The Kardashian-Jenner Family Celebrates Christmas Eve In Serious Style

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  • Khloé Kardashian
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    American television personality
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Come December, the Kardashian-Jenner Christmas Eve party is as expected as mince pies for breakfast and meat sweats come 4pm on Christmas Day.

To fans' great disappointment, last year's party was cancelled due to rising Covid-19 cases and California's ongoing health crisis, with Khloé Kardashian confirming the news on Twitter just a few weeks before the party was scheduled to take place. ‘It's the first time we will not be having a Christmas Eve party since 1978 I believe,’ she wrote.

While many had hoped this year would mark the return of the much-anticipated and celeb-filled festivities, sadly the famous party was not back to its usual glitzy self even in 2021, with the new spread of Omicron affecting plans.

Members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, however, came together nonetheless for a scaled-back, family-only version of their legendary Christmas Eve party – and by scaled-back we mean real-life Santas, full-diamanté looks, dramatic ballgowns, gigantic Christmas trees, twinkling lights and decorations aplenty.

Kris Jenner hosted her daughters and numerous grandchildren for an intimate celebration on Christmas Eve, following the much-anticipated reveal of this year's Kardashian Christmas card.

While the photos posted on Instagram showed members of the family looking cosy in matching brown sweats, the Kardashian-Jenner clan went all out for the Christmas Eve celebrations in a selection of spectacular, red-carpet-worthy looks.

Kendall Jenner wore a show-stopping Carolina Herrera gown for the party, rocking the all-black look with dramatic earrings and a wine of glass in hand – against the backdrop of some epic Christmas trees.

Khloé Kardashian wore a sparkly, crystal-encrusted, full-length dress for the party, by Greek designer Celia Kritharioti. Her daughter True also looked the part in a matching silver dress by Dolce & Gabbana.

Instagram stories from the evening showed Kris Jenner's grandchildren dancing around the house, and a surprise visit from Santa Claus which delighted both young and old.

Why was the 2020 Christmas Eve party cancelled?

After weeks of 'will they, won't they' concerning the 2020 Kardashian Christmas Eve party, Khloé Kardashian was the first to break the sad news that the family had decided to cancel.

In response to a fan question about the party shared on Twitter on December 7, the mother-of-one replied: ‘The Covid cases are getting out of control in CA. So we decided that we're not doing a Christmas Eve party this year, [sic]', referencing California’s ongoing health crisis.

‘It's the first time we will not be having a Christmas Eve party since 1978 I believe.’

The Good American co-founder added that her family were putting ‘health and safety first’ and that taking ‘this pandemic seriously is a must’.

In November, the 36-year-old Tweeted about the possibility of her family throwing their now-famous party, attended by the wider family and celebrities including Chrissy Teigen and John Legend in recent years.

‘I think it will have to be way smaller obviously,’ she tweeted her followers last month. ‘And I'm totally fine with that! But we're definitely celebrating Christmas!

‘We have not done anything. No Christmas photos and no Christmas Eve party this year,’ Khloe told one social media user. ‘Covid has taken over. [sic]’

Her post resulted in messages from some Twitter users who warned the reality star of the dangers of coming together at a party during the pandemic.

News of the cancelled bash comes months after the famous family – who will soon cease filming Keeping Up With The Kardashians after 20 seasons – have regularly been spotted together and ruffled feathers with their fans with regards to the way they've abided by social-distancing guidelines during the pandemic.

In October, Kim Kardashian West turned 40 and celebrated the occasion with her nearest and dearest on a private island, prompting her fans to question the need for such a lavish get-together.

'After 2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine, I surprised my closest inner circle with a trip to a private island where we could pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time, [sic]’ the beauty mogul tweeted at the time, leading several Twitter users to question just how ‘normal’ celebrations on a private island are for most people.

In May, Khloé reportedly responded to criticism of her family after they attended a small party for Scott Disick’s 37th birthday.

‘Not even trying to be rude,’ the star replied to one comment after sharing a photograph of herself and Disick and another of her two-year-old True at the gathering, US Weekly reported at the time.

‘Drives me wild when people act as if they know. Of course we want to protect ourselves. Simply for the sake of our angels, not to mention our own health. But it’s human nature I guess.’

Days later, Kylie Jenner was photographed on Instagram celebrating friend Anastasia 'Stassie' Karanikolaou's birthday party in California.

According to the California Department of Public Healthy, since November 21 a ‘stay at home order’ has been put into place which bans stop non-essential activities including ‘all gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted outside the residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation’ between 10pm and 5am in certain areas.

‘This is the most challenging moment since the start of the pandemic,’ said the governor, Gavin Newsom, last Thursday, per the Guardian.

The publication reports that California state reported 18,591 new cases of Covid-19 last Wednesday.

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