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Andy Cohen among the stars to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with son Benjamin

With the Thanksgiving holiday weekend winding down, various stars are taking to their social media pages to mark the first night of the eight-day Jewish Festival Of Lights, also known as Hanukkah.

Andy Cohen is celebrating the holiday for the third time with his two-and-a-half- year-old son Benjamin at their home in New York City.

And on Sunday, the Bravo star lit up the living room of his apartment by flashing a big beaming smile in a photo of himself lighting his menorah while holding his boy in his arms.

Family tradition: Andy Cohan, 53, celebrated the first night of the eight-day Jewish Festival Of Lights, also known as Hanukkah, with his son Benjamin

Cohen, 53, was the picture of contentment as he stared at his son with pure joy and love while sharing the moment together.

The host of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen looked to be in casual mode dressed in a black t-shirt that read, ‘Rock out,’ on the front of it. 

His adorable boy, who was conceived and born with the help of a surrogate in February 2019, had a bashful look on his face during the menorah lighting.

His dad had him looking irresistibly cute in black pants and a burgundy striped shirt.

Homeward bound: The Bravo star shared a photo of himself and Benjamin at the airport, just hours before the lighting of his menorah at home in New York

Homeward bound: The Bravo star shared a photo of himself and Benjamin at the airport, just hours before the lighting of his menorah at home in New York

Earlier in the day, Cohen took to Instagram and posted a photo of he and his son, seemingly sitting and waiting at an airport. 

‘Heading home,’ the television personality pronounced across the top of the image, which showed an airport gate just behind him.

Little Ben looked to be fixated on something going on outside on the airport runway, decked out in the very same outfit he wore for the menorah lighting.

Loving his role as daddy, the St. Louis, Missouri native also snapped an up close photo of Ben’s right eye, and gushed: ‘I endlessly stare at his lashes.’

Aww: Loving his role as daddy, the St. Louis, Missouri native also snapped an up close photo of Ben's right eye, and gushed: 'I endlessly stare at his lashes'

Aww: Loving his role as daddy, the St. Louis, Missouri native also snapped an up close photo of Ben’s right eye, and gushed: ‘I endlessly stare at his lashes’ 

Scott Disick, 38, is also marking the first night of Hanukkah with a photo of two plates of sweet treats, including doughnuts that were adorned with the Star Of David.

Although he had been celebrating Christmas with the Kardashians and Jenners for many years, the reality star and father of three, whom he shares with ex-partner Kourtney Kardashian, is of the Jewish faith.

It appears he wrote out ‘Happy Hanukkah’ with letters typically used as magnets for a refrigerator door for his holiday photo.

Celebrating: Scott Disick paid tribute to the first night of Festival Of Lights with a photo of some sweet treats and the words, 'Happy Hanukkah' spelled out on a kitchen counter top

Celebrating: Scott Disick paid tribute to the first night of Festival Of Lights with a photo of some sweet treats and the words, ‘Happy Hanukkah’ spelled out on a kitchen counter top

'Happy Hanukkah': Although he had been celebrating Christmas with the Kardashians and Jenners for many years, the reality star and father of three is of the Jewish faith

‘Happy Hanukkah’: Although he had been celebrating Christmas with the Kardashians and Jenners for many years, the reality star and father of three is of the Jewish faith

Adam Sandler, 55, added a little humor to his marking of the beginning of Hanukkah by sharing a photo of himself playing his Zohan Dvir character from his film You Don’t Mess With The Zohan (2008). 

‘Happy Chanukah! And Disco Disco to all! Love, The Zohan,’ he captioned the Instagram snap that showed him decked out in true Zohan style, complete with a baby blue shirt and his long curly locks with a slight dye job.

In the superhero comedy film, Sandler’s Zohan is an Israeli army counterterrorist commando who fakes his own death in order to pursue his dream of becoming a hair stylist in New York City.     

Holiday humor: Adam Sandler, 55, used a little humor when marking the first night of Hanukkah by posting a photo of himself playing his comedic role of Zohan in his 2008 film You Don't Mess With The Zohan

Holiday humor: Adam Sandler, 55, used a little humor when marking the first night of Hanukkah by posting a photo of himself playing his comedic role of Zohan in his 2008 film You Don’t Mess With The Zohan

While she’s not a confirmed follower of the Jewish faith, leading lady Kerry Washington took time out to recognize the holiday.

‘To those who celebrate, happy first night of #Hanukkah,’ she wrote in an Instagram post on Sunday.

Chelsea Handler spent part of holiday trying her hand at baking cookies to bring to her family dinner later in the evening.

‘It’s a Hanukkah miracle that I’m baking. Happy Hanukkah everyone!’ the comedian, 46, joked in the caption of her Instagram video.

Much respect: Kerry Washington, 44, wished her Jewish friends a 'happy first night of #Hanukkah' on Instagram

Much respect: Kerry Washington, 44, wished her Jewish friends a ‘happy first night of #Hanukkah’ on Instagram

Baking up a storm: Chelsea Handler, 46,  spend the early part of her Hanukkah baking cookies to bring to her family dinner later in the evening

Baking up a storm: Chelsea Handler, 46,  spend the early part of her Hanukkah baking cookies to bring to her family dinner later in the evening

In the video, Handler revealed that her family never really celebrated Hannukkah when she was growing up and that they all just 'lit candles and we got money'

In the video, Handler revealed that her family never really celebrated Hannukkah when she was growing up and that they all just ‘lit candles and we got money’

Prideful smile: The comedian flashed a look of pride when she showed off her cookie dough for the camera, which slid into a naughty arrangement

Prideful smile: The comedian flashed a look of pride when she showed off her cookie dough for the camera, which slid into a naughty arrangement 

Reese Witherspoon took to Twitter and wrote: ‘Wishing a joyful Hanukkah to all those who celebrate!’ 

The Hollywood A-lister made a point of paying tribute to her Jewish friends and fans, even though she was raised in the Episcopalian faith and regularly attends church, according to an interview she did for the LA Times in June 2020.  

Over the holiday weekend, Witherspoon also paid tribute to Thanksgiving with a family photo that included husband Jim Toth, their son Tennessee, nine, and her son Deacon, 18, and daughter Ava, 22, from her first marriage to Ryan Phillippe. 

Tribute: Reese Witherspoon, 45, wished a 'joyful Hanukkah to all those who celebrate!' on her Twitter page on Sunday

Tribute: Reese Witherspoon, 45, wished a ‘joyful Hanukkah to all those who celebrate!’ on her Twitter page on Sunday

Giving thanks: The leading lady also recognized the Thanksgiving holiday with a photo of her family: husband Jim Toth, 51, their son Tennessee, nine, and her son Deacon, 18, and daughter Ava, 22, from her first marriage to Ryan Phillippe

Giving thanks: The leading lady also recognized the Thanksgiving holiday with a photo of her family: husband Jim Toth, 51, their son Tennessee, nine, and her son Deacon, 18, and daughter Ava, 22, from her first marriage to Ryan Phillippe

'Happy Hanukkah': Kat Dennings shared a photo of her silver menorah

‘Happy Hanukkah’: Kat Dennings shared a photo of her silver menorah 


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