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Dec 5 2013

Mayim Bialik’s Thanksgivukkah, in Pictures

By at 11:52 am

Since the last night of Hanukkah was last night, today is technically the 8th day of Hanukkah. Here are my top 10 photos of my Hanukkah, including some highlights from Thanksgiving, which coincided with Hanukkah this year.

1. As I discussed here last week, my parents hosted Thanksgivukkah dinner. Here is the name card that was at my seat at the table. Note the Jewish star name card holder and the Thanksgiving and Hanukkah stickers adorning it. It should be noted that there were only six of us at dinner, but I think it’s kind of adorable that my mother insists on making name cards just the same.

mayim bialik thanksgivukkah place card

2. Here is my mother’s perfect fusion of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah: a Hanukkah placemat with Thanksgiving paper plates and napkins.

mayim bialik thanksgivukkah placemats

3. Ditto.

mayim bialik thanksgivukkah placemats hanukkah and thanksgiving

4. Here’s the centerpiece I brought for Thanksgivukkah: an inflatable turkey with birthday candles taped on. I never said I was classy.

mayim bialik thanksgivukkah centerpiece

5. Here are the sofganiyot, which I supervised my ex making for Thanksgivukkah. Yes, that’s my icing handiwork.

mayim bialik sufganiyot for hanukkah

6. More of my icing handiwork. Yes, that’s a hanukkiyah.

sufganiyot jelly doughnut with menorah icing mayim bialik

7. If you combine chocolate sauce with powdered sugar and add some rainbow sprinkles, you too can create the perfect donut. I tend to be a very humble person, but this is a perfect donut, if ever I’ve seen one.

mayim bialik the perfect donut

8. Here’s what my dining room table looked like for all of Hanukkah. Thank you, Crate & Barrel, for making such lovely Hanukkah plates every year.

hanukkah table

9. Here’s where we lit our hanukkiyah this year. The runner used to be twice as long, but a hanukkiyah mishap three years ago led to it being cut in half. Yes, that’s a Hanukkah troll.

mayim bialik menorah hanukkah

10. Thank you, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, for introducing my sons to crossdressing. The “Kinky Boots” performance left them speechless.

mayim bialik sons watching thanksgiving macy's day parade

I hope you saw miracles this year. There are more to be had, God willing!

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About Mayim

Mayim Bialik is the grandchild of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the mother of two young boys. She is best known for her lead role in the 1990s NBC sitcom Blossom, as well as her current role as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS' The Big Bang Theory.

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