8 interfaith celebrity couples who celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher got married in July 2015. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney
  • Navigating an interfaith relationship can be tricky.
  • Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have embraced the holiday season by celebrating both Hanukkah and Christmas.
  • This year, Hanukkah falls between November 28 and December 6. Christmas is three weeks later.

Leslie Odom Jr. released a Christmas album in November 2020, and he included a Hanukkah duet with his wife, Nicolette Robinson, to honor her Jewish heritage.
Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson attends the 2021 Emmys.
Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson. Rich Fury/Getty Images
The Tony Award winner released his holiday album, “The Christmas Album,” in November. The album is filled with Christmas classics like “O Holy Night,” “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas,” and “Last Christmas,” but he made sure to include a Hanukkah duet with his wife Nicolette Robinson, “Ma’oz Tzur.”

Robinson, a fellow Broadway star, was herself raised with both holidays. “We celebrated Christian and Jewish holidays, and I got an understanding of both sides of my background. I feel really grateful for that,” Robinson told Broadway Direct in August 2018.

“My spiritual practice includes prayer and meditation. I walk with God. I would consider myself Christian, but my wife is Jewish,” Odom told New York Theater in February 2015. “The thing that is common in all the religions is a loving, divine presence. Part of spiritual practice is also having great friends, nurturing great relationships.”

 

Even though Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ kids won’t be getting Christmas presents, their family celebrates Christian and Jewish holidays.
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Kutcher and Kunis. Jesse Grant/Getty Images
Kutcher was raised Christian, while Kunis was raised Jewish and emigrated from Russia when she was just a kid.

“I come from communist Russia, where you’re not allowed to be happy, so my holiday traditions are ‘be quiet,'” she said in a 2017 interview.

“We come to America and we’re like, ‘Christmas is so inclusive,'” Kunis said. “We literally bought a Christmas tree. So as far as tradition goes, my family’s big on any excuse to get the family together and get drunk. Whether it’s Easter, which we’ve now all accepted into our Jewish household, or Christmas, it doesn’t matter. It’s all family time, but having kids, we’re building up our own little versions of tradition.”

Pink and her husband Carey Hart celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas with their kids.
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Casey Hart and Pink have been married since 2006 and have two children together. Emma McIntyre/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Pink, real name Alecia Beth Moore, is Jewish, while her husband, motocross rider Hart, is Christian.

During the holiday season in 2018, the singer shared snaps on Instagram of her kids in front of the Christmas tree and lighting the menorah for Hanukkah.

According to Dan Levy, his parents, Eugene Levy and Deborah Divine, raised him to be a “halfie.”
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Deborah Divine and Eugene Levy. Paul Archuleta/WireImage/Getty Images
In December 2012, the younger Levy identified himself on Twitter as a celebrator of both Hanukkah and Christmas, writing, “One half of me is celebrating Hanukkah, the other half is decorating a tree. My body is confused. #halfie.”

The father-son duo also explored their interfaith family dynamic during an episode of “Schitt’s Creek,” in which Moira (Catherine O’Hara) is Christian and Johnny (Eugene Levy) is Jewish, much like Dan’s real life situation — his father is Jewish and his mother, Divine, is Christian.

Marc Mezvinsky and Chelsea Clinton were married in an interfaith ceremony in 2010.
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Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky. Getty Images/ Paul Zimmerman
Clinton, a Methodist, and Mezvinsky, who is Jewish, were married in 2010 in a ceremony that incorporated both of their faiths, according to Kveller.

In 2017, Clinton shared on Twitter that she lights the Hanukkah candles with her family, though she never formally converted to Judaism.

Alan Alda grew up Catholic, while his wife, Arlene Weiss, is Jewish.
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Alan Alda and wife, Arlene. Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection/ Getty Images
Alda isn’t Jewish, though he made Moment Magazine’s list of “non-Jews often misidentified as Jews.” However, his wife of 64 years, Arlene, is Jewish, which means he’s been around Judaism for much of his adult life.

Alda’s favorite holiday, though, is Passover. “Passover’s like Thanksgiving. People sit around and eat and drink and tell stories, are glad to be alive. I like that,” he said in 2017.

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas cemented their marriage with a “ketubah” or marriage certificate.
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Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Goodwin publicly spoke about how she reconnected with her Jewish faith in 2013, just a year before she married her now-husband, Dallas.

She joked in 2014 that her son, Oliver, was “probably the first Jewish Dallas in the world.” But her family has also been spotted getting into the Christmas spirit — Goodwin, Dallas, and their two sons all rocked Christmas sweaters in December 2017.

Talk show host Tamron Hall was raised a Southern Baptist, while her husband, Steven Greener, is Jewish.
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Hall and Greener welcomed their son, Moses, in April 2019, and he has experienced both Christian and Jewish traditions, including a bris (a Jewish circumcision ceremony).

“My mom nearly passed out. We had both grandparents on each side there, and he’s going to Texas to have a Christening or a Confirmation at my mom’s Southern Baptist church. We’ve just combined our life experience, and we want to teach him tradition,” Hall told EEW in July 2019.