Photos of Old Hollywood Stars Celebrating the Holidays – Yahoo Lifestyle

‘Tis the season to be festive and famous for these vintage Hollywood stars. Between Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, there is a lot to celebrate in the months of November and December. From Thanksgiving promotional shoots with Marilyn Monroe and Joan Crawford to enjoying holiday parties with the likes of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and even ringing in the New Year with Alfred Hitchcock, these 18 vintage stars really knew how to celebrate the holiday season. Let’s face it, just because they’re Hollywood stars doesn’t mean they don’t know how to live it up during the busiest time of the year.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice this year, enjoy an early gift and revisit some of the most famous faces of yesteryear to see rare photos of old Hollywood celebrating the holiday season.
The television icon arrives at New York’s LaGuardia Airport wearing a luxurious fur coat as she embarks on a Thanksgiving holiday, circa 1950s.
Television personalities Betty White and Lorne Greene flash a smile as they sit in the hosting spot at the 1965 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The pair made televised appearances at the parade throughout much of the 1960s.
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American actress Joan Crawford (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?) carves a Thanksgiving turkey for a studio publicity shot, circa 1930s.

American bombshell and actress Marilyn Monroe poses as a pilgrim next to live turkey for a Thanksgiving-themed photoshoot in 1950.
A young Liza Minnelli enjoys some ice cream as festive candy canes cover the table in her Hollywood, California home, circa 1950. Minnelli’s first on-screen appearance was in the film, In the Gold Old Summertime (1949).
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Actor Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca) poses alongside his wife, actress Lauren Bacall (The Big Sleep), and their son Stephen for a holiday photo at their home in Beverly Hills, California, on Christmas Eve. The pair married in 1945 and stayed together until Bogart’s death in 1957.

Radio star and comedian Bob Hope conjures up a few laughs from actress Helen Wood as he acts like Santa Claus for an event on December 12, 1938.
Actor Cary Grant and actress Loretta Young admire a beautifully decorated Christmas tree on the set of their 1947 film, The Bishop’s Wife. Filming was done in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and lyrics for the picture were recorded by Nat King Cole.
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Child star Shirley Temple (Curly Top) models a dress for a 1936 holiday ad. Earlier that year, Temple had starred in four movies, including Captain January, Poor Little Rich Girl, Dimples, and Stowaway.
Stage and screen star Ethel Barrymore, great-aunt to Drew Barrymore, reads a book beside a Hanukkah menorah on the fireplace mantel, circa 1910. Ethel made her big-screen debut in 1914’s The Nightingale.
Bette Davis does her best Santa Claus as she poses popping out of a Christmas wreath, circa 1930. Davis arrived in Hollywood in the early 1930s and quickly rose to fame after appearing in Of Human Bondage in 1934.
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Actor Robert Wagner (The Pink Panther) and actress Natalie Wood (West Side Story) celebrate their wedding day in Scottsdale, Arizona, just a few days after Christmas, December 28, 1957.
The talented singer/actor dons a Santa suit and smoking pipe as he poses in front of a Christmas tree to promote his holiday musical film, Paramount’s White Christmas (1954).

The Some Like it Hot starlet dons a two-piece bathing suit as she poses next to a fireplace and Christmas wreath, circa 1951.
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Academy Award-winner Hattie McDaniel and her Gone with the Wind co-star Ernie Whitman pose for a holiday ad on a Hollywood soundstage, November 28, 1947. McDaniel was the first African American to ever win an Oscar. She was awarded the honor in 1940.
Actor Boris Karloff, who portrayed Frankenstein’s monster in the early Universal horror films, and actress Ginger Rogers (Top Hat), converse near a Christmas tree at a Hollywood holiday party in December of 1932.
Famed Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock, director of Psycho and The Birds, rings in the new year with his daughter, Patricia (left), and wife, Alma (right), in New York City’s Stork Club, circa 1960.
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Vaudevillian sex symbol Mae West poses with a festive New Year’s Eve setup in December 1936. Earlier that year, West starred in two films, Klondike Annie and Go West, Young Man.

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