Celebrities Share Their Holiday Traditions
Happy Holidays from Celebrity Baby Scoop!
In the spirit of the season, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite celebrity families and their festive traditions.
From Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen‘s peaceful co-parenting over the holidays, to Tori Spelling‘s activities with her big brood, to Kim Kardashian‘s annual Christmas card, let’s read how the celebs plan to get jolly with their families.
◦ Josh Duhamel & Fergie:
New parents Josh Duhamel and Fergie are set to celebrate their son Axl‘s first Christmas this holiday season.
“Our Christmas plans are pretty simple this year. I like it that way. We’re home, just family around here,” Josh said. “My mother’s out here right now. My sister’s coming out next week. Other than that we’re just going to stick around here.”
The Safe Haven star can barely wait to start some festive traditions with his son. “I can’t wait for him to tear through gifts. It won’t be this year.”
◦ Matt Damon:
Academy Award-winning actor Matt Damon and wife Luciana are parents to daughters Alexia, 15, Isabella, 7, and Gia, 5, and Stella, 3.
The Bourne Identity star opened up about enjoying the Christmas season with his family-of-six.
“We do the Latin American Christmas Eve gift opening and we do the American Christmas morning gift opening,” the actor said about his blended family traditions.
He added: “We have this weird fusion for Christmas, but I think it just means more gifts for the kids, so they’re into it.”
◦ Jennifer Lopez:
Mom-of-two Jennifer Lopez says her 5-year-old twins Max and Emme are “so excited” about the upcoming holiday season.
And it sounds like the singer-actress enjoys the festive season with a Christmas tree, lots of decorations and writing wish-lists with her kids.
“We’re putting up our tree later today,” Jennifer told E! News in early December. “They see all the stuff going up around the house, all the little decorations, and they’re like, ‘Oh my god! I need to make my list!’ They get all excited. We’re looking forward to a nice relaxing holiday.”
◦ Denise Richards & Charlie Sheen:
Actress Denise Richards and ex-husband Charlie Sheen keep it friendly year-round, not just over the holidays, with their two daughters Sam, 9, and Lola, 8.
“I spend my holidays with family and friends,” Denise said. “The more the merrier… I do see Charlie over the holidays — he’s my family.” She added: “I think it’s best to stay friendly whether it’s the holidays or not. Keep it about the kids and keep the peace.”
The Twisted actress went on to share some of their favorite family traditions.
“[We spend] Christmas morning opening presents with the kids,” Denise said. “[We decorate] the home, the tree, we do an annual holiday party for the kids. At the party every guest brings an unwrapped toy that we donate to children. We bring the snow to us. At our holiday party, we have snow made.”
Denise said the homemade gifts from her girls are “the best” and “the kids make the holidays.” She added, “Every year has wonderful memories.”
“The kids and I track Santa online to see where he is and when he will be at our house,” Denise said, and added that her girls still believe in St. Nick. “They’ve heard otherwise, but I’ve reassured them he exists. We set out cookies and milk and carrots for the reindeer.” She added, “I make the chocolate no-bake cookies my mom always made.”
◦ Kim Kardashian & family:
Reality star Kim Kardashian and her famous family pose for a posh Christmas card every year. This year, the Kardashian-Jenner crew got glam in a carnival-like room of sorts filled with dollar bills, a sparkling gold money sign, mannequins and photos of the family members.
Last year, the high-profile crew dressed in white for the 2012 Christmas card, they went metallic chic for the 2011 Christmas card, and they posed closely together for the 2010 Christmas card.
“Every Christmas, we’re always together. Step-brothers, sisters, everything. All 10 kids, and then everyone’s girlfriend, boyfriend, this, that,” Kim’s sister Khloe Kardashian said of the family tradition. “The older we get, the more we stick together. . . [And now] the babies are getting older and loving the holidays more and more. It’s really fun.”
◦ Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott:
Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood stars Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott are sure to have a very Merry Christmas with their four children – Liam, 6, Stella, 5, Hattie, 2, and Finn, 1 – at their home in Los Angeles.
“Definitely a lot of baking,” Tori said of their holiday traditions. “My mom’s a great baker. We always baked a lot growing up. So that’s something I love doing with my kids. And decorating the tree is a big thing.”
◦ Holly Robinson Peete & Rodney Peete:
Actress Holly Robinson Peete and husband, former NFL star Rodney Peete, enjoy the season with their four children: 16-year-old twins RJ and Ryan, and sons Robinson, 11, and Roman, 8.
“My kids are so excited about Christmas,” Holly shared. “My youngest still believes in Santa though his older sibs tease him. He believes firmly that the belief in the man at the North Pole and directly correlated to the amount of gifts he gets so he is not jumping ship yet!”
The mom-of-four went on to say they also celebrate Kwanzaa during the holiday season.
“We celebrate Kwanzaa and in those 7 days the kids learn more about their culture and ancestral history than they do all year at school,” Holly said.
◦ Jodie Sweetin:
Although she recently split from her second husband Morty Coyle, Full House alum Jodie Sweetin is set to carry on family traditions this holiday season with daughters Zoie, 5, and Beatrix, 3.
“We do Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years — all sorts of celebrations,” Jodie said.
◦ Melissa Joan Hart:
Actress Melissa Joan Hart and her husband of 10 years, Mark Wilkerson, enjoy winter traditions with their three sons – Mason, 7½, Brady, 5½, and Tucker, 1 – over the holiday season.
“We love to be in the mountains sledding, skating and sipping hot coco by the fire,” MJH shared.
◦ Tiffani Thiessen:
Saved by the Bell alum Tiffani Thiessen and husband Brady Smith love the holiday season with their 3-year-old daughter Harper.
“It’s like reliving it when I was a kid,” said Tiffani of enjoying the Christmas spirit with her daughter.
“We started the Elf on the Shelf this year and Santa’s a big deal,” she added. “It’s neat. It reminds me of what I remember what Christmas was like when I was a kid.”
◦ Leeza Gibbons:
Hollywood Confidential host, Leeza Gibbons, has a fun family tradition that she celebrates with her three kids: Jordan, Troy and Nathan.
“For Christmas, we always do a family pajama photo that is our holiday card,” Leeza said. “Through the years (19 so far) we have worn ducky PJs, cowboys, kissy lips, plaids, paisleys and more! It’s always fun, and kind of embarrassing.”