The best A-list festive pictures on Instagram

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Celebrities really are just like us. Especially over the festive period. 

For starters, they like to reminisce about old Christmases, from when they were young. Stella McCartney shared a cute snap of her and one of her sisters (we reckon Mary) having used their wrapping paper to create big bows for their hair. A designer in the making, even then. Solange Knowles posted up an amazing photograph of her family in 1990, where she and sister Beyonce seemed disinterested - in the coolest way possible.

Other important activities over Christmas also include getting a secret Santa present. Reese Witherspoon posted up a snap of her present, which came in the form of a Mickey Mouse waffle press. 

Finally, one of our favourite parts of the holidays is receiving gifts our loved ones have bought us. Naomi Campbell shared a photo of herself surrounded by a mountain of gifts from Dolce&Gabbana.

OK, so that's not quite how we picture our Christmas going but we can still dream.

See more of our favourite A-list Instagram festive pics in the gallery below

  • Stella McCartney and her sister dress up in wrapping paper

    Accessorising with the Xmas wrapping back in the day! X Stella - @stellamccartney

  • Mindy Kaling takes a festive selfie

    Frolick and play the Waikiki way - @mindykaling

  • Reese Witherspoon getting excited about her secret santa gift

    Um...Best #SecretSanta gift ever?????? Mickey Mouse waffle maker!!!! I. Can't. Contain. My. Excitement. - @reesewitherspoon

  • Allison Williams dons a festive jumper

    Every year around this time, Mom sweaters join the ranks of Mom jeans. Don't mind if I do! #TisTheSeason - @aw

  • Zooey Deschanel hangs out with Santa, played Dennis Haskins (Mr Belding!), on the set of New Girl

    Santa/Mr Belding! #newgirlchristmas - @zooeydeschanel


  • Taylor Swift has the most star-studded birthday party ever and wears a Christmas hat

    So this is being 25..... #WHAT #bestbirthdayEVER - @taylorswift

  • Naomi Campbell receives mountain of gifts from Dolce&Gabbana

    #ChristmasCheer #ThankYou for such beautiful #presents @dolcegabbana @stefanogabbana #DomenicoDolce #family #madeinitaly - @iamnaomicampbell

  • Selena Gomez hangs out with her cute little sister

    Sissy and I #forlife - @selenagomez

  • Jessica Alba makes us all feel guilty by working out over Christmas

    Miss Tina let us have it tonight w @tracydawnhall #workhardplayhard #staymotivated #doitforyourhealth - @jessicaalba

  • Ellie Goulding hangs out in the most Christmassy setting ever

  • Drew Barrymore

    "Merry Christmas everyone! I am so grateful for the ones I love! And one of them (husband❤️) was kind enough to find me this special scarf that shows my love of all things FLOWER! I will frame it and love it forever. I am wishing all a safe, healthy and happy day!"

    - @drewbarrymore

  • Suki Waterhouse spending Christmas on the beach

    "Merry Christmas!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️"

    - @sukiwaterhouse

  • Elton John and David Furnish celebrate their son's birthday

    "Happy Birthday to our little Storm Trooper! 4 years ago today we received the greatest gift of all.@DavidFurnish #gratitude #love #family"


  • Beyonce being fabulous in the snow on Christmas day

  • Cara Delevingne shares a kiss with a rabbit

  • Britney Spears shares a plaid christmas with family

    "Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Christmas!" 


  • Mindy Kaling's well-organised gifts

    "My Christmas bounty is fit for King Kamehameha! A sparkly aloha dress from Hale Bob, a Ferragamo crossbody with a bow, some Sloane Crosley, Dad gave me a diamond and Tahitian black pearl necklace, and some killer new 514s with black glitter "N"s from New Balance. Mele Kalikimaka, everyone! I hope you are getting and giving with excitement."

    - @mindykaling

  • Masie Williams gets a gift from Nando's

    "Very pleased with my @nandosuk gift. Love you guys! Merry Christmas "

    - @maisie_williams

  • Jennifer Lawrence visits a children's hospital on Christmas Eve

    "Thank you to The Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville for letting me visit Tyler and other beautiful children today! You make me so happy!!! I leave with a full heart and I am always crying because of the excitement and love that you all show me! ❤️"

    - @jennishrader

  • Kylie Minogue's Australian Christmas is a little different to ours

    "#Lovers.... Happy Holidays!!!"

    - @kylieminogue

  • Solange Knowles posts an adorable throwback Christmas snap

    ""Can't be be bothered" since 90..... Merry Christmas!"

    - @saintrecords

  • Lena Dunham is overjoyed

    "This is how I feel seeing pics of you getting/giving my book as a holiday gift! Seriously that is 85% of what motivated the design- I wanted it to be a real object you could love and share and let age and hand down. Thank you for making my holiday dreamz come true! (And yes that is Samantha Jones in many power looks on my shirt. Thank you @clashist)"

    - @lenadunham

  • Reese Witherspoon hides behind a wreath

    Wishing y'all a very merry, peaceful, and family-filled Christmas!!! Sincerely, #WreathWitherspoon.. (couldn't resist...@MindyKaling)

    - @reesewitherspoon

  • Andy Murray dons a Christmas jumper

    "As you can see I'm chuffed to bits with my Christmas jumper #FireInTheBelly "

    - @andymurray

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