After yet another year of uncertainty, there is no denying that it’s another different Christmas, with lateral flow tests proving to be the gatekeeper of festive cheer.
But one thing is for definite – celebrities will always go above and beyond with their celebrations, kicking things off their annual festivities earlier every year.
Yes, we’re looking at you, Kim Kardashian.
Thankfully, they share glimpses of their celebrations on social media, ready to keep us entertained in that boozy slot between the Top of the Pops Christmas episode and dramatic EastEnders special.
So pick up a mince pie and another helping of mulled wine, and see how your favourite stars are spending December 25.
Piers Morgan had a mixed start to his day, sharing his negative lateral flow test with fans on Twitter.
The Good Morning Britain host, 56, has been battling long Covid over the last few months, and so was truly thrilled to be given the all-clear ahead of his family celebrations.
‘Oh Santa, just what I wanted! See you later, family….,’ he wrote on Twitter alongside proof of his test.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t all fun and games in the Morgan household, as he also unveiled the savage card he received from daughter Elise.
Piers couldn’t help but proudly reveal the card the 10-year-old presented to him this morning, showing a pig all dressed up.
Alongside a selfie with the gift, he lifted the lid on her unfortunate insult.
The dad-of-four penned: ‘My daughter’s Christmas card to me, delivered with the words: “He looks just like you Dada!”
‘Hope your day is off to a better start…’
Well, she has definitely inherited his sense of humour.
Paddy McGuinness’ Christmas also got off to a bizarre start as he spent his morning in a wheelie bin.
The Top Gear presenter shares children Felicity, Penelope and Leo with wife Christine McGuinness, and it looks like gift opening started early at their home.
In fact, he posted a video on Instagram as he crushed the rubbish in the bin while in a T-shirt and matching shorts, making light of the scenes.
‘Merry Christmas to you! Not had a cup of tea yet, been up since half six,’ he told fans before laughing: ‘Better get rid of the rubbish, [have] a cup of tea.’
‘Merry Christmas!!! #christmas #christmasday,’ he simply wrote beside the post.
Paddy later confirmed that he had settled down for a well-deserved ‘Chrimmy brekky’ at 11.30, aka a huge full English, toast and his beloved mug of tea.
Can we pop round to yours next year?
Jamie Redknapp had a poignant Christmas this year, as he marked his first celebrations with new wife Frida Andersson, and their son Raphael.
The lovebirds tied the knot in a low-key wedding earlier this year, saying their vows at a registry office in Chelsea.
They later had more to cheer as model Frida gave birth to their first child together – with the former footballer also dad to sons Beau and Charley with ex-wife Louise.
In a sweet snap on his story, the Sky Sports pundit posted a look at Raphael’s packed stocking this morning, ready for the newborn to get his hands on.
In with the loot was a football soft toy, with Jamie joking: ‘Father Christmas knows…’
It was another Christmas with a difference for Strictly Come Dancing star Dianne Buswell and boyfriend Joe Sugg, as Covid put a dampener on their plans.
The professional dancer tested positive for the illness, meaning that she was forced to isolate for the celebrations.
YouTuber Joe Sugg confirmed he would be ‘staying put in Santa land’ by his girlfriend’s side this year.
‘Trying to see the positives in the POSITIVE,’ Dianne posted alongside a sweet snap of the pair on the ‘gram.
‘Despite the situation actually we are having a lovely day. And I sure hope you all are too xx. Merry Christmas all @joe_sugg.’
Joe added of their Christmas plans: ‘Second year running for us having an unusual, unexpected Christmas… Unfortunately Diannes got the ol’ covid (and a mini Christmas tree) so we’re staying put in Santa land for now.
‘It’s not exactly how we’d have liked to have spent Christmas Day but the main thing is that she’s already feeling a lot better and it’s another Christmas we’ll always remember.
‘Hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow and get merry and get your fair share of pigs in blankets [sic].’
Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague made sure that this would be a Christmas to remember with her present haul this year.
The influencer, who is dating Tommy Fury, admitted that she had been busy in the run up to the festive period, planning an almighty surprise for her mum.
In snaps on her Instagram story, the 22-year-old shared that she had purchased a brand new Audi just for Christmas.
Which makes our box of chocolate look slightly shabby now…
Molly-Mae could be seen embracing her mum as they posed in front of the car, complete with balloons and a bright red bow.
She simply captioned it: ‘Merry Christmas mum.’
Gemma Collins followed suit in the gift department, proudly unveiling the shopping she did for boyfriend Rami Hawash.
An Instagram upload showed her beau sitting on a sofa surrounded by countless shopping bags from designer shops, including Versace and Dolce & Gabbana.
As you do.
While she didn’t reveal what was nestled in those bags, she added: ‘Merry Christmas to the one I LOVE.
‘Thank you for making my life so complete @rami_hawash_ I love you, looking forward to our life together forever.’
Rita Ora managed to make us supremely jealous with her plans, as she rang in Christmas in the sunshine.
The How We Do singer, 32, is currently in Australia, and is thought to be spending the holidays with boyfriend Taika Waititi, 46 – enjoying the hot weather in a bikini.
She posted a string of photos on her grid as she topped up her tan on the grass, wearing a sequinned orange halter top and matching bikini bottoms – and giant sunglasses.
‘Merry Christmas. I love you,’ Rita wrote beside the post.
If that wasn’t enough, she also uploaded pictures on her Instagram story, including a hugely relatable grin as she joked: ‘Wait is Xmas dinner ready???’
Next year, we would very much like some plane tickets in our stockings.
Credit: Original article published here.