How Victoria Beckham and 9 other stars are getting ready for Christmas: Gifts, trees and behind-the-scenes festive shoots

We take a look at how Kevin Hart, Jennifer Garner, Cardi B and more are gearing up for some seriously festive merry making

With Christmas full of special get-togethers and family traditions, it's always nice to get a sneak peek into how other people spend their festive season.

Whether they invite friends round to trim the tree like Jennifer Aniston, open their presents on Christmas Eve as per German tradition like Heidi Klum, or sneakily eat all the candy that's supposed to be stuck on to the gingerbread houses (yes, you, Reese Witherspoon), enjoy these insights into how the stars celebrate Christmas, as the big day approaches ...

Cardi B

The rapper's husband, Offset, took to Instagram to share their not one, but five beautifully decorated Christmas trees. "How do you like the Christmas trees? Going crazy," asked the Clout singer. No doubt the couple's daughter, Kulture, 2,loves the mini winter wonderland in the family's Atlanta mansion.

Heidi Klum

The German model and her family all donned Santa hats with their names on to show off an impressive collection of presents under the Christmas tree. And the Klum family won't have to wait too long to open their gifts as traditionally in Germany, presents are opened on Christmas Eve.

Octavia Spencer

The Oscar-winning actress shared a photo of her tree, surrounded by vibrant red poinsettias, writing: "Finishing touches! I might be over doing it, you say?"

Reese Witherspoon

The Oscar winner shared one of her family traditions on Instagram: making (and eating) gingerbread houses.

"One of my favourite things about this time of year is decorating gingerbread houses with my kids, well ... OK ... we mostly just eat the candy," the Legally Blonde star admitted.

Kevin Hart

The comedy actor and his wife, Eniko, welcomed their second child together in September, so will be celebrating baby's first Christmas. And by the look of those very professionally wrapped gifts under the tree, the star's children are in for a very happy Christmas indeed.

Jennifer Garner

The Juno star shared her somewhat esoteric approach to Christmas decorations at her Los Angeles home, with a special tribute to arguably one of the best Christmas films of all time – Home Alone.

Kate Hudson

The actress and fitness mogul showed what a California Christmas looks like, sharing this gorgeous photo of one of her trees against the backdrop of the Los Angeles sunset.

Kendall Jenner

The model and reality TV star showed off her festive fireplace decorated with lots of green foliage and warm lighting. "Holidays at Kenny's," she captioned the snap.

Salma Hayek

The actress has been enjoying the festive season between her homes in LA and France along with her French husband. The From Dawn 'til Dusk star was keen to show her chicly decorated tree to Kering, the fuzzy owl she adopted last year.

Victoria Beckham

The former Spice Girl took to social media to give a behind-the-scenes look at what went into putting together the annual Beckham Christmas card. Gathering Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper around the tree to take the photo, the family dogs had other plans, leading the designer to declare: "Never work with kids or animals!"

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