It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Just looking at how our fave celebrities celebrated Christmas is proof the spirit of the season is alive and well. Celebrities are taking to social media en masse this week to reveal the festive moments they’ve enjoyed with family so far during the holidays. And there’s just something inherently heartwarming about the shared human experience of holiday fun, isn’t there?
So, crank up some holiday tunes (they’re still totally cool until the new year) and check out how some of Hollywood’s stars spent Christmas.
Jada Pinkett & Will Smith
The Smiths know how to do Christmas right, y’all! On Christmas Eve, Will Smith posted a family photo featuring himself, wife Jada Pinkett Smith, her mom, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, the couple’s daughter, Willow Smith, and son, Jaden Smith, and Will’s older son, Trey Smith — all decked out in holiday attire.
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Better this morning. Couch more comfortable with blanket as substitute sheet. New earrings by my friend’s daughter Iris cheered me up. Cat on meds for kidney infection and hopefully he will be better soon. 🐈 Heading to a 🍿 movie and Chinese food. Like we do. #whatjewsdoonxmas …Merry 🎄 Christmas, everyone!
The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik posted on Christmas that she was “better this morning” after a rough few weeks that has included mourning a recent breakup and dealing with cats urinating on her bed during a dominance war (yikes!). Happily, things were looking up for Bialik on Christmas Day, when she shared, “Heading to a movie and Chinese food. Like we do. #whatjewsdoonxmas.”
Tiffani Thiessen revealed that her cute little family — husband Brady Smith, daughter Harper, and son Holt — went for a family bike ride on Christmas. “Merry Christmas to you all! Hope you all are having a beautiful day making memories with the people you love,” she captioned photos of the family in front of the tree and preparing for their ride.
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Merry Christmas from my family to yours! 🎄❤️😄 On this Christmas Eve, I’m sending you holiday wishes for a day filled with love and laughter — the important things that remind us how blessed we all are. And I’m sending extra special wishes of light & love to anyone out there who needs it! ✨❤️🎄
On Christmas Eve, Reese Witherspoon shared a snapshot of her family in front of the tree wishing everyone “a day filled with love and laughter” — and “light & love” for anyone who needs a little extra this year.
Kris Jenner (& fam!)
Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ matriarch, Kris Jenner, gave fans a glimpse into her family’s lavish Christmas Eve party — which even included a performance by John Legend. Jenner shows off blond locks in a photo with daughter Khloé Kardashian and granddaughter True in which she likens Kardashian to “a fairy princess.”
If this is what the holidays look like at Zoe Saldana’s house, we want an invite! Wishing everyone “happy holidays,” she shared a photo with her family Christmas card in the foreground (propped up against a beverage) and, in the background, her and husband Marco Perego Saldana’s three sons: twins Bowie and Cy, and Zen.
We can’t imagine Gabrielle Union spending a more special Christmas than the one she shared this year. Posting a photo of herself snuggled up with her new daughter Kaavia James (with husband Dwyane Wade), Union called the little girl “the blessed gift that keeps on giving.”
Actor Sofia Vergara seemed to enjoy a very merry tropical Christmas with her family, including husband Joe Manganiello. And we can probably all agree his leopard-adorned, floral-print shirt is the real gift here.
The Walking Dead fan favorite Norman Reedus noted he has “a lot to be thankful for this year,” sharing the first photo of his new daughter with girlfriend Diane Kruger. Aw!
Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez
From making breakfast in matching Christmas jammies to watching her kids open presents under the tree, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez seemed to soak up every second of their holiday downtime.
Merry Christmas, indeed! Heidi Klum shared some seriously exciting news on Christmas Day, posting a photo with boyfriend Tom Kaulitz — er, fiancé! “I SAID YES,” she captioned the photo, which reveals a huge sparkler on her ring finger.
Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard
On Christmas Eve, Kristen Bell posted a photo full of on-brand quirkiness — her, husband Dax Shepard and friends Ryan Hansen (Bell’s Veronica Mars costar) and his wife Amy Hansen at the couple’s “annual #Superspouse roller-skating party,” which apparently includes unicorn horns and Christmas light necklaces.
Christina El Moussa
Flip or Flop’s Christina El Moussa and brand-new husband Ant Anstead celebrated their “#BLENDED Christmas Eve Love,” with El Moussa sharing a snapshot of the couple along with all their children.
The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco had a holiday full of friends, family and dogs, if her Christmas Day photo was any indication. In the snapshot, she and husband Karl Cook rock matching pj’s along with her sister, Briana Cuoco, and friend Josh Katz. The three pups pictured don’t have on matching pj’s, but they’re cute just the same.
Busy Philipps shared a few photos from her Christmas festivities, including a photo of her looking excited-slash-overwhelmed amid a stack of gifts. Other highlights? A sweet photo of her daughter, Birdie, and Bea, writer Kelly Oxford’s daughter, on Santa’s lap.
Idris Elba spent the days leading up to Christmas spreading Christmas cheer to children in London hospitals. Rita Ora joined Elba this year in their roles as makeshift Santas.
Like any loving mama would be, Carrie Underwood was filled with gratitude over her Christmas activities — snuggling on the couch with her little boy. “I’m thanking the Lord tonight for His Son while I cuddle with mine,” she wrote on Instagram. “Watching Christmas movies with him while he uses my big belly as a pillow. Sweet ending to another great Christmas.”
Actor Jason Momoa celebrated the holidays with his family in Hawaii, sharing on Instagram his joy over “amazing memories with my OHANA” and wishing fans have “beautiful holidays.”