The Cutest Celebrity Throwback Photos with Santa

What do you think these adorable stars asked when they got one-on-one time with the big man himself?

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We bet a baby Rihanna had gifts on the brain when she sat on Santa's lap in the '90s. The star was all smiles posing for this photo next to Santa.

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Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried, Santa
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From Mamma Mia to "#fbf with my Santa Papa," The Dropout star showed she's always been angelic. Amanda Seyfried and her siblings dressed up for the festive occasion with Father Christmas.

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The Kardashian-Jenner Family

Kardashians with Santa
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Do we think the Kardashian-Jenner family (clockwise from top left: Khloé, Kim, Kendall, Kylie and Kourtney) asked Santa for eventual world domination? From successful TV shows to beauty and fashion empires, all signs point to yes.

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Rob & Khloé Kardashian

Kardashians with Santa
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Momager Kris Jenner posted several cute throwback shots of her kids on Instagram in December 2021. One included this sweet pic of a baby-faced Rob and Khloé in Santa's sleigh.

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Gwen Stefani Stefani/Instagram
Gwen Stefani/Instagram

Then "Just a Girl," we're guessing a young Gwen Stefani asked for something "Hella Good." The singer was photographed on Santa's lap next to a decorated Christmas tree.

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Kendall & Kylie Jenner

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Then 5 and 3 years old, respectively, we're assuming Kendall and Kylie were begging Santa for Razor scooters. After all, niece Penelope Disick had to inherit the obsession from somewhere.

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John Stamos

John Stamos
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The Fuller House star was actually kind enough to reveal what he asked Santa for (in between the crying). "All I asked for Christmas was a good head of hair," John Stamos joked on Instagram in 2016. His famous do is proof wishes do come true.

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Prince Harry & Prince William


A Super Soaker could have pleased even the most privileged boys in 1990. A dapper Prince Harry and Prince William were photographed back then holding shiny new gifts fit for a (future) king.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar
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Sarah Michelle Gellar posted this adorable Christmas snap of her then-younger (and brunette!) self with Santa on Instagram with the caption: "This guy is getting what I'm throwing down. I got this in the bag." We think the future vampire slayer was expecting to see a Cabbage Patch Kid on Christmas morning.

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Derek & Julianne Hough

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According to the dancing Hough siblings, receiving pajamas under the tree was an annual family tradition. "There was one year when the pajamas were all for girls," Derek said. "I asked [my parents and sisters], 'Where's my pajamas?' And they were like, 'Those are for you too.'"

Julianne added, "I remember one year Derek had Ninja Turtle ones for sure. I love a good footie pajama, so as kids, we would have footies. Then it kind of transitioned, and when we were teenagers, it was Victoria's Secret. All the girls, because it was always Derek and a bunch of girls, so all the girls got the Love Pink pajamas and stuff like that."

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Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale
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Santa and sisters! Hale was around 4 years old when she and her sister Maggie were "just spreading a little Christmas cheer with Saint Nick ... circa 93." Though the actress would eventually have to keep some dark secrets on Pretty Little Liars, we're sure she always made Santa's nice list as a kid.

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Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba
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While posing with her younger brother, Alba might've asked Santa for a vanity play set, pretend makeup kit and a baby doll (diapers included!) to prepare her for motherhood and her entrepreneurial journey as the founder of Honest Company.

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Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian
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Kourtney probably put in an order for Rainbow Brite accessories from the North Pole. The colorful TV star was all the rage in her day.

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Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid
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Maybe the model used some Christmas magic to get a little sister. Well, if Bella Hadid arriving one year later is any indication, we're guessing the answer is yes.

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