Mouschi, a razor for Peter, ear plugs for Mr. Dussel, cigarettes for Mr. Frank, and shampoo for Mrs. Frank.
After Anne gives the presents, she asks her father she would sing a song, the song of Hanukkah. She asks if Mr. Dussel has ever heard of it, then starts singing it. Then Mr. Frank says that she shouldn't sing tonight, but Anne begs to sing. He agrees, as long as she sings quietly.
Peter, Mr. Dussel, and Mr. Van Daan go into a huge argument about Mouschi the cat. Mr. Dussel and Mr. Van Daan want to get rid of the cat. Mr. Dussel is allergic to him, and Mr. Van Daan hates him because he eats all of the food. Peter said if Mouschi goes, he goes with him.
Anne quickly says that Petter loves that cat, and it's his cat. Mrs. Frank tries to get Anne's attention because she shouldn't be in this argument. Mrs. Van Daan tries to calm everyone down, saying that this is Hanukkah. A time to celebrate, so she asks Anne to sing again. Mr. Frank decided to blow out the first candle, then start Hanukkah again.