Merry and Bright! See How Celebrities Are Decking Their Halls for the Holidays

Stars share their holiday decorations on Instagram

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Katie Holmes

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"Happy Holidays," the actress captioned a photo of colorful ornaments surrounded in a pile of red and green glitter. Holmes followed up the photo with a series of emojis, including a Christmas tree, a snowflake, four snowmen, and a bunch of pink hearts.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones

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The actress showed off a photo of her fully-decorated mantel, featuring a series of wreaths decorated in bells, red and white flowers and lit greenery surrounding the fireplace.

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Nicole Kidman

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The Big Little Lies star shared a photo of her cat camped out under her Christmas tree, hiding amongst some of her other decorations, such as a stuffed Santa Claus and a baby doll. "Paws for reflection," she wrote.

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Tarek El Moussa

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In celebration of his first Christmas as a single dad, the Flip or Flop star decked out his home with his kids Taylor, 8, and Brayden, 3, for the holidays with nutcrackers on the front porch and a primarily gray and blue Christmas tree inside.

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Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence


The Dancing with the Stars pro and her actor fiance snapped a sweet shot in front of their tree. "Feeling festive," Burke captioned the photo, which also shows off a lit wreath and evergreen garland.

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Joe Jonas


"The girls teaching uncle Joe some tunes," the DNCE frontman wrote of this photo with his older brother Kevin's daughters Alena and Valentina. The family piano is decorated with a garland of magnolia leaves and orange-and-clove pomander balls.

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Kourtney Kardashian

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The mom of three showed off a full-on forest of Christmas cheer, including 5 trees and two polar bear statues (like her mom, Kris Jenner's!) and a massive pile of presents in a series of videos shared on her Instagram Stories.

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Jana Kramer


The country star, her 2-year-old daughter, Jolie, and baby boy Jace (born November 29) posed in front of their snowy Christmas tree, decorated with pine cones and metallic ball ornaments. "It’s a Christmas miracle ! I figured out the wrap," she writes of her new baby-wearing skill.

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Anna Camp


The Pitch Perfect actress used her tree selfie to send a message to fans. "Christmas is coming!!!! Just want to thank all of you guys for supporting me and I’m wishing you the best holiday season xo Anna," she wrote.

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Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez

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The couple decorated their extra-tall evergreen in their Miami home with a little help from their blended family. Lopez's 10-year-old twins Maximilian “Max” David and Emme Maribel, whom she shares with ex Marc Anthony, and Rodriguez's daughters Ella, 10, and Natasha, 14, lent a helping hand to put ornaments on the Christmas tree.

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Tia Mowry

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The former Sister, Sister actress had some fun wrapping presents with her sons, Cree, 7, and Cairo, 7 months.

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Al Roker


The Today show metiorologist and his son Nicholas, 16, kept up with their annual tradition of cutting down their own Christmas tree.

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Madonna/Instagram. Inset: Stephen Lovekin/Getty

The singer posted a photo of her daughter Estere, 6, placing an ornament at the bottom of their tree. "She's Up!" Madonna captioned the photo, followed by the Christmas tree emoji.

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Jessie James Decker

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The Just Jessie author showed off some low-key holiday decor, sharing a photo of her son Eric, 3, playing in their living room, which is ornamented with a wreath and three miniature trees. "Cozy Sunday view," she writes.

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Mariska Hargitay

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"Just getting started...." the The Law & Order: SVU actress captioned a close-up photo of her trimmed tree, followed by the hashtag #itsbeginningtolookalotlikechristmas.

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Kristin Cavallari

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The Very Cavallari star posted a photo of her three kids—sons Camden, 6, and Jaxon, 4, and daughter Saylor, 3—sitting in front of the fireplace with personalized stockings hanging from the mantle. "My kind of morning," she wrote.

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Bethenny Frankel Frankel/Instagram
Bethenny Frankel/Instagram

The Real Housewives of New York City star showed off her bright pink tree with glittery ornaments and a white faux fur tree skirt. "It's beginning to look a lot like bubble gum..." she captioned the photo.

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Kylie Jenner

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"Gold is the theme this year," the makeup mogul, 21, captioned a video of her shimmering tree standing tall in the center of the entryway of her home as Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” played in the background. She added, "Thank you @jeffleatham and team for never failing to make Christmas magic happen."

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Busy Philipps

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After transforming her home into a winter wonderland, the I Feel Pretty star shared a photo of the finishing touches to her holiday decor: her elves on the shelves. "They're BAAAACCCCCCKKKKKKK," she captioned the photo of the close up of them hiding in her evergreen.

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Adrienne Bailon

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The Real co-host transformed her Bel Air abode into a "blush winter wonderland" this holiday season. She showcased her holiday decor process on her YouTube series All Things Adrienne on the Kin Network.

“You don’t have to be freakin Martha Stewart to make this happen,” she says in the video. “If I can do it, you can do it.”

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Ginger Zee

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The Good Morning America star shared a photo of her giant evergreen—which towers over her husband Ben Aaron. "Had a bit of a Griswold moment this weekend with our tree," she wrote, referring to the popular holiday flick National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. "We love it though!"

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Jodie Sweetin Instagram

The Fuller House actress, who next stars in the Hallmark movie Entertaining Christmas, snapped a selfie in front of her evergreen decked out in multi-colored lights while sipping a cup of coffee and doing radio interviews in her pajamas, she revealed.

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Dorit Kemsley Kemsley/Instagram
Dorit Kemsley/Instagram

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star flaunted her family's Hannukah spread in her living room, which includes a menorah, red and white candy canes by the fireplace, and a fully-ornamented black-and-white glittery mantle.

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Vanessa and Nick Lachey


The Top Chef Jr. host enlisted the help of HomeGoods this holiday season, finding everything from a life-size sleigh full of presents to a hot cocoa station to turn her L.A. home into a winter wonderland. The mom-of-three says her favorite part of Christmas is being with her family. "It’s a really great time to take a minute and just watch their imaginations go wild," she tells PEOPLE.

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Karen E Laine

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One half of the mother-daughter duo behind HGTV's Good Bones, Laine isn't afraid to admit that one element of her holiday decor stays up year round: her gold door. "I put gold contact paper on my front door for the holidays THREE years ago," she says. "I haven't ever managed to take it off and it's still going strong for it's 4th season."

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Kelly Ripa

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The Live! With Kelly and Ryan host shared a photo of her fully-ornamented evergreen with the caption "She’s here!"

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Maddie Ziegler

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The former Dance Moms star is welcoming the holiday season with friends in front of a massive Christmas tree and a staircase decorated with garland. "It’s that time of year," she writes.

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Emily Henderson

Emily Henderson for Target

The HGTV star and design blogger partnered with Target to show of their Threshold holiday collection, using wrapped presents, wooden elements and cozy knit throws to elevate this space for the season. "I would decorate for the holidays pretty much all year long if it were socially acceptable,” she tells PEOPLE.

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Joanna Gaines

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After documenting her experience picking out the "perfect" tree with her husband Chip and bringing it into their Waco, Texas, home, Joanna posted a photo of the finished product. "It's a tight squeeze in here and that ladder is not gonna cut it but here we goooooo," the former Fixer Upper star wrote, followed by #13feet and #griswolds, referring to the popular holiday film, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

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Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields Instagram

The actress got a "head start" on holiday decorating with her daughters Rowan, 15, and Grier, 12, while she adorned their school tree with a red bird and holiday ornaments.

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Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans

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The married country stars decked out their evergreen together, with Ballerini putting the star on top of the tree while sitting on Evans's shoulders. "The tree is up and it’s my favorite time of year," Ballerini wrote.

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Selma Blair

Selma Blair Instagram

The actress took advantage of holiday decorating as an opportunity to bond with her son Arthur, 7. "My son just decorated his own size tree. And then me," Blair wrote. "He loved remembering where each ornament came from and from whom. I want it all year round #littletree. Jew ish."

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Tim McGraw

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The "Humble and Kind" singer shared a photo of this tree decorated in white lights outside of his home. "Let the holiday season begin!" he wrote.

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January Jones

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"Doing my best to blend into my Xmas decorations," the Mad Men alum captioned her selfie with Santa. "Just like the scene with E.T. in the closet with the toys!"

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Ken and Anita Corsini

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The Flip or Flop Atlanta stars are keeping up a unique holiday tradition: ornamenting their evergreen with a photo of their cat. "Our first Christmas together we didn’t have a lot of extra dough to put towards our tree but we still really wanted a tree topper," Anita wrote. "So we were super funny and printed out a picture of our cat and put him at the top and he’s joined us EVERY Christmas since."

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