While we’re just about getting over the fun we shared at Christmas (or swapping gift horror stories), we’ve been looking at the ways our favourite stars celebrated the day, with Rihanna’s generous gift-giving, Nicki’s shopping trip, and the Kardashians flashy festivities, amongst others, continuing the Xmas mood.
From annual Christmas parties to expensive gifts and sweet messages, here are some of our favourite festive moments from the stars.
Wondering where Nigeria’s stars go every year, to see in Christmas? Apparently, to Nollywood actress Rita Dominic’s, where she hosts a “Christmas At Rita’s” party with close industry friends.
This year included guests like 2Face Idibia,Waje, Banky W, Beverly Naya, David Tlale, Toke Makinwa, Debola Williams, Omawumi, Millen Magese, Femi DaSilva, Toolz, Yvonne Nwosu, Mildred Okwo and more, who looked to be having heaps of fun and sharing selfies on the night.
When you’re friends with Rihanna, it seems Christmas is a great time of year if you like cash gifts, with the star gifting her pals to wrapped wads of cash and her mum with a blinged-out crucifix.
Amongst other videos shared to Instagram over the holidays, the singer posted a cool cartoon made with Stance, entitled “Heaux Heaux Heaux” and captioned;
With access to a whole heap of money and one of the world’s most cutest children (North West), you knew there’d be Instagrams from the Kardashian Klan worth crying about.
As well as showing off their bejewelled body con dresses, Kylie posted this pic of herself and her mum Kris, captioning it;
“Like mother like daughter.”
Kylie also seems to have been a good girl this year, receiving this gift, which she promptly shared on Insta…
Meanwhile, Khloe got herself a makeover from style-maven-in-the-making, North West, who thought she needed to try a little more colour in her Christmas makeup look. Khloe tagged the pic;
“I’m North’s first makeup client.”
And of course, Queen Kardashian, Kim didn’t shy away from social media or the chance to share a beauty look with her daughter, posting this pic of their matching braids, captioned;
“Merry Christmas everybody! Good night!”
Rapper Nicki Minaj posted this shot of herself while shopping on Christmas Day, which we think means she didn’t trust Santa would bring her what she wanted…
Singer Seyi Shay celebrated her Christmas Day with an epic family get-together, posting this pic to Instagram, captioned;
“Family affair… The Fassai’s meets the Joshuas meets the olumakins meets the odederes !!! #merrychristmas #Shay’shouse HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR ALL!!!”
Singer Temi Dollface also shared some family fun, revealing sometime snaps and pics of the gifts left under her tree.
The star captioned this one;
“I’ve been an awful good girl so look what Santa was kind enough to put in my stocking. #TemisNewWhip“
The “School Your Face” singer also shared a flashback to this festive shot from last year, tagging it;
“GLAD TIDINGS WE BRING TO YOU AND YOUR KIN!!!”
Top model Tyra Banks also shared a flashback pic of herself all dolled up for Christmas, captioning;
“No matter where you are in the world, I hope you are enjoying today in your own special way. Love, TyTy”
The pixelated picture was followed by this one a day later, tagged;
As well as posting a picture of a packed case, perhaps nodding to a little travel over Christmas to see loved ones, Zendaya also posted a picture of her living and breathing gift – a puppy called Noon.
The star wrote;
“Most of you know I lost my baby Midnight a while ago, and I thought I could never love another pet again… until this little angel was given to me on Christmas Eve…he’s literally a mini Midnight
…He peed on my bed 3 times last night and I didn’t care, I mean look at that face. What a beautiful gift…right when I needed it the most. I’m so thankful for this little man, welcome to the world Noon. #Noon#seewhatididthere#imamommy“
With Queen Bey having just won a fashion-related lawsuit against sports label ElevenParis, she’s a lot to celebrate and took the time to wish her fans happy holidays and a happy New Year in advance, via a cool graphic on her website.READ MORE: BEYONCE, RIHANNA, KANYE & MORE WIN JOINT LAWSUIT AGAINST ELEVENPARIS
Top tennis pro and Sports Illustrated’s ‘Sportsperson of the Year 2015’, Serena Williams posted this pic of her turkey dinner on Christmas Day, prompting followers to question whether she was dining alone.
The star had captioned the pic;
“As always dinner for one. I like the leg #leftoversforaweek”
Celebrity stylist, June Ambrose headed home for the holidays, and shared cute snaps of herself and family while there.
The fashion talent posted this pic of herself and her mum twinning in thick-framed glasses, as well as a funny shot of her ‘Grinch’ sister.
Hollywood-based celeb stylist Ugo Mozie was in town for Christmas, having travelled home to Lagos to spend time with his family.
While here though, the Mr Mozie was also busy making moves, having held a fashion event at Farenheight Hospitality, entitled “An Evening with Ugo Mozie”, and visiting Fela’s shrine on Christmas Eve, where he revealed he;
“Shot something epic today at Legendary Fela’s Shrine. Can’t wait to share the magic.”
Finally though – apparently, after a 10 hour road trip – he made it to his family’s village, where he shared this pic, captioned;
“There’s truly nothing like spending the Holidays back home.”
Supermodel Naomi Campbell shared this shot to her Instagram, wishing a merry Christmas to Stefano and the team at Dolce Gabbana, tagging it;
We especially love the red ensemble and the Christmas tree backdrop…
Top model Joan Smalls has been vacaying just off the coast of her homeland, on Fajardo Island off the shore of Puerto Rico, and posting pics that make us jealous.
On Christmas Day, she dined by candle light, sharing this snap with the message;
“Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night. #Love#HolidayCheers”
Having shared a giant family Christmas Day at home (and sharing shots of her relative gathered around a beautiful tree), Angela Simmons started posting selfies from her hot tub, with her sister Vanessa.
The star captioned her pics;
“What’s Christmas without selfies #CornRows #NaturalHairLife”
Nigerian artist Emma Nyra also had a shout out for her fans, sharing this festive shot to her Instagram, tagging it;
“Merry Christmas to all my @nyranationHope you have a wonderful day with your loved ones and may God continue to bless your movements!”
Presenter, Toke Makinwa went for it when it came to spreading her festive joy, going in with a full on Christmas shoot to share with her followers.
The series of images, lensed by Obi Somto sees the star looking beautiful while toying with gifts, but as well as the pictures, Ms Makinwa shared;
“Merry Christmas again, still crushing on these amazing photos. I wasn’t going to celebrate much this year, I didn’t even put my tree up. The devil tries to steal your Joy and you owe it to you to overcome. You owe God so much more praise and thanksgiving too.
I have had amazing things happen to/for me this year, God has been amazing and my team have worked really hard so I gave in.
@obisomto pulled an all nighter and he did a good job with these photos. Loved working with you hun, your energy is everything. Thanks to my stylist @harvellastyles for styling and directing, @bernardsmiless for my hair and @dorannebeauty for my make up. And of course me. I didn’t know my own strength. I didn’t know how strong I am until [being] strong became all I had left… #wimning#livingwithoutfear#loving“
But what do you think to the shots? And which star snaps did you spy over Christmas? Let us know which festive celebrity pics were your favourite, below in the comments box or online @SPICETVAFRICA.
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