Mindy Kaling’s photo with her daughter is what Christmas is all about

Twinsies! Mindy Kalingand her 12-month-old daughter, Katherine “Kit,” are waiting for Santa Claus in PJs. 

The Mindy Project alum, 39, shared a photo of herself and the toddler sporting identical Eiffel Tower-inspired Bedhead Pajamas on Monday, December 24. In the snap, a barefoot Kaling is seen smiling brightly at the camera, while Kit stares out a window. (The Ocean’s Eight actress has never shown her baby’s face on social media.)

Kaling’s got into the holiday spirit with celebrity-themed decorations that she shared with fans via Instagram on Saturday. Standouts included the “Chris Pine Tree” — a Christmas tree covered in pictures of Chris Pine — and a Ginger-Fred Armisen ornament. In her caption, the Kaling explained that the “punny” decor was inspired by a 2014 episode of The Mindy Project, in which her character debuted the Wreath Witherspoon in honor of Reese Witherspoon.

In June, Kaling opened up about life as a single mother while delivering a commencement speech at her alma mater Dartmouth College.

“After my daughter was born in December, I remember bringing her home and being in my house with her for the first time and thinking, ‘Huh. According to movies and TV, this is traditionally the time when my mother and spouse are supposed to be here, sharing this experience with me,’” she told the crowd. “And I looked around, and I had neither. And for a moment, it was kind of scary. Like, ‘Can I do this by myself?’”

The moment of panic quickly passed. “That feeling went away, because the reality is, I’m not doing it by myself,” Kaling revealed. “I’m surrounded by family and friends who love and support me. And the joy I feel from being with my daughter Katherine ellipses anything from any crazy checklist.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Mindy Kaling attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Mindy Kaling arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' held at El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Mindy Kaling (L) and B. J. Novak at the world premiere of Disney�s 'A Wrinkle in Time' at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood CA, March 26, 2018. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) Oprah Winfrey, Storm Reid, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling attend the premiere of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' at the El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actor Mindy Kaling participates in the press conference for Disney�s 'A Wrinkle in Time' in Hollywood, CA on March 25, 2018 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 22: In this handout photo provided by Disney Resort, actresses Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, Storm Reid and Reese Witherspoon visited the Disneyland Resort on February 22, 2018 in Anaheim, California.� The stars of Disneys upcoming film, 'A Wrinkle in Time,' gathered together in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Park.� 'A Wrinkle in Time' opens in theaters nationwide March 9, 2018.�(Photo by Todd Wawrychuk/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 22: In this handout photo provided by Disney Resort, the stars of Disney's upcoming film, 'A Wrinkle in Time,' visited the Disneyland Resort on February 22, 2018 in Anaheim, California. Actresses Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Storm Reid and Oprah Winfrey surprised guests at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Disney California Adventure Park with a special appearance after a preview of the film was shown. 'A Wrinkle in Time' opens in theaters nationwide March 9, 2018. (Photo byTodd Wawrychuk/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)
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Magic Kingdom with my Mrses and Meg ❤️ @disneyland. Miss you @ava
No makeup no filter mom night out with @juliaspowellart ❤️✨👯‍♀️✨❤️
Back at work with my girls @asekar95 and @yo_its_hmo. It cold!
Baby couture care of @salvadorperezcostumes. I can’t even with this Mindy Lahiri mini me dress. ❤️🙌🏾❤️🙌🏾
ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 22: In this handout photo provided by Disney Resort, the stars of Disney's upcoming film, 'A Wrinkle in Time,' visited the Disneyland Resort on February 22, 2018 in Anaheim, California. Actresses Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Storm Reid surprised guests at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Disney California Adventure Park with a special appearance after a preview of the film was shown. 'A Wrinkle in Time' opens in theaters nationwide March 9, 2018. (Photo by Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)
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