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© Provided by Are Media Pty Ltd Tis the season! Celebrities are kicking off the festive season with family photos, Santa, and lots of presents. As expected, they are leaving no moment behind to capture the joy of the happiest time of the year.
Ah, the most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us, and in the lead, up to the grand day, it's tradition to visit Santa, put up a tree and sing some carols.
For families with young children, it's all the more special to dress up the kids in their best dress to head over to a local department shore to visit the big red man.
Even though there is sometimes a long line, the anticipation in the air makes any length of the wait even more exciting.
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Once inside, a winter wonderland awaits, with elves, lollies, and faux snowflakes, and as the children gasp with glee, some babies will end up in tears despite Santa's jolly bellow.
No matter the experience, those pictures will live on forever as they adorn desks, make the cover of annual Christmas cards, and sprinkle Instagram.
Some of your favourite Aussie celebrities have headed inside the land of mystic Noel, and their family portraits are as delightful as a surprise gift.
Here are their most festive and adorable shots – oh, it's so adorable seeing them get into it!
As expected, the Campbell's get very invested in Christmas (just like their epic Halloweens), and for 2021 they have aced it with a big tree, matching pyjamas, Santa hats, and all the decorations you could want.
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Along with his wife Lisa and their three children Betty, Billy, and Leo, they visited Santa for some high energy pictures, and the glee on their faces says it all!
Taking to his Instagram, David shared this fun caption, "Santaland is here, and it's awesome. The kids loved the train ride and getting to meet ???????? to tell him how good they have been this year. How great are the photos?! So fun. It's officially ???? time #unriddlechristmas #billyandbetty #leo #myerchristmas."
David wrote alongside this adorable picture, "Ok everyone look at the camera and smile ????!"
Their parents are actors, and it clearly shows that performance is in their genes cause these three kids look ready for a Christmas campaign.
In the video below watch David give a tour of his Christmas decorations.
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Santaland is meant to be for kids, but Peter looked entirely in his element as he got right into the festive vibe, and his wife couldn't have been more chuffed to get these perfect and hilarious pictures.
She took to Instagram to post a slew of their animated shots, and the TV couple clearly had some trouble getting their sons Oscar and Henry to react with their level of enthusiasm.
"No one has ever enjoyed Santaland more than @peter_stefanovic ???????? Lots of excitement about our first trip to the North Pole and Christmas as a family of four. ???? @myer," she wrote.
Not even faux snowless could get a smile from Oscar or Henry.
The radio host kept it no secret that getting a pic with Santa and her daughters Daisy and Trixie is a complicated endeavour. Alongside this cute family picture, she detailed the reality behind her worried smile.
Jerry O'Connell and stars attend the Hollywood Christmas Parade
Jerry O'Connell and celebrities got into the holiday spirit as they attended the 89th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade to benefit Marine Toys for Tots on Sunday eveningThe 47-year-old comedic actor and talk show host took part in the longstanding Los Angeles tradition with celebrities including The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood, Danny Trejo and Erik Estrada.
"Santa photo done ✅???? This was as close as we got to a successful photo; Santa and Trixie nailing it, Daisy attempting to escape between screams, and I think my face says it all ???? Brilliant Santa experience at @myer ????????," she hilariously penned.
On her Instagram Stories, she made light of the different emotions in the picture by labelling each person with their own vibe.
Fifi's good friend Carrie Bickmore's youngest daughter, Addie, also came along and played with her BFF Daisy.
What the weather will be like on Christmas Day .
Here is what the weather will be like on Christmas Day around the country. SydneyAccuWeather is forecasting a rainy Christmas Day in Sydney. A passing shower in the morning will be followed by a rainy afternoon.Temperatures will be a mild 20-24C degrees, but throughout the day it will be cloudy and humid.MelbourneAccuWeather forecasts a hot Christmas Day in Melbourne, with no rain and not a cloud in the sky.A high of 28C will cool down to 17C at night. © Getty Christmas decorations are seen in the Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne.