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How Youssra, Dorra Zarrouk, Meghan Markle, and More Celebrated the Festive Season



Amidst the progress of Covid-19’s newest variant, Omicron, Christmas celebrations this year arrived brought a much-needed dose of joy, only in the company of vaccines, booster shots, and a little more confidence on dealing with the situation. Just like most of us, celebrities around the world celebrated the special day with pared down get-togethers instead of lavish parties, focusing on the little things that make Christmas so special. While some stars took to Instagram to share their impressive tree decorating skills, others took a trip down the countryside, and more still shared warm family portraits, with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s sweet family snapshot (which also gave us the very first glimpse at their daughter Lilibet) taking centre stage. In case you missed it, here’s a rundown on how celebrities got into the holiday spirit this year.

Karen Wazen

Red may just be the universal favorite color for Christmas, and Karen Wazen knows it. This year, the fashion entrepreneur celebrated the season in an asymmetrical red jumpsuit, and made sure to get some picture-perfect snapshots with her twin daughters.


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This Christmas, United Nations Goodwill ambassador Youssra shared a photo from Riyadh’s Red Sea International Film Festival, in which she was seen wearing an electric Nazazi dress. The picture came with a heartfelt message wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas.


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Hend Sabri

The Tunisian actor flaunted a deconstructed blazer dress by Dina Shaker this Christmas, which she styled with a sleek braid by Ahmed Mounir. The backdrop? A dazzling tree by EvenTya.


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Jessica Kahawaty

Despite having Covid, Jessica Kahawaty had a Christmas to remember at home with brother Julien Kahawaty. The two-time Ball of Arabia host spent the special day at home with a yummy spread and lots of quality time.

Tara Emad

Egyptian-Montenegrin star Tara Emad took a trip back to her hometown in Montenegro this year, where she spent the day with some of her closest friends.

Dorra Zarrouk

Tunisian icon Dorra Zarrouk shared a message about spreading love this holiday season in a bright red suit and soft glam beauty look by makeup artist Mona Gamal. Prior to that, the star also shared snippets from her evening at an intimate Christmas dinner.


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Nancy Ajram

Nothing beats spending the holiday with family, and Nancy Ajram‘s family portrait brought a heartwarming sparkle to the season.


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Nadine Nassib Njeim

Last spotted at the Ball of Arabia 2021,  Lebanese actor Nadine Njeim was among the celebrities who shared sweet family photos with her fans this Christmas. She posted a cute selfie with her kids Heaven (who just recently caused a buzz with her dancing skills), and little Jovani.

Huda Kattan

Beauty guru Huda Kattan shared a sweet family portrait this Christmas, in which she was seen dressed in red pajamas, next to her husband who wore a patterned onesie, and their daughter, who wore pajamas similar to her mother’s. The family was seen next to a beautiful Christmas tree and a life-sized nut cracker.


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Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian shared a family photo of her kids, her mother, her sister Khloe and her daughter, all dressed in matching brown loungewear. Talk about a cosy Christmas!


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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared a family portrait with their two children Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and their six month-old Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor this Christmas, which caused quite the stir online. “This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa,’ and Lili made us a family,” the couple said in their holiday card.


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