Christmas Spirit

Stars Dressed as Santa: Miley Cyrus, Jake Gyllenhaal, Katy Perry, More

From Miley Cyrus to Jake Gyllenhaal, see which celebrities have gotten into the Christmas spirit over the years.

Stars Dressed as Santa: Miley Cyrus, Jake Gyllenhaal, Katy Perry, More

Celebrities love Christmas. Not only do they get to star in their own Christmas specials, sing their favorite holiday classics and sell dolls made in their likeness, but Christmas is the perfect excuse to indulge their inner performer and dress up. From Miley Cyrus to Katy Perry, see some stars who just couldn’t resist the call of a Santa suit.

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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus donned a barely-there Santa costume (and twerked on a Santa) while performing at Z100's Jingle Ball 2013 concert at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 13, 2013.

Jake Gyllenhaal

The actor sported a Santa hat--and a six-pack--in the 2005 Iraq War drama Jarhead.


Miranda Kerr

The Victoria's Secret model (and Orlando Bloom ex) posted this photo of herself in a sexy Santa costume to Instagram.


Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum donned this Santa outfit in 2011, which she shared with her Twitter followers. The former Victoria’s Secret model wrote, “Mrs. Claus going to work.” 

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Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen donned a barely-there Santa look for the 2005 Victoria’s Secret Fashion show. Tom Brady’s Mrs. Claus wore the very naughty and nice Sexy Splendor Fantasy bra that year worth $12.5 million.

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Tyra Banks

Before she was conducting odd social experiments on her daytime talk show and raking wannabe models over the coals, Tyra Banks was a Victoria’s Secret model. Pictured here, in 1998, just two years into her career as an Angel, Tyra models the lingerie brand’s skimpy Xmas getup.

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Snoop Dogg

Even Snoop Dogg can’t help getting into the Christmas spirit. Donning the type of pimplike Santa costume only Snoop can pull off, the legendary rapper joined the Pussy Cat Dolls on stage at the 2005 Radio Music Awards for a hip hop take on the Christmas classic, “Santa Baby.”

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Katy Perry

Katy Perry brings out Mrs. Claus’s sexy side during a performance at the Z100 Jingle Ball in Sunrise, Fla.

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Paris Hilton

The debut of Paris Hilton’s fragrance “Siren” came just in time for Christmas 2009. So why not dress up for the occasion. The infamous heiress sported a pretty tame Mrs. Claus outfit at Macy’s in Glendale, California.

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Kelly Osbourne

Foul-mouthed rocker child Kelly Osbourne is spotted here looking simultaneously festive and miserable in a devil-meets-Santa costume.

Mr. T

In what can only be described as an awesomely ‘80s photo, former first lady Nancy Reagan cozies up to real-life action figure Mr. T in front of the White House Christmas tree. Always athletic, the actor makes this Santa suit his own with knee-high tube socks and cutoff sleeves.

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Mariah Carey

Grammy Award winner Mariah Carey gets Magic Kingdom visitors in the holiday spirit at the 2010 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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LL Cool J

LL Cool J looks very comfortable lounging in this Santa suit before the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation party for disadvantage youths in December 2003.

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Larry Bird

Former NBA star Larry Bird embraces the Santa look.

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Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson is all smiles in her red velour jumpsuit backstage at a holiday performance.

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Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy rocks leather boots with her stylish Santa suit at ABC Family’s 2009 World Record Elf Party in New York City.

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George Lopez

George Lopez is almost unrecognizable underneath that beard at The HELP Group Teddy Bear Ball in Beverly Hills.

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Faith Hill

Is this Christmas in July or just Hollywood? Faith Hill looks like a summertime Mrs. Claus sitting on a shorts-wearing Santa’s lap.

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Cee Lo

Cee Lo Green tones down his usually outlandish look for something more festive.

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Richard Branson

A Santa suit-clad Richard Branson sits atop a sports car flanked by ladies in red as he cruises down the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

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Destiny's Child

The members of Destiny’s Child loved themselves a group costume. So what else would they wear to unveil their own dolls at a Toys ‘R Us after Thanksgiving than matching—but varied—sexy Santa outfits?

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up at the Annual East Los Angeles Food and Toy Drive hoping to rally volunteers with his cheerful Santa costume.