Guess what? It’s not too early to start thinking about Hanukkah! This year, Hanukkah starts on the evening of December 22 and overlaps with Christmas — which means it’s going to be a very multi-faith season for holiday sweaters and pajamas.
I’ve always argued that Hanukkah gear should be just as good and as fun as Christmas gear. I am a huge fan of Hanukkah sweaters — and an even bigger fan of Hanukkah pjs! After all, for a typically home-based holiday that’s all about a jug of oil lasting eight nights, you certainly need some comfy, night-appropriate attire.
Unfortunately, finding a great pair of Hanukkah pajamas isn’t as easy as you’d think. Also, they all look very much alike — they’re mostly blue (I guess that’s the color of the Jewish people?!), they mostly have menorahs and Stars of David on them (you don’t need stars of David on Hanukkah pajamas! After all, there are no crosses on Christmas pajamas!). Where are the latkes?! Where is the gelt?!
I guess what I’m saying is: I’m happy there are Hanukkah pajamas out there, I just want more.
Nonetheless, we’ve scoured the corners of the internet, and, in the name of journalism, we’ve put together a pretty comprehensive list of all the ones available, including our favorites: matching Hanukkah pajamas for the whole family!
So put on your pajamakkahs — it’s almost time for Hanukkah.
Hanukkah pajamas for babies and kids:
Carters have two pair of Hanukkah pajamas available on Amazon for babies up to 24 months. They’re really adorable and simple. And, most important: they both have dreidels on their butts. Perfect for baby’s first Hanukkah!
More llamas! Hurrah! These pajamas are a bit more intricate, with a llama print on the bottoms and an adorable llama on the top. You can get a boys or a girls version — the boy (?!) llama has glasses and a bow and the girl (?!) llama has a bow in her ear and a scarf. I do believe neither are scientifically accurate portrayal of male and female llama, but they are pretty darn cute!
These white pajamas have a lovely, classic print — and especially love the twirly girl’s nightgown. Who doesn’t love a good nightgown? Nobody!
These lovely pajamas have cute, striped bottoms and an applique menorah on the tops. For an extra $10, you can have them custom embroidered with your child’s name. How fancy!
Hanukkah pajamas for grown-ups:
Don’t worry, adults who want their llama pajamas! We’ve got you! While these are a bit pricey, coming in at $68, they are absolutely adorable and are made out of cozy flannel. Plus, unlike any item of clothing you buy for your kids, these should last you a while.
Sometimes, you just want to feel like a baby again — that’s what adult onesies are for. This ridiculous onesie also has a flapjack. We just had to include it in this list.
Matching family Hanukkah pajamas:
These adorable pjs have dreidels and menorahs on the pants, and a shirt that says “Let the good times roll.” (Get it?! Like a dreidel? Spinning is the same as rolling, right? Right?) There’s even a cute Hanukkah bandana for the four-legged “child” in your life.
“Eight nights, eight lights” is the catchy rhyming inscription on these matching family pajamas from Target, which have cozy looking fleece pants adorned with dreidels, gifts, Jewish stars, and menorahs. There’s a footie for the baby or toddler in your life, and a full pajama for Fido. Sweet!
$40 for a set of pajamas is a bit steep, but you can customize each set with the inscription “shine bright for eight crazy nights with [insert your family name here].” These cozy pajamas come with both short sleeves (we’ve got you, hot sleepers!) and long sleeves, though the long sleeves will set you back an extra $5.
They’re warm. They’re blue. They have snowflakes, menorahs, and dreidels — with no silly slogans or Hanukkah puns in sight. Hannah Andersson’s matching family holiday pajamas provide all the classics, and sometimes that’s all you want.
These pajamas come in every size, and they have all kinds of cute Hanukkah-related puns on them. Our favorite is the kids’ pajamas that say “Love you a latke.” Aw!