Celeb Holiday Photos

Celeb Holiday Photos
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 10, 2008

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Former basketball star and entrepreneur Magic Johnson tries on a new hat as Santa Claus at the toy drive and holiday party at his movie theater in Los Angeles.

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Magic Johnson and wife Cookie partnered with FedEx to help families in need have a Merry Christmas.

“We know that the holidays are not just about sharing with our families and friends, but also about giving back to our communities and those in need,” Johnson said in a statement.

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Former NFL player Rodney Peete and wife, actress Holly Robinson Peete get ready for the holidays with their children Ryan Elizabeth, Roman Peete, Rodney James Peete and Robinson James.

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Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete’s children gather around the kinara in celebration of Kwanzaa.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph is heavenly on her Christmas card to family and friends.

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Singer Patti Austin is aglow on her holiday greeting.

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NFL star Jarvis Green and wife Rakia get in the holiday spirit with their children.

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The Green children are ready for the New England snow.

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Lisa Wu Hartwell poses with husband Ed Harwell and their children EJ (seated on mommy’s lap), Justin and Jordan.

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“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Lisa Wu Hartwell’s youngest son, EJ, brings good tidings with this adorable getup.

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Hartwell is surrounded by the greatest gifts of all—her three sons.

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The fun-loving couple has a lot to smile about this holiday season as they welcomed their first son together earlier this year.

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Actress Terri J. Vaughn doesn’t need a mistletoe for hugs and smooches from her NFL hubby Karon Riley.

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Vaughn’s son Kal’El, spending quality time with big bro Daylen Ali, celebrates his first Christmas this year.

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Holly Robinson Peete’s mom, Delore Robinson, Holly, Akon and his mom, Kine, lend a helping hand during a toy drive in Los Angeles. The donated gifts went to A Place Called Home, an organization that helps children living in South Central.

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HGTV star Lauren Lake and her new hubby Carlos Woods get in the holiday spirit.

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“Christmas is all about family, laughing, listening to music, and
just being with your loved ones,” says R&B crooner Rahsaan Patterson. “As I reflect on what means the most, I am also excited to use this season as a means to give back to the less fortunate.”

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Actress and activist Sheryl Lee Ralph shares camera time with box-office star turned politician California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Maria Shriver and Ralph look festive in their red and green ensembles.

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Marvin “Slim” Scandrick, former member of R&B group 112, gets in the holiday spirit with his three sons Quay, 8, Tay, 10 and Trey, 13.

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Tisdale’s family spreads holiday cheer with a sleek portrait. “In this season of grace and gratitude, I encourage everyone to take time to count their blessings and spend time with loved ones,” says Tisdale.

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Jazz artist and former basketball player Wayman Tisdale cheeses for the camera with his granddaughter. “For me, the holiday season is a time to reflect and celebrate family. With a new granddaughter and my current good health, I am truly celebrating life this holiday season,” says Tisdale. “As I have been extraordinarily blessed this year, my faith and family are my most important assets.”

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Singer Ashanti gives back at a recent Planet Hollywood event benefiting the Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families in New York.

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HGTV star and host of “Spice Up My Kitchen” Lauren Lake plays Mrs. Claus as she reveals Victoria’s Secret.

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Lake is joyful about her numerous tree options.

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Lake, the design diva, shows off her skills with this beautiful holiday arrangement.

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More interior design inspiration from Lake, the high-powered attorney turned HGTV hostess.

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