8 Things You Absolutely Need for Your Thanksgivukkah Celebration

“Happy Holidays” takes on a whole new meaning on Nov. 28, 2013 – for the first time in a lifetime, the two major holidays come together to form on giant, celebratory event now officially known as Thanksgivukkah.

In case you have been living under a rock, Thanksgivukkah is really a thing, and people are finding creative, glorious ways to merge the two major holidays into one epic, memorable event. 

In everything from decor, side dishes, clothing and dessert, there are so many ways to celebrate Thanksgivukkah this year in a fun way that puts an exciting twist on tradition. So don't make the choice between turkey and potato latkes, driedels or a Thanksgiving play. Merge them all together into one fabulous holiday celebration you won't forget. 


  • Menurkey

    The Menurkey is the quintessential Thanksgivukkah piece, the Holy Grail that brings the entire holiday together. It is so important, in fact, it has its own website, funded by Kickstarter. Get yours at Menurkey.com.

  • Thanksgivukkah Decor

    It wouldn't be a holiday without at least some festive decor. Along with some painted pumpkins and a mix of blue decor with all the fall colors, make sure you hang a festive banner like this one featured on Etsy by the seller Glam Banners. Don't be afraid to show off your Thanksgivukkah pride!

  • Thanksgivukkah T-Shirt

    If you're having a more laid-back Thanksgivukkah holiday, or just want to wear something festive while getting ready, you have to don this amazing Thanksgivukkah T-shirt, available on Modern Tribe.

  • Thanksigivukkah Kippa

    Don't forget the traditional kippa, or yarmulke, like this adorable Thanksgivingkuh design featured on Etsy by the seller Gigas Kippas. This design perfectly merges the two holidays into one fashionable head piece.

  • Turkey Challah

    The braided Jewish bread can be transformed into a delicious, edible turkey. This is also a fun craft to do with the kiddos. Kveller has the recipe.

  • Pumpkin Dreidels

    Kick the traditional Dreidel up a notch with these adorable pumpkin designs featured on Oriental Trading Company. They're technically called "Pumpkin Tops," we but all know they are new Thanksigivukkah staples.

  • You can't celebrate Thanksgivukkah without some delicious libations. Mix up a themed cocktail for you and your guests, and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime-experience.
  • Pumpkin Pie Rugelach

    Merging the two tasty holiday desserts is essential for a Thanksgivukkah celebration. For the best of both worlds, make some pumpkin pie rugelach. Get the recipe from Buzzfeed, who also featured more delicious Thanksgivukkah recipes during a blowout celebration.

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