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13 photos of vintage celebrities owning Christmas

Nobody does Christmas like old famous people.

1. Cliff Richard, hacking at a man-sized Christmas pudding in 1968

Cliff Richard Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

2. The Beatles showing some presents who’s boss in the mid-60s

Music - The Beatles Source: EMPICS Entertainment

3. Richard Attenborough – aka Dr Richard Hammond from Jurassic Park – killing it on the Christmas cracker scene in 1974

POPINJAY OPENING Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

4. George Best showing off two of his five goo-oold rings in 1969

The Best of Christmas Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

5. Roger Moore being the greatest Santa to ever walk the earth, also in 1969

Roger Moore Playing Santa 1969 Source: AP/Press Association Images

6. Shirley Temple making an unreasonable request in 1936

Shirley Temple Los Angeles 1936 Source: AP/Press Association Images

7. Cher getting stuck into a catering-sized dish of mashed potato in 1987

Cher and Marion Barry Source: AP/Press Association Images

8. T’Pau doing an uncanny impression of a Christmas tree in 1986

Music - T'Pau - 1986 Source: Duncan Raban/all

9. Nancy Reagan sitting on Mr T’s lap in 1983

PA-8692349 Source: AP/Press Association Images

10. Judi Dench hanging up a Christmas stocking full of swag in 1963

General Entertainment - Judi Dench - London - 1963 Source: AP/Press Association Images

11. Peter O’Toole being the suavest man to board this aeroplane at Christmas 1962

Great Britain London Peter O'Toole Source: M

12. Sid James and Barbara Windsor tickling seven shades of Santa out of each other in 1963

Sid James and Barbara Windsor dress up as Santa Claus for the Variety Club luncheon Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

13. And Elvis Presley chillaxing with his giant haul of presents – and an unexplained large box of glass – in 1960

PA-8649433 Source: AP/Press Association Images

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