The Holiday Season always did come with a #Family. Whether it's grandparents meeting the new arrival for the first time, brothers flying to spend Christmas with their sisters, or the entire family gathering under the tree, December is a time for family. A tiny baby might not be able to appreciate Santa yet, but it wouldn't be Christmas without them.
The December holiday period also included Chanukah this year– Jewish families around the world gathered for the traditional Menorah lighting. The winter period likewise includes the Winter Solstice (celebrated by some Native Americans and Aboriginals), the Wiccan Yule, plus the fall Hindu festival of Diwali.
Every year, celebs join the normies for the holidays by doing it "family style." Christmas is pretty commercial now, but celebs come from all faiths. Mila Kunis and Gal Gadot are Jewish. Zayn Malik is Muslim. Kate Hudson identifies as a Buddhist. Fans might see less of these on account of Christmas' popularity, but it's the family time that counts.
"All I Want For Christmas" will forever be a holiday tune thanks to Mariah Carey. Alongside countless other celebs, Mariah is a mother. Every year, those decorations come out, the tinsel takes over, and the pics wind up on social media.
It's time for the best round-up. Here are 20 family celeb Christmas pics that totally warm our hearts.
20 JESSICA ALBA: "WE LIKE TO HAVE THE FAMILY IN FRONT OF THE FIREPLACE"
It's a cozy-looking Christmas under Jessica Alba's roof. This super-casual mom of 3 makes a special effort to gather the entire family every year (and we kind of wish we were invited).
"We like to have the family in front of the fireplace, wearing matching pajamas. We do the same thing every year, except this is our first year as a family of five," Jessica told People in 2018. Jess was still a mother of two in this pic, although she has since welcomed baby Hayes (on New Year's Eve 2017). Jess has been married to Cash Warren for nearly a decade.
19 KEVIN HART: "IT'S BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS..."
Kevin Hart is one busy guy. The comedian and actor became a dad of three in 2017. Kenzo Kash joins older siblings, Heaven and Hendrix. Kevin, his wife, Eniko and the kids get together every year (and it's giving us major holiday envy).
This 2017 Hart family pic was extra special. It marked the first Christmas since this couple became engaged. Just recently, Kevin reminded fans that "it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas...," E Online reports. #LiveLoveLaugh and #DopePic made two very valid points from Kevin. Notice how even the dogs have cute Santa hats?
18 JAMIE OTIS & DOUG HEHNER: A "MIRACLE" BABY MADE FOR A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE
Jamie Otis and Dough Hehner are faces you'll recognize from The Bachelor and Married at First Sight. 100% proving that these shows have a point, this couple has been married since 2014. They welcomed their baby girl, Henley Grace in 2017.
You can buy their Burt's Bees Baby Candy Cane Stripe Pajamas for $10.
Following a chemical pregnancy that resulted in a heartbreaking loss (but since successfully pregnant), Jamie wrote in a blog post: "The feeling of mourning our loss and being excited for this new miracle was all-consuming." The result was Christmas 2017, where little Henley was 4 months old.
17 THE ROCK CAN HANDLE SANTA'S LOAD
If anyone in Hollywood is strong enough to carry all the presents at once, it's Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock. This dad of 3 happens to have as much personality as he does muscles– "Dwanta Claus" was his caption to this pic. In 2017, Dwayne kept his kids out the picture as he prepped them the best Christmas ever.
"Get ready all races and ages. Naughty or nice (hopefully both) @DwantaClaus is coming in hot!" In his post, Dwayne then requested some beverages "for when I come down your chimney." Of course, Dwayne had no idea that he was about to get the best gift ever...
16 WHEN HE GOT THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT EVER
Dwayne Johnson is one high earner. There's one thing that money can't buy, though. In 2018, Dwayne and his girlfriend, Lauren Hashian welcomed a baby girl. Back in 2017 though, the pregnancy was still in its early stages. Christmas 2017 was when Dwayne shared the best gift that Santa could have brought him.
To announce that they were expecting a girl, Dwayne posted this pic. "Our Jasmine Lia would like to make a big announcement– IT'S A GIRL!"
Here is Dwayne's daughter, Jasmine. She was two years old in 2017. Those big blue eyes were beyond adorable (and the news was beyond exciting).
15 KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN GETS IN THE FESTIVE SPIRIT
KUWTK recently showed us a very worried Kim and Khloe– Kourtney Kardashian had confided in Kendall that she might have plans to take the kids away for Christmas 2018. Everyone is hoping that she stays and joins the family. Kourtney has 3 kids with Scott Disick– Mason, Penelope, and Reign.
This pic shows Kourtney enjoying the snow with a little Reign. He definitely looks excited by all that snow. With hundreds of millions of followers between them, the Kardashian sisters will never be short of a comment. "Can't even deal" was one reply to this pic. "Cute #cute" was another, as OK! reports.
14 CHRISTMAS 2017: ROB & BRYIANA DYDREK HAVE THEIR EYE ON THE FUTURE
Christmas is always special. When you're expecting though, it's extra special. In 2017, Rob Dydrek and his wife, Bryiana were expecting their second child. Little Nala was born at the end of December 2017, so it was a very pregnant Christmas for Bryiana (although her outfit totally handled it).
The New Year bumped this family up to four. "She is an angel from heaven. She is absolute perfection. She is our princess," Rob captioned the announcement photo. The sports and reality star married his wife in 2015. Their first-born baby boy, Kodah was born in 2016. You might have a good idea what's coming next...
13 CHRISTMAS 2018: THREE BECOME FOUR
The giant baby bump should have given you a clue– yes, they come out eventually. At the end of December 2017, Rob and Briyana Dydrek welcomed their second baby. Nola now joins her older brother, Kodah.
This pic received over 200,000 likes in just 3 days.
"Holiday swing is in full swing for the Dydrek Family. Making memories one matching outfit at a time," was the caption to Rob's 2018 family Christmas pic. You've got to admit, it's pretty adorable. That twinkling tree is now decorating a household filled with love, laughter, life, and all the matching PJs in the world.
12 CHRISSY TEIGEN & JOHN LEGEND: A LEGENDARY CHRISTMAS
Chrissy Teigen and Joh Legend are all kinds of goals. This adorable couple is now parenting two kids– Miles Theodore was born in 2018 and joins his older sister, Luna. "Hi– your kids," Chrissy replied to one of John's recent tweets. Oops. Yahoo! reports that Chrissy "roasted" John for his busy schedule preventing him from spending time with the kids.
That was a one-off, though. This family spends so much time together, and their social media is living proof. Chrissy and John are busy hosting the Kardashians and other high-profile celebs with their annual NBC show, A Legendary Christmas. #HappyTimes
11 GIULIANA RANCIC: "IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!!"
You don't need to be a celebrity to enjoy the Christmas twinkle. Giuliana Rancic looked 100% happy and at peace in this Christmas 2017 pic with her son, Edward. The E! News anchor and Fashion Police star might be a giant style icon, but even this celeb is happy to cozy up to the Christmas spirit in pajamas.
"It's that time of year again!!!" Giuliana captioned this pic. "Duke and I rockin' out @jamminjammies." Giuliana and Bill Rancic have one son together. Their reality show, Giuliana and Bill has been running since 2009. We've seen #CouplesGoals, #ParentGoals, and now, #ChristmasGoals.
10 SNOOKI: LAST CHRISTMAS BEFORE BABY #3
It seems like everyone's pregnant at the moment– Carrie Underwood, Jessica Simpson, and Porsha Williams are all expecting. Joining them in the wait for her 2019 baby is Snooki. This Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star became a household name on Jersey Shore (where it was more about the partying.)
"Gym, tan, laundry" became "Giggles, toys, love" for Snooki. Baby #3 is due in 2019.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi announced her pregnancy in November 2018. While that means that Snooki won't need to shop for baby bump Christmas outfits, she will need to prepare for a much busier house. Lorenzo and Giovanna joined their mom here for a cozy Christmas.
9 VANESSA LACHEY: A FAMILY OF ELVES IN PAJAMAS
Vanessa Lachey's middle name if Joy– looks like her parents picked well. The Top Chef Jr. host has actually just opened up her Christmas home to People. With a little help from her husband, Nick Lachey, Vanessa has decked the place out in full Christmas glitter.
"I am obsessed with the holiday season," Vanessa told People. "The more kids you have, the more practical you have to become, you know, because there are other things that our children need." This holiday isn't just about gifts. It's also about giving. Vanessa looked adorable here with her three kids, Camden, Brooklyn, and Phoenix.
8 WHEN J-LO ISN'T THE CENTER OF ATTENTION, YOU KNOW IT MATTERS
Jennifer Lopez isn't one to hide when the cameras are around. The American Idol and World of Dance judge built her career on being in the spotlight, but remember that fuzzy cuddles are a side of J-Lo. Jen is a mom to twins, Max and Emme.
At 49, J-Lo now seems #Happy with A-Rod. Here he is joining them for some Christmas fun.
Jen's IG recently showed her cozying up to A-Rod by the tree. No glittering gowns– just PJs. These A-Listers are set to spend this Christmas in Miami, People reports. Jen wasn't being the center of attention here. That's when you know it really matters.
7 A VERY KARDASHIAN CHRISTMAS (NORTH LOOKS EXCITED!)
Kim Kardashian can have a bit of a poker face in front of the camera, but the warmth is 100% there. KUWTK has shown us Kim agonizing over nailing the perfect Christmas, and she wants it for her family. North West and Saint made this family a total of four for this throwback pic with Kanye West, although baby Chicago has since joined them.
"I've started keeping my plans to myself so everyone is surprised," Kim told People. "I swear, every year, someone tries to steal my decorations ideas!" In 2017, Kim gathered the whole family for the annual Christmas calendar. Well, except Kylie (nobody knew that she was pregnant).
6 JADE & TANNER TOLBERT: WE WANT TO STEAL THE PAJAMAS
Jade and Tanner Tolbert fell in love on the second season of Bachelor in Paradise. In 2016, these two lovebirds tied the knot. In August 2017, they welcomed their first baby. Little Emerson is their daughter, and boy has she grown up fast. "Precious little girl, there are no words to describe the feeling of holding you in our arms for the first time and looking into your beautiful eyes," was the birth announcement.
For Christmas 2018, this family donned full-on matching Christmas gear (that admittedly, we kind of want to steal). They partnered up with Levert Clothing for this post– Jade's IG gives you a discount code.
5 JWOWW: PUTS THE WOW FACTOR INTO CHRISTMAS
Much like her Jersey Shore co-star, Snooki, Jwoww has done the biggest 180 ever. Now a mom of two, Jennifer "Jwoww" Farley is raising kids, including having the extra challenge of parenting a child with autism.
Christmas is all about the family. It's about spending quality time together, appreciating what you have, and getting in the festive spirit. Reindeer sweaters? Check. Christmas tree? Check. Two kids looking like they're about to enjoy a fantastic Christmas? Check. "We are the Mathews. Strong willed, not overly bright, opinionated humanitarians, ever changing, ever learning, passionate parents," was Roger Mathews' caption to this pic.
4 FREDRIK EKLUND & DEREK KAPLAN: MILLION DOLLAR LISTING, A MILLION REASONS TO SMILE
Matching families will always melt our hearts. Fredrik Eklund and his husband, Derek Kaplan are two faces you'll recognize from Million Dollar Listing New York. The stakes might be high in their professional lives, but these two only had eyes for their twins in this Christmas pic.
The twins were just 4 weeks old, here. Both dads are the biological fathers.
Fredrik and Derek are parents to Milla and Fredrik Jr. They welcomed their twins via a surrogate in November 2017. Fredrik is Milla's biological father, while Derek is Fredrik Jr.'s dad. "Double the work, but double the joy!" Fredrik told The Daily Mail.
3 WHEN CHRISSY TEIGEN'S KID IS THIS CUTE, SHE TAKES CENTER STAGE
There's a reason that tens of millions of us are following Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's family adventures on their social media accounts. It's called being loving, dedicated parents (plus, it doesn't hurt when the kids are beyond cute). Luna is Chrissy and John's first-born daughter. Here she is in a festive sweater, apparently loving Christmas.
Christmas for kids is an exciting time. When they're super-young, they might not fully understand what's going on, but Luna was likely old enough here to know that it was a special time of year. She definitely looks trendy, although given her stylish mom, that's to be expected.
2 WHEN THE KARDASHIANS GET TOGETHER, THEY REALLY GET TOGETHER
In 2017, the Kardashians pulled out all the stops to make sure that Christmas would be one of a kind. Despite living in sunny California, the Kardashians got their #WinterVibes on for this family pic. You can spot Kendall, Khloe, Kourtney, Kris, and Kim, plus Reign and North. It looks like they even managed to get some artificial snowflakes. Kris captioned the pic:
"Oh no big deal...just ice skating with @nancyakerrigan in Calabasas in 95 degree heat!" Only the Kardashians would build an ice rink in their backyard.
1 WHEN JESSICA ALBA'S FAMILY GROWS, WE GET NEW PICS
Jessica Alba was actually a bit of an early bird with her 2018 family Christmas card. November 20, 2018, is when Jess shared this pic of her family– yes, there are now 5 people living under that roof. The difference between this pic and last year's? 10-month-old Hayes wasn't yet in the picture last year.
Spotty, comfy, and Santa hats seem to be the vibe this year. Speaking to People about her plans to throw a Christmas dinner party for 80 people, Jess said: "Growing up, we did a similar thing, but it was more like styrofoam plates and plastic forks." Looks like she'll be busy, this year!