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11 festive celebrity quotes to get us in the Christmas spirit

‘The day I saw my mom eating the Santa cookies on the plate was one of the most horrific days of my life’

Advent has officially begun, meaning only one thing: it is finally socially acceptable to start embracing the festivities.

It’s time to throw on a Christmas jumper, stock up on Yule Log and download Michael Buble’s Christmas album – December is here.

Here are some celebrities who love Christmas just as much as us…

1. Angelina Jolie 
‘I’m obsessive about stockings. I like to get as many little things as possible and wrap them.’

2. Michelle Obama
‘We have a reception almost twice a day, every day, until December 21. That means hors d’oeuvres and eggnog and cookies for every guest who comes through. The house smells incredible for an entire month.’

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Instagram/michelleobama

3. Halle Berry
‘The day I saw my mom eating the Santa cookies on the plate was one of the most horrific days of my life.’ 


4. Kristen Wiig
‘There’s something about a Christmas sweater that will always make me laugh.’

5. Victoria Beckham
‘I’m not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart – like a drawing that child does.’

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Instagram/victoriabeckham

6. Oprah Winfrey
‘I will never forget when I was about 12, and my mother told my siblings and me that we would not be receiving Christmas gifts because there wasn’t enough money. I remember at the time that I felt sad and thought: “What would I say when the other kids asked what I had gotten?” Just when I started to accept that there would not be a Christmas that year, three nuns showed up at our house with gifts for us. There was a turkey, a fruit basket, and some games, and for me, there was a doll.’


7. Gwyneth Paltrow
‘I do a lot of the cooking before Christmas – but then I usually spend a lot of Christmas cooking too. All the smells, all of the mulled wine, all of the trimmings for the turkey!’

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Instagram/gwynethpaltrow

8. Adriana Lima
‘I eat everything I want on Christmas day. I really don’t watch what I eat. It’s not like you have Christmas every day.’

9. Taylor Swift
‘I grew up on a Christmas Tree Farm so this is a good season for me. I was too young to help with the hauling of the trees up the hills and putting them onto cars. So, it was my job to pull the preying mantis pods off of the Christmas trees. The problem with that is if you leave them on there, people bring them into their house. I forgot to check one time and they hatched all over these people’s house -and there were hundreds of thousands of them.’

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Instagram/taylorswift

10. Carly Rae Jepsen
‘My brother, little sister and I decorate the tree together, and every year we fight over who gets to hang our handmade childhood decorations.’

11. Gisele Bundchen
‘Christmas and the holidays is the season of giving. It’s a time when people are more kind and open-hearted.’

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Instagram/gisele

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