Christmas pajamas, baking sweet treats and decorating trees with family … oh my! There is no right — or wrong — way to get into the holiday spirit, and many celebrities have shared their favorite traditions during the special season.
Wells Adams and Sarah Hyland spent their first Christmas together as an engaged couple in 2019. Just one year before, the Bachelor in Paradise bartender told Us Weekly exclusively what Christmas tradition they were starting together.
“Our only tradition — because we’re so new, like we’ve just finished a year dating — for Christmas we wear onesies, which is what everyone does,” the former Bachelorette contestant told Us in November 2018. “It’s fun because you’re hungover on Christmas Day and it’s comfy.”
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos get to spend Christmas together alongside their three children: Michael, Lola and Joaquin. Every year, the All My Children alums have their kids pose for a Christmas card. The bunch also traditionally attend mass on Christmas Eve.
For the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the Live With Kelly and Ryan cohost revealed how her family has adjusted their celebrations by attending mass via Zoom and making dinner at home. “I will make the feast of the singular fish — the feast of the mollusk. I’m not a chef, but I can make a delicious linguine and clam,” she told SheKnows for its December 2020 digital issue.
Ripa will additionally bake her grandmother’s Spritz cookies during the holiday season. “I used to labor under this belief that my children would join me and this would be such a family event and everybody would love doing it … and I think the kids maybe twice made cookies with me and the rest of the time they could not be bothered,” she explained to the publication. “So it’s really just something I do.”
Kate Hudson, meanwhile, shared what she enjoys most about cherishing the extra time she gets with loved ones. “I love a party and I love the tradition of Christmas, and I’m Jewish, so I don’t know how that worked out,” she said in a 2016 blog post for her Fabletics brand. “I think I just love gathering people together and seeing people happy. It’s the time where everybody needs to gather, do a big group hug and enjoy the festivities. We’re really celebrating life in those moments.”
The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress continued, “I look forward to the holiday season because it’s a time that I get to spend with my family that’s uninterrupted. And it’s filled with traditions that make me feel comfortable and cozy. It’s just this beautiful, special time of year. The older you get, the more you realize that you want to prolong those moments for as long as you can, probably because I love my family so much, so I just want to, like, soak it all up.”
Whether it’s jet-setting to a tropical island or staying home, scroll down to see what makes your favorite star the merriest during the best time of the year.