Celebrities Who Have Revealed Their Favorite Christmas TraditionsPublished on December 2, 2016. Updated December 16, 2019
When it comes to celebrities and Christmas, we always expect something lavish from them; however, some celebrities prefer to keep Christmas simple and traditional instead of over-the-top. We have a list of 13 celebrities and their favorite Christmas traditions. Check it out!
13. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga had a lot of Christmas traditions when she was growing up in New York City. “Well going to Rockefeller Center, seeing the tree. Just watching the snow fall in Central Park. A carriage ride around the Plaza.” For someone so seemingly untraditional, these traditions seem pretty traditional!
12. Paris Hilton
Christmas is no different than any other time of year for jetsetter Paris Hilton. Instead of spending Christmas in LA with family, Hilton travels around the world. In 2011, Hilton spent Christmas in Maui , then Cabo for New Years. Sounds like a typical week in the life of an heiress!
11. The Kardashian/Jenner Klan
When it comes to the Kardashian/Jenner family’s tradition, the annual Christmas card automatically springs to mind. Every year, the family gets dressed up and poses for their annual Christmas card. The cards, as of late, are actually quite glamorous. Before the family made it big with “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” the photos weren’t nearly as stylish.
10. Tiffani Thiessen
Tiffani Thiessen has a few Christmas traditions. On Christmas morning, Thiessen, her husband and her daughter, Harper, wear matching pyjamas as they open gifts. Thiessen also started another tradition for Harper. “We started the Elf on the Shelf this year and Santa’s a big deal. It’s neat. It reminds me of what I remember what Christmas was like when I was a kid.”
9. Jennie Garth
Since her divorce from Peter Facinelli, Jennie Garther has started a few Christmas traditions of her own. What are these traditions? For one, Garth and her three daughters make cookies for their teachers and, on Christmas Day, they have a more traditional Christmas. Sounds a bit vague to us!
8. Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts
At Christmas, Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts try to get as much family time as possible, which includes inviting grandparents, uncles and aunts over to celebrate. With two young children, Schreiber and Watts are also starting some new traditions. “They’re getting into the whole Santa Claus thing now,” Watts says. “So we’ve got the Elf on a Shelf!”
7. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow prefers a more traditional Christmas, including a stocking at the end of each child’s bed. She also spends ample time in the kitchen. “I do a lot of the cooking before Christmas but then I usually spend a lot of Christmas cooking too. All the smells, all of the mulled wine, all of the trimmings for the turkey.” When it comes to Christmas dinners, we are convinced Paltrow’s would be the best.
6. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie loves to pack her children’s stockings full of little things. “I’m obsessive on stockings. I like to get as many little possible things and wrap them,” she told iVillage.
5. Teri Hatcher
For Christmas, Teri Hatcher and her daughters make gingerbread houses and homemade gifts. “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,” Hatcher said.
4. Jennifer Aniston
Every year, Jennifer Aniston throws a tree trimming party for her best girlfriends. While some people feel immense pressure during the holidays, Aniston does not. “I love the holidays. It’s not a stressful time for me at all,” Aniston said. “I just have a really good time, I have fun.” That is what the holidays are supposed to be about, so good for you, Aniston!
3. Kate Hudson
Each year, Kate Hudson hosts a dinner party at her place for her girlfriends. One of the requirements? Everyone has to dress up. Hudson makes sure to be the best possible hostess. “”I always make a special cocktail and even put little wreaths around the table,” Hudson said. Wish we were invited…
2. Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon loves to go Christmas caroling. In fact, right before Christmas, she has a Christmas caroling party! Witherspoon has another interesting tradition: She lets her children dress up her Academy Award. “At Christmas time they put a little hat on him and a little scarf, so he doesn’t get cold,” Witherspoon said. Sounds like a fun tradition to us!
1. Jennifer Love Hewitt
New mom, Jennifer Love Hewitt, volunteers at the Los Angeles Mission every Christmas Eve, distributing toys and dinner to thousands of homeless men, women and children. “I think they are getting real help from the staff and volunteers. I come to give something back, but invariably I get more blessing than I give,” Hewitt said. Who knew she was so generous!