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Festival of highlights: This year’s best star-studded Hanukkah content

Hanukkah is almost gone, but fear not, people — it won’t be forgotten.

Maybe it’s just us — or the whole Thanksgivukkah thing — but the holiday seemed to have made a larger than average digital footprint this year. Preceding and during the latke and dreidel-filled days, the Internet was rife with music videos, celeb shout-outs and more. While it was highly entertaining, it was also a lot to sort through. Which is why we’ve done it for you.

Here, a few (eight, to be exact) of our favorite things.

1. Alicia Silverstone celebrated the holiday on Twitter with eight days of vegan Hanukkah recipes, care of her clean-living site The Kind Life. Treats included challah, knishes and jelly donut cupcakes.

2. Bravo’s Andy Cohen summed it up (and spared us from reading the word “Thanksgivukkah” for the millionth time), with this sweet Tweet:

Gobble Tov, y’all!!!

— Andy Cohen (@Andy) November 28, 2013

3. Skip on over to minute two to hear Jimmy Fallon and Rashida Jones singing about Thanksgivukkah (Gah! Sorry!) to the tune of none other than Lorde’s parody-friendly “Royals.”

4. Thank you Complex, for the gift that was your “Eight Jews of Rap” series. There’s nothing like seeing the faces of rhythm-blessed Jews (think Drake, Lyor Cohen and The Beastie Boys) subbed in for the flames on a menorah.

5. You’ve heard it before, but we’d be remiss not to include the Maccabeats’ latest Hanukkah ditty, their version of Ellie Goulding’s “Burn.” 

6. Wish we could have heard them perform it live at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Tuesday night!

7. Ever thought about what Adam Sandler’s classic “The Chanukah Song” would have sounded like if it had been written today? Well the folks over at People did. Here’s their version, which is packed with young, hip, People-worthy celebrities, such as Daniel Radcliffe, Josh Radnor, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, and more.

8. Not included by People was one of our favorite Jews on TV, Emmanuelle Chriqui, who played Sloan on “Entourage.” The Moroccan Jew from Montreal acknowledged the holiday (and teased us a little) on Twitter.


Happy last day everyone!

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