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December 25, 2022

Beautiful Vintage Photos of Old Hollywood Starlets Celebrating Christmas

There is something magical about the glamour of old Hollywood, especially under festive, glimmering lights during the holiday season. From parties and presents to decorating the tree, these celebrities pulled off any celebration with style.


Despite all that glamour, they really were just like us — and these pictures of them enjoying Christmas are proof! Take a look back at the pretty wreaths, trees, and holiday cheer that was spread by some of our favorite stars from the 1920s and onward.

Clara Bow poses for a Christmas promotional photo in 1920.

Dolores Del Río wears a mink fur coat and carries Christmas presents, 1925.

Joan Crawford sits atop a chimney with a sackful of presents in 1926.

Bette Davis dressed up as Santa Claus, 1930.

Anna May Wong opens present under the tree at a Christmas celebration for Hollywood stars at the Christy Hotel in 1932.

Ginger Rogers chats with actor Boris Karloff next to a Christmas tree at a Hollywood charity gala, 1932.

Bob Hope holiday shopping, 1940.

Jane Russell stows away wrapped presents ahead of her holiday festivities, 1941.

Guests of honor Bob Hope and Doris Day at a Christmas parade in 1948.

Little Liza Minnelli chowing down on ice cream and candy, 1948.

Audrey Hepburn standing in front of a huge Christmas tree while visiting Rome over the holidays, 1950.

Ginger Rogers surrounded by multiple Santa Clauses, 1950.

Queen Elizabeth II makes her annual Christmas Day broadcast from a recording studio inside Auckland, New Zealand's Government House, on December 25, 1950.

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart  celebrate Christmas Eve with their son, Stephen Bogart, in their home in California, 1951.

Ingrid Bergman celebrates Swedish traditions with her two-year-old son, Renato Roberto Rossellini, 1952.

Audrey Hepburn smiles with Santa at a charity event in New York City during the holidays, 1953.

Sophia Loren puts together her Christmas nativity scene while at home in Rome, 1953.

Newlyweds Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh with their tree, 1953.

Josephine Baker trims her tree with her children in her French chateau, 1956.

Jayne Mansfield and her daughter rode through the Christmas parade in Hollywood in 1958.

Jayne Mansfield puts finishing touches on a colorful holiday tree, circa 1960.

Judi Dench sews Christmas stockings for her nephews, December 1967.

Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra joined by daughters Gail Martin and Nancy Sinatra for a Christmas segment on The Dean Martin Show, 1967.

Sammy Davis Jr. visited Dean Martin on The Dean Martin Show for a Christmas special in 1967.

Debbie Reynolds dressed as Santa Claus for the Golden Apple Awards in Los Angeles in 1969.

Ella Fitzgerald joins Tom Jones on the set of his show for a special holiday episode in 1970.

Nat King Cole sings carols with daughter Natalie Cole, 1970.

Gloria Swanson wearing a Santa wig while attending a holiday party, 1978.

Aretha Franklin with her Christmas presents at her Detroit home, 1980.

(via Good Housekeeping, Redbook)




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