9 Celebrities Who Don’t Celebrate Christmas

  
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The history of Christmas is fascinating. The holiday is representative of several Christian traditions, as well as secular traditions and some folks–including celebrities of other faiths, and certain Christian traditions — don’t get in the “Christmas” spirit. No, not everyone on this list is Jewish. That would be easy pickin’. And it would also implicate that celebrities like Zach Braff don’t celebrate Christmas, which he totally does with his Christmas-celebrating friends. Here are 10 celebs who enjoy the holidays, but don’t celebrate Christmas.

9. Natalie Portman

The silver screen beauty celebrates life on the daily, but Christmas isn’t a holiday of choice. Natalie Portman, born Neta-Lee Herschlag in Jerusalem, is Jewish and considers herself an individual of science and reason over any declared religious faith. This was something the aforementioned Zach Braff put on display in his film, Garden State. It is presumed Natalie celebrates Hanukkah during the traditional holiday season because she celebrates all other traditional, Jewish holidays. The Oscar winner has done a wonderful job in balancing work and fame and interjecting her voice into the public arena when appropriate. At present, we imagine Natalie is celebrating the holiday season, surrounded by kith and kin, and enjoying motherhood while preparing for things like awards season.

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David Fisher/REX

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8. Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler is another member of the Jewish faith, and he takes a pass on a large, familial, Christmas celebration. Adam is one of the most gracious individuals in the entertainment industry, and he has always patiently tried to explain Jewish family life, holidays and traditions to a largely Christian and secular audience in America. What would the holiday season be without Adam’s “The Hanukkah Song?” Adam did a wonderful thing when he took the risk of making Eight Crazy Nights in 2002. The animated feature took place during the Hanukkah season, without pushing any “celebrate Hanukkah” agenda. Just like the best Christmas movies, this film used the traditional holiday to add texture to the story.

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