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Even the most mild Kardashian fans know of the the annual Kardashian holiday and Christmas party. Hosted each year on Christmas Eve by Kris Jenner, the Kardashian Christmas party brings together dozens of celebrities, from current and former Kardashian-Jenner family members (like Caitlyn and Brody Jenner) to A-list stars (like Chrissy Teigen and John Legend), for one night of glamorous holiday fun.
The Kardashian Christmas party has always been big, with the most extravagant decorations and luxurious outfits, but as the family has grown and become more and more famous over the years, the party has evolved into a full-blown event. With the best-of-the-best holiday decorations and more celebrities than one can count, the Kardashian-Jenner party is a thing of dreams for party planners and event enthusiasts.
In preparation for this year’s event, which is bound to be bigger than ever, we’ve looked back at the past five years of Kardashian-Jenner holiday extravaganzas. From the reunion of Caitlyn and Kris Jenner to the mystery surrounding 2017’s missing Kylie Jenner, the Kardashian Christmas party is never short of excitement. Check out the best moments from it over the years.
Though the Kardashian Christmas party had been happening for years, one of the first times it became a big deal on Instagram was in 2013. Like the parties before and after, 2013 included a ceiling-tall Christmas tree in the center of Kris’s foyer and a beautiful outdoor-indoor dinner space decorated with hundreds of Christmas lights. Kim wore leopard, while Kendall and Khloé looked hot in high-slit dresses. The event also included a photo booth, where guests could take holiday card pictures. Each card was signed with “Love, the Jenners and the Kardashians.” They also included the year’s theme—Naughty or Nice?—in the corner.
For 2014, Kris hired celebrity florist Jeff Leatham (husband to Colton Haynes) to design the Christmas tree in her foyer. As for the dinner, the Kardashian-Jenner matriarch included the same setup as 2013, with the addition of some red-tinted lighting. Khloé wore a high-slit dress, while Kendall and Kylie matched in white gowns with cutouts. (Some might remember fans comparing Kylie’s look to a pad.) The theme for that night was “Better Not Pout.” (A nod to Kylie’s lip fillers rumors from that year, perhaps?)
When it came to celebrity guests, 2015 did not disappoint. Though there wasn’t a theme (the photo-booth holiday cards were missing the usual Christmas-themed slogan), more stars than we could count showed up for the celebration, including Hailey Baldwin, Justine Skye and Drake. For the event, Kris and Kylie matched in shiny, bejeweled gowns, while Khloé showed up in a sparkly silver jumpsuit. Kim and her daughter, North West, also matched with braids and all-black outfits.
The Kardashians might’ve recycled 2014’s theme, “Better Not Pout,” for their Christmas party in 2016, but when it came to the actual celebration, the event was bigger than ever. Attended by names like Paris Hilton and celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, the party included tons of candy-like decorations and was even catered by Hot Dog on a Stick. Each Kardashian-Jenner sister shined in her own sparkly and festive dress, and the photo-booth pictures with some of the youngest members of the KarJenner were beyond cute.
Every Kardashian Christmas party gets a lot of attention, but because of the rumors in 2017—namely, around Kylie’s not-yet-confirmed pregnancy—there was even more eyes on the annual extravaganza. The 2017 celebration was attended by celebrities like Christina Aguilera, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest and Scott Disick, who made a surprise appearance despite his breakup with Kourtney. The party also included Kim with ice-blonde hair and Khloé with a baby bump, which she styled with silver fringe jumpsuit. Because of the mystery around Kylie’s pregnancy, the youngest Kardashian-Jenner was noticeably missing from Instagram and social media posts.
The main feature of the 2018 Kardashian holiday party was an arch that led to the venue decorated in hundreds of dazzling Christmas lights. The party also included cameos from Santa Clause (who had a deep conversation with Kendall) and the Grinch, who posed with KoKo and True. Celebrity guests included Paris Hilton, Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez and John Legend, who performed at the bash.
The 2019 Kardashian holiday party was hosted at Kourtney’s home, which was decorated with rows of Pointsettias and candles that led to an upside-down Christmas tree that hung from her ceiling. As guests arrived, four carolers dressed in top hats and traditional guests serenaded them. Kourtney even hired a man to sit on a sleigh as the party’s very own life-sized Elf on a Shelf.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Khloe, who tested positive for the coronavirus in 2020, announced in a tweet in December 2020 that her family decided to cancel their annual Christmas Eve party. “The Covid cases are getting out of control in CA. So we decided that we’re not doing a Christmas Eve party this year. It’s the first time we will not be having a Christmas Eve party since 1978 I believe. Health and safety first though! Taking this pandemic seriously is a must,” she wrote.
However, she teased that the 2021 celebration will be “fucking fire.” “I am so over 2020! (Says everyone) Next year, our Christmas Eve party is going to be so fuckking fire! Covid better be gone by next Christmas,” she wrote.
For more about the Kardashians, check out Kris Jenner’s 2011 memoir, Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashians, in which the momager tells her never-before-told story about how she led her six children—Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Rob, Kendall and Kylie—to international stardom and built their multi-million dollar empire. You may think you know the Kardashians, but as Kris explains in her book, what’s in the media and and in Keeping Up With the Kardashians is only tip of the iceberg. In Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashians, Kris reveals how she balanced six children (not to mention four stepchildren and numerous grandchildren) while building a business for her family. The book also dives into Kris’ relationship with Nicole Brown Simpson before and after her husband, O.J. Simpson, was accused of her murder. Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashians is a must-read for any Kardashian fan.
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