Decking the Halls! Celebs Share How Their Kids Are Helping Them Prepare for the Holidays

These celeb minis are making a list, checking it twice and getting fully into the spirit of the season

01 of 24

LULU ROSENBERG

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Haylie Duff's younger daughter Lulu Gray, 6 months, is in "FULL holiday zone" according to her mama.

Seated on a white couch alongside a festive red-and-white pillow with the family Christmas tree aglow in the background, Lulu was too precious as she wore a white reindeer-ears headband to celebrate her first holiday season.

02 of 24

RILEY MESNICK

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It's a Christmas of white in Jason and Molly Mesnick's home!

The former Bachelor couple's only child together, 5½-year-old Riley Anne, glowed in the light of the family's white-and-gold adorned tree.

"We are up and running!" Molly wrote alongside the festive photo.

03 of 24

LIAM TELL

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Lauren Conrad's tree-picking helper? Her son Liam James!

The lifestyle expert and fashion designer's 17-month-old son sported a mini Santa hat while out choosing the perfect seasonal decoration.

04 of 24

CAYSON STRICKLAND

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Cayson Jack, 2½, went casual in a striped tee and a diaper for his holiday photo op with mom Melissa Rycroft Strickland.

"Christmas tree up — bragging rights because all the kids were here 'helping'!" the mother of three captioned her post.

05 of 24

ALANA, MATEO, EVA MARIA AND CRISTIANO RONALDO

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Georgina Rodriguez posed with Santa, her and Cristiano Ronaldo's daughter Alana Martina, 1, and the soccer star's three other children: twins Eva Maria and Mateo, 18 months, and son Cristiano Jr., 8.

"What fun we had yesterday buying christmas decorations for our new house in Torino!" the model wrote, in Spanish. "We had the best time and we felt the greatest satisfaction knowing that we were contributing to a good cause. We're happy to be able to team up with ADISCO who will donate 100 percent of sales to Hospital Regina Margherita."

"What a beautiful time of family unity, warmth, affection, love," Rodriguez continued. "We should never forget those who really need it. Cristiano, there's no better satisfaction than this one."

06 of 24

GIOVANNA AND DOMINIC LAVALLE

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"Christmas tree time!" Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi captioned a photograph of daughter Giovanna Marie, 4, and son Lorenzo Dominic, 6, hamming it up.

The Jersey Shore: Family Vacation reality star announced on Thanksgiving that she and husband Jionni LaValle are expecting their third child.

07 of 24

ANNA BUTTON-VALLADOLID

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Marcela Valladolid's daughter Anna Carina, who turns 2 on Dec. 5, is an adorable vision as she waves to the camera in front of the glimmering family tree.

Said tree, as The Kitchen alum explained, is a "12 ft noble fir" containing "close to 1,000 lights" that took "6 hours of work" to complete.

08 of 24

MOROCCAN AND MONROE CANNON

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Twins Monroe and Moroccan Scott, 7½, were surrounded by presents — and love! — as they posed with mom Mariah Carey in front of the tree.

"My favorite moment of the year," the singer tweeted. "Looking forward to all the festive moments in 2019."

09 of 24

SHAI CHMERKOVSKIY

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Maks Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd's son Shai Aleksander, 2 next month, can't help but marvel up at the huge Christmas tree in front of him.

Chmerkovskiy captioned the photo nostalgically, "I remember standing just like that. Not quite all the way back to when I was 23 months, but as long as I could remember and I absolutely loved this time of year AND OUR TREE!"

10 of 24

GREY, SCARLETT AND BROOKS STUBER

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"And so it begins," Molly Sims wrote, sharing a snapshot of her three kids — sons Grey Douglas, 2 next month, and Brooks Alan, 6, plus daughter Scarlett May, 3½ — rocking matching reindeer pajamas and coordinated crochet slippers.

11 of 24

SAYLOR, JAXON AND CAMDEN CUTLER

"My kind of morning," Kristin Cavallari captioned a fireside snapshot of daughter Saylor James, 3, with big brothers Jaxon Wyatt, 4½, and Camden Jack, 6.

Above the sibling trio? Five stockings bearing the names of each member of the family.

12 of 24

JACK HAWK

It's baby Jack Richard's first Christmas!

The adorable 4-month-old looked cozy in a red-and-white knit hat as he helped mom Mina Starsiak Hawk choose the perfect tree.

"Jacks clearly suuuuper into Christmas tree hunting 🌲 #waybehind #betterlatethannever," the Good Bones star joked in her post's caption.

13 of 24

ALIJAH AND HANK BASKETT

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Kendra Wilkinson's adorable daughter Alijah Mary, 4½, and son Hank Randall IV, 9, can't hide their pride at locating the perfect addition to their home.

"Got our tree. 🌲🙏🏻," the proud mama captioned her family photo.

14 of 24

GWENDOLYN, EMILIA, ANNABEL, JOSHUA AND OLIVIA VAN DER BEEK

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Gang's all here! James Van Der Beek's entire brood — wife Kimberly, plus their kids Gwendolyn, 5 months, Emilia, 2½, Annabel Leah, 5 next month, Joshua, 6½, and Olivia, 8 — accompanied the actor to the tree farm.

"Only one kid tried to defect while we attempted this pic ... Not bad," Van Der Beek captioned a photo gallery, which eventually showed Annabel adorably scampering away from her parents.

15 of 24

EMME AND MAX MUÑIZ WITH ELLA AND NATASHA RODRIGUEZ

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Twins Maximilian "Max" David and Emme Maribel, 10, aren't afraid to climb up high to adorn their tree with lights, ornaments and even red roses.

"The best times are with these lil ones ... " Jennifer Lopez wrote for one photo, which also included herself plus boyfriend Alex Rodriguez's daughter Ella Alexander, 10.

In a video she shared, Lopez told Rodriguez's older daughter Natasha Alexander, 14, "That's beautiful, Tashi," after she added her own flair to the tree.

16 of 24

TENNESSEE TOTH

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Tennessee James can't wait to wake up on Dec. 25 after a visit from Santa.

"Two weeks til Christmas! Hands up if you're excited! 🙌🏼🎄🎊🎁" Reese Witherspoon captioned a snap of her youngest child, 6, on a red tricycle.

17 of 24

MIA AND JULIAN THICKE

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April Love Geary and Robin Thicke's smiles were reflected on 9-month-old daughter Mia Love's face, as well as that of Thicke's son Julian Fuego, 8½.

Captioning the post with, "Happy holidays from our family to yours! 🎄 ♥️," the soon-to-be mother of two posed with her boyfriend and their youngsters in front of the family tree, where they all sported festive Christmas pajama sets. (Even the dog!)

18 of 24

HAYES, HAVEN AND HONOR WARREN

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Picking out their Christmas tree this year was a family affair for Jessica Alba, Cash Warren and their three children: Hayes Alba, 1 this month, Haven Garner, 7, and Honor Marie, 10.

"It's beginning to look a lot like #christmas We got our tree! 🌲 finally! Hayesie Boos first Xmas! Fam in full effect," wrote the actress and Honest Company co-founder, posting a snapshot gallery from the day.

19 of 24

HARPER BURTKA-HARRIS

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A hilarious video on Neil Patrick Harris' Instagram story showed daughter Harper Grace, 8, giggling and poking at her unamused dad's face as he wore a moving elf's hat that sang "A Holly Jolly Christmas."

Alongside a snapshot of Harper's twin brother Gideon Scott hanging out under the Christmas tree, Harris quipped, "One of these gifts I refused to exchange."

20 of 24

POPPY AND MILA HAGER

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"Tiny Elves ... Lighting the TODAY Christmas Tree!" Jenna Bush Hager remarked alongside a photo of daughters Poppy Louise, 3, and Margaret "Mila" Laura, 5½, decking the office halls.

21 of 24

TRUE THOMPSON

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Khloé Kardashian couldn't help but share an adorable Instagram photo of her baby daughter True posing in front of a well-lit Christmas tree.

"Her thighs," Kardashian captioned the shot, which also showed the 8-month-old wearing a gray sweater ensemble with a matching baby beanie.

22 of 24

ROBERT BLACK-DALEY

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"Our first family Christmas," Dustin Lance Black captioned a sweet snapshot of himself and Tom Daley with their son Robert "Robbie" Ray, 5 months, in front of a decorated Christmas tree.

"Having Robbie with us this year is a dream come true, and we can't wait to subject him to every one of our many family traditions!" the proud dad joked.

23 of 24

SANTIAGO BASTÓN

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"My First Christmas 🌲☃️🌲 #BabyBaston," Eva Longoria captioned a snapshot of her son Santiago Enrique, 6 months, flashing a wide smile in front of the family Christmas tree.

24 of 24

MONROE AND MOROCCAN CANNON

Letter-writing time! Monroe and Moroccan penned their wish lists together on some very special stationery.

"Writing our letters to Santa! It's a big moment!" wrote mom Carey, who's a notoriously huge fan of the holiday.

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