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 some 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.