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Updated: December 25, 2014 8:43 AM ET | Originally published: December 24, 2014 11:55 PM EST

It’s the time of year for big trees, a sneaky kiss with Santa, and Christmas traditions that prove celebrities are just, but also not at all, like us.

Some celebs were generous to the wee ones:

And to those in need:

And to themselves:

It’s the time of year for a bit of nostalgia:

And family bonding:

Don’t forget canine bonding:

Plus some endearing family cooky-ness:

Some did the sexy Christmas thing

Some did it cute:

Or silly:

Others just mystified us:

Some had trees:

Others had bigger trees:

There were those who reminded us that they are celebrities for a reason: they have superior decorating abilities:

And that fame has a nice perk: a personal audience with Santa:

A very personal one:

With more than one Santa:

Some caught up on their reading:

Others were feeling the Christmas spirit:

Celebrities, they’re just like us — they help clear the snow:

 

Write to Elizabeth Barber at elizabeth.barber@timeasia.com.

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