It's the most wonderful time of the year as we gather round the Christmas tree and do what we do best on holidays at home: stare at our Twitter and Facebook feeds, am I right? There are plenty of holiday greetings to scroll through this holiday season, and some of the best are coming from our favorite celebrities and public figures: you can always count on glamorous greetings from celeb staples like the Kardashians and Lady Gaga. Celebs are sharing everything from virtual Christmas cards, to Spotify holiday playlists, and even espousing their own slightly jaded reflections on the holiday season. Even presidential hopefuls have thrown their holiday greetings out there in the social media ring; after all, it's all about winning hearts, minds, and votes and what better way than with politically-tinged Christmas tidings?
And did we mention the ugly sweaters? Because celebrities in ugly Christmas sweaters is totally a thing — an adorable thing at that. All these holiday greetings on this Christmas Eve are leaving us feeling all warm and fuzzy; It's nice to know that even our favorite celebs are hunkering down to enjoy their cups of hot cocoa, sit by the fire, open a few presents, and post a few holiday selfies — just like the rest of us.
Here's our roundup of the best 20 celebrity holiday greetings out there in the social media wilds.
The Ugly Christmas Sweater Showcase
Eat your heart out, grandma: you ain't got nothing on these celeb threads.
Here's Blake Sheldon, Gwen Stefani, and Raelynn getting their Christmas photo props on along with their ugly sweaters.
Lance Bass and Sarah Michelle Gellar are just too damn cute, people. Stop it, Buffy! You're too cute.
Leann Rimes wins all the style points with her ugly sweater: she's got that sexy boyfriend sweater look going on with no pants and manages to tie in the Star Wars craze right now.
And then there's yanno, Snoop Dogg's take on this whole ugly sweater trend... #SMH
Glamorous Holiday Greetings
Since they can't possibly mail all their fans their holiday greetings, Christmas cards via social media will have to do.
First up, the Kardashians (and no, still no photos of the newest Kardashian, baby Saint):
CHRISTMAS CARD 2015 pic.twitter.com/TJ89F9NWJt— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 23, 2015
This amazing Game of Thrones-themed card from Kelly Clarkson:
Down-home holiday cheer from Britney Spears and family:
A very classy, traditional affair from The Prince of Wales:
Exclusive: This year's official Christmas card from The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall pic.twitter.com/lHWe6mjU23— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) December 17, 2015
The Obamas, however, offered their greetings in a rather Millennial-savvy way by sharing a playlist of their holiday favorites on Spotify:
Rihanna has a wonderfully bizarre animated holiday greeting for her Twitter fans:
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo shows off how he decorates for Christmas (spoiler alert: not much except for those poinsettias you see below):
Curious to see my house in Madrid? Take a look! Merry Christmas to all! https://t.co/f4Oor4pwl7— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 22, 2015
I stand corrected: Some celebs actually do have the time to send out their own Christmas cards, like Beyonce:
And then there's this head-scratchingly basic tweet from Justin Bieber; I feel like maybe he forgot to tweet the rest of what he was saying:
This is what it's all about. Merry Christmas :)— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 23, 2015
I love Adele. This is what I imagine Christmas is like for every Brit.
In case you were wondering I'm in my dressing gown eating a Chinese watching Eastenders. Merry bloody Christmas!! X— Adele (@Adele) December 21, 2015
Pink keepin' it real:
I've been on Twitter for five minutes, and I've already had my fill of the human race. It's been real. Merry Christmas you weirdos #joy— P!nk (@Pink) December 24, 2015
Holidays From The Hill
Yes, even presidential candidates need to keep up with the Joneses and get their holiday greetings out, too.
Hillary Clinton manages one part holiday greeting, one part voter outreach. A solid strategy.
Happy holidays! Text HOLIDAY to 47246 to hear a message from Hillary. pic.twitter.com/pKn6YG6iQp— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 24, 2015
Meanwhile, despite his millions, Donald Trump's campaign can only afford to create their Christmas greeting in MS Paint.
Sen. Rand Paul takes a cue from the Obamas and sends out his own holiday playlist, with a little refreshing non-partisan commentary on top of it all:
How about a holiday buzzkill from Sen. Marco Rubio?
This Christmas, we must remember slaughtered Christians in the Middle East. https://t.co/d6kUjYDHyn— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 24, 2015
And finally, this spectacular work of WTF from Dr. Ben Carson:
Images: Deray McKesson, Clarence House, Kim Kardashian West, Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rihanna, The White House, Pink, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Rand Paul/Twitter; Snoop Dogg, Raelynn, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Leann Rimes/Instagram; Jemal Countess/Getty Images