Lifestyle Holidays & Occasions Stars' Favorite Holiday Traditions By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on December 2, 2008 @ 05:39PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: John Sciulli/WireImage Stars' Favorite Holiday Traditions 01 of 13 Kate Hudson Steve Granitz/WireImage "Hosting sit-down, dress-up dinner parties with my girlfriends. I always make a special cocktail and even put little wreaths around the table!" -With reporting by Andrea Simpson and Nakisha Williams 02 of 13 Hayden Panettiere Jordan Strauss/WireImage "Christmas music, a fireplace and a mug of hot chocolate." 03 of 13 Maria Menounos Gregg DeGuire/WireImage "I heat my pool and we swim at Christmas. We send pictures [to family and friends] back East and everyone hates us for some weird reason (laughs)." 04 of 13 Joe, Nick and Kevin Jonas Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic "Every year we eat tamales on Christmas morning and it's pretty awesome," says Nick (center). "My mom started it and I think it's special because we've grown up doing it and it's very like us to have tamales on Christmas." 05 of 13 Lindsay Price Brian Killian/WireImage "Passing my brother's green glass bottle around the table at Thanksgiving, and putting a kernel of corn in it while saying what you're thankful for this year. We always end up crying and hugging." 06 of 13 Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage "Felicity started this, but we write a sort-of diary for ourselves on a little piece of parchment paper at Christmas," says Macy. "We tie a ribbon around them, and store them in a swell little wooden box I made for them. We've got about 15 years worth of them now." 07 of 13 Giada De Laurentis John M. Heller/Getty Images "Gathering at my grandfather's house with my family. We play a Neapolitan card game-once I won the whole jackpot." 08 of 13 Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon Noel Vasquez/WireImage "Over 200 people come to our annual Christmas party and everyone is dancing-and it's not about work and schmoozing. We make it like an old-school basement party with soul food and drinking and dancing." 09 of 13 Josh Groban Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage "My mom gets two Christmas trees every year. She loves them and has too many ornaments for one, so we get two. If you can walk through the hallway without getting stuck in the eye by a pine needle then it can't be Christmas (laughs)." 10 of 13 Forest and Keisha Whitaker Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images "We watch movies on the holidays," says Keisha. "It's a time when we all get to catch up and sit and watch movies." 11 of 13 Poppy Montgomery Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic "We go surfing on Christmas. We go to Australia to see my family and it's summertime there so we go to the beach, we surf, we barbecue and drink beer on Christmas day." 12 of 13 Perry Reeves Jeff Vespa/WireImage "I remember one Thanksgiving we went out and rescued ducks and other animals that had been in an oil spill. Now we do more things like that on Thanksgiving." 13 of 13 Lara Flynn Boyle John Sciulli/WireImage "We like everyone to be in their flannels and watch football. My mom started it; she pretty much demands it."