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Fun (and wacky!) celebrity holiday traditions

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From the Kardashians to Jennifer Aniston, check out the fun, thoughtful and somewhat wacky holiday traditions of our favorite celebrities.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have made Christmas a family affair because it is reportedly Pitt's favorite holiday. The jet-setting couple spent last year in France and had Pitt's entire family over to celebrate. "They get a tree, lots of gifts and most importantly a really good chef since Angelina is hopeless in the kitchen," an insider revealed.

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We love Jennifer Aniston's Christmas tradition in which she throws a tree-trimming party for all her girlfriends. "I love the holidays. It's not a stressful time for me at all," she said.

Paris Hilton spends the holidays traveling to amazing destinations, of course. "Christmas is my favorite time of year," she told Radar Online last year. "We will be spending Christmas in Maui, then Cabo for New Year's. I can't wait!"

Actress Melissa Joan Hart gets into the holiday spirit by throwing an ugly holiday sweater party. All of her friends and family must wear the most obnoxious sweater they can find as they celebrate the holidays.

Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher likes to make gingerbread houses and homemade gifts every year for Christmas, with the help of her daughters. "Homemade gifts are always the best. So what I love to do is make gingerbread houses and my little girl helps me. We give them away as gifts to family and friends. And for ourselves, we create a little Christmas town," she said.

White Collar actress Tiffani Thiessen was spotted taking pictures with Santa and her daughter Harper this year. Her favorite holiday tradition? "Family wearing matching pjs for Christmas morning and opening gifts," she said.

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Nicolas Cage took his family to Italy one year and he said he hoped that would be their Christmas tradition. "I'm going to have a Dickens Christmas. I'm going to take everyone to England. I've never done that. I'm going to just walk around Bath and see how they celebrate the holidays, because I've always fantasized about that," he said.

One of the Kardashian's biggest Christmas tradition is their annual over-the-top Christmas card. In addition to this, Kris Jenner throws a huge party on Christmas Eve with plenty of food, carolers, Santa and even little elves! On Christmas Eve night, they all wear matching pajamas and wake up early to open presents.

Jennifer Love Hewitt spends her holidays giving instead of receiving, by volunteering every year at the Los Angeles Mission to help feed the needy.

Kelsey Grammer said his holiday tradition has been passed down from his grandparents, "My granddad did the decorating and handed out the presents and spreading good cheer. After he died when I was 12, I took on the mantle of carrying on with the decorating and handing out the presents. Now with my family, we open a few presents on Christmas Eve, but in the old days, we didn't touch a thing until Christmas day."

You would think actress Brittany Snow would like the snow, but this Florida gal prefers to spend the holidays somewhere sunny. "I love to go to the beach and make sand angels," she said.

Photo: WENN/Noah Graham Photography

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