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Natalie Portman Is Getting Her First Christmas Tree — and Fulfilling ‘Every Jew’s Secret Wish’

On “The Tonight Show” last night, Natalie Portman filled in Jimmy Fallon on her plans for this year’s overlapping Christmas and Hanukkah, a calendar coincidence Portman called “really nice.” As she told Fallon, her family celebrates Christmas with her in-laws and Hanukkah with her side of the family. This year, it’s going to be one big Portman-Millipied-clan celebration, and Portman’s parents okayed getting a tree, to the surprise and delight of their daughter.

“It’s kind of every Jew’s like secret wish to have a Christmas tree,” she said.

Phoebe Maltz Bovy edits the Sisterhood, and can be reached at Her book, “The Perils of ‘Privilege’”, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in March 2017.




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