For the regulars of the world, the holiday season can be a great time to spend with family and friends. And even if you don't celebrate, you still have vacation days, which is always a reason to feel festive. For many, it's the season for watching holiday movies, eating a lot, and an excuse to cover everything in glittery decorations and drink Starbucks peppermint mochas guilt-free. And there's always Festivus for the rest of us. But for celebrities, the reason for the season is to really treat themselves. Some of them use the holidays as an opportunity to get really creative — and weird.
If you're ultra famous, you basically have the option to spend the holidays however you please. Many celebs take advantage of that fact and decide to mix it up in very strange ways, and luckily, share their unconventional Christmas, Hanukkah, or secular holiday celebrations on social media. Some make us jealous, some make us feel warm inside, and some make us realize that famous people have the luck to make all of their wacky dreams come true. And what better gift from themselves to... themselves than to embrace the holiday season as a time when dreams come true?
Here are some of the craziest ways celebs have spent their holidays, because they really are not just like us come December.
Jay Z & Beyoncé Went To Iceland
Bey and Jay love to travel, and I love that they so generously let us live vicariously through them. In 2014, they decided to embrace the idea of a very cool holiday, and what better place than Iceland to celebrate Jay's birthday and ring in the holiday season? Blue Ivy was there too, of course, and the Carters had what looked like the dopest holiday of all time.
Ryan Seacrest Went To Africa
Ryan Seacrest made all his childhood adventurer dreams come true, I guess. The host and close personal friend of the Kardashian-Jenner family went to South Africa with his family for a safari.
Kelly Clarkson Sent Cards From Westeros
Talk about attention to detail! This is weird in the most wonderful way. Kelly Clarkson won the celebrity Christmas card competition this year with a Game of Thrones inspired photo. It's accurate: winter is coming and the Blackstock clan looks like it could show up in Westeros at any moment. And look at that baby.
Justin Bieber Bought Himself A Jet
Because he's Justin Bieber, and he wanted a jet. Merry Christmas?
Katy Perry Scares The Crap Out Of Everyone
Leave it to KP to become the stuff of sugarplum nightmares with this Gingerbread onesie.
Mariah Carey Becomes The Literally Embodiment Of Christmas
Thank you Mimi for being you. Thank you for becoming the most amazing Christmas spirit by posing with these reindeer and Santa himself. All I want for Christmas is YOU.
Chelsea Handler Flew Her Dog First Class
Can't spend the holidays with your puppy pal? Too bad. But if you're Chelsea Handler, you can give yourself whatever you want for the season, like flying your dog out privately for a wintry reunion. If I had a dog that cute and access to a private jet, who knows if I wouldn't do the same thing?
Rihanna Got A Crazy Art Gift
More like B*tch Better Have Insurance for this Jeff Koons gift. Rihanna's producer got her this original Koons sculpture for Christmas 2014, and though Riri didn't share the price tag, Koons' "Balloon Dog (Orange)" is the most expensive work of art EVER sold by a living artist, for $58 million dollars. Get that thing insured Riri!!!!!
Snoop Dogg Was Inappropriate
SNOOOOOOP! Come on. This is not safe for children. But I gotta admit, I hate Elf on the Shelf.
Even if you're not jetting off to Iceland this year or buying yourself a private jet, I consider it a gift just to marvel at all these famous weirdos and their celebrations. Bless you all, celebs. Please provide continue providing the holiday cheer!