How the stars celebrated Christmas 2022

Formidable winter storms can’t cool the spirits of these celebrities.

Emma Thompson, who stars in Netflix’s “Matilda the Musical,” recently told USA TODAY what she loves most about Christmas.

“I like everything,” says Thompson. β€œI like to decorate the tree. I like to sing Christmas carols. I like to sing carols. I will be doing a reading at Westminster Abbey (London). There isn’t much about Christmas that I don’t like.”

Her actor husband Greg Wise, on the other hand, would prefer to avoid the Christmas cheer altogether: “She’d rather go away somewhere else,” Thompson jokes. “A cave, basically. Undecorated.”

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Here’s what the other stars sound like during the holidays this year:

Celine Dion wishes ‘love, happiness, good health’ this Christmas

The iconic singer wished everyone “love, happiness, good health” this Christmas following her health announcement earlier this month: that she’s been diagnosed with a neurological disorder called stiff person syndrome. Her Instagram post from her couldn’t have been sweeter.

Andrea Bocelli, the boys sing ‘Joy to the World’

Andrea Bocelli and his children sang in New York with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City this Christmas. Joy to the world, indeed.

Elton John calls 2022 his ‘best year ever’ in Christmas video

Elton John is extremely in the holiday spirit – check out his glasses! – And he’s also extremely grateful for his fans.

“Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my wonderful fans,” she wrote. “Thank you for making 2022 my best year ever πŸš€β€οΈπŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ„β­οΈ”

Barack Obama posts a nice family photo for Christmas

“Merry Christmas to all!” wrote the former president on Instagram, along with a photo of his wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia. “One of the best parts of the holiday season is spending time with the special people in our lives. I hope you all had a wonderful and joyful Christmas.”

Happy “National Lampoon’s Christmas Holidays” by Nick, Vanessa Lachey

It’s not Halloween, but that hasn’t stopped Nick and Vanessa Lachey from channeling “Sparky and Ellen Griswold wish you ‘Hap Hap Happiest Christmas’.”

Victoria Beckham: ‘I got what I wanted this Christmas’

Victoria Beckham got her Christmas wish this year considering her hoodie says “All I want for Christmas is David Beckham” and she’s sitting on his lap. He is her husband, David Beckham. Nice!

Prince and Princess of Wales post Prince George painting

A royal artist in the family? The Prince and Princess of Wales shared Prince George’s adorable painting of a reindeer with birds and falling snow.

Jonathan Van Ness: ‘Family photo attempt’ for Christmas

Jonathan Van Ness and husband Mark Peacock fought with their very furry family over a Christmas photo this year. Well, most of them.

Chloe Bailey is wearing stunning red dresses this Christmas

Chloe Bailey wowed us this Christmas in a rocking array of red dresses. Give us the names and numbers of your trainers and stylists, please!

Florence Pugh: ‘Merry Christmas Eve scoundrels’

“Merry Christmas Eve, Rascals,” wrote the “Don’t Worry, Honey” actress. β€œShameless red dress post.” Thank you, as always, Miss Flo.

Taron Egerton shares wet, shirtless Christmas video

The ‘Rocketman’ star wished us all a Merry Christmas with a short wet, shirtless video and an emoji implying he went for a dip in the water over the holidays. We didn’t mind in the slightest although I hope he warms up soon if he’s cold.

Lizzo lights up the season with festive and flirty photos

Lizzo performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at New York's Madison Square Garden earlier this month.

Lizzo performs at Z100’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at New York’s Madison Square Garden earlier this month.

The “About Damn Time” singer celebrated Christmas Eve by sharing a candy cane-inspired photoshoot with her Instagram followers. In the sexy shots, Lizzo sports a red-and-white wig and garland-adorned bustier against a backdrop of red curtains. The Grammy winner, who paired the holiday ensemble with silver platform heels and red-striped nails, also posted a flirtatious clip of her dancing to Eartha Kitt’s 1953 classic “Santa Baby,” which she captioned “The Spirit of Christmas has just come upon me.”

Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian Give Back To Women’s Shelter

After ringing the holiday at Paris Hilton’s Christmas party last weekend, Kim Kardashian stopped by Alexandria House, a transitional home for women and children, in Los Angeles this week. On Friday, the beauty mogul posted photos of her visiting her at the shelter, where she was joined by sister Khloe Kardashian, daughter North West, and granddaughters True Thompson and Dream Kardashian.

β€œWe were also able to provide many essentials they would need this holiday season along with a day of beauty and family portraits with their families and headshots for job interviews,” Kardashian captioned the post. of Instagram. “We also met with women in Start Up Sisterhood, a program that helps provide these women with the tools and mentorship they need to start their own small businesses.”

Hilary Duff, husband ‘held hostage’ by children in hilarious Christmas cards

Duff is sending an SOS. On Wednesday, the “Come Clean” singer shared a playful snap from her family’s Christmas card, in which she and her husband, musician Matthew Koma, are tied to Christmas lights and duct-taped to chairs. mouth. Duff’s 10-year-old son Luca holds up the lights, while their young daughters β€” Banks, 4, and Mae, 1 β€” grin mischievously in close-up. “Happy Holidays,” reads the ticket. “Not everything is calm.”

Christina Haack, Ant Anstead spends quality time on vacation with son Hudson

Christina Haack and Ant Anstead may no longer be together, but they agree on one thing: The holidays are about family.

The TV personalities, who share 3-year-old son Hudson, took to their respective Instagram pages on Dec. 21 to share adorable vacation photos with their little guy. Haack shared a playful photo of Hudson taking a mother photo of her with husband Josh Hall as they pose in front of a large Christmas tree at an outdoor festive venue.

Meanwhile, Anstead posted a candid snap of Hudson putting the finishing touches on their Christmas tree. “It’s the season,” Anstead wrote.

“Having grown up in the freezing UK, I still find it absurd that a California Christmas tree goes with a warm sunset on the beach!” continued the native Englishman. β€œSo welcoming and festive temple, and Hudzo always the helpful helper.”

Contributor: Elise Brisco

This article originally appeared in USA TODAY: Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, The Obamas: How the Stars Celebrated Christmas

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