Stars who celebrate their birthdays at Christmas

23 December 2020, 18:00 | Updated: 31 December 2020, 14:16

Kit Harington, Shane MacGowan, Eddie Vedder, Hayley Williams and Chris Kamara - all celebrating birthdays over the Christmas period!
Kit Harington, Shane MacGowan, Eddie Vedder, Hayley Williams and Chris Kamara - all celebrating birthdays over the Christmas period! Picture: Daniele Venturelli/Theo Wargo/WireImage/Brin Rasic/Jim Bennett/Getty Images/Pete Norton/Getty Images

It's the most wonderful time of the year - especially for those celebrities who have a birthday around the Christmas period.

  1. Ralph Fiennes

    The actor and director celebrates his birthday on 22 December.

    Ralph Fiennes In July 2019
    Ralph Fiennes In July 2019. Picture: Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images
  2. Noel Edmonds

    The TV and radio presenter - and mastermind behind Mr Blobby - was born on 22 December 1948.

    Noel Edmonds in 2019
    Noel Edmonds in 2019. Picture: HGL/GC Images
  3. Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam

    The Pearl Jam frontman celebrates his 56th birthday on 23 December and, as usual, it'll be a nightmare trying to find him a card, amongst all the Christmas tat.

    Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs during All In WA: A Concert For COVID-19 Relief on June 24, 2020
    Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs during All In WA: A Concert For COVID-19 Relief on June 24, 2020. Picture: Getty Images for All In WA
  4. Harry Shearer

    The man who WAS Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, not to mention the voices behind both Smithers and Mr Burns in The Simpsons will turn 77 on 23 December.

    Harry Shearer attends the "This Is Spinal Tap" 35th Anniversary during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at the Beacon Theatre on April 27, 2019
    Harry Shearer attends the "This Is Spinal Tap" 35th Anniversary during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at the Beacon Theatre on April 27, 2019. Picture: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival
  5. Lemmy, Motörhead

    The rock legend would have been celebrating his birthday on Christmas Eve. Lemmy (or Ian Kilmister to his accountant) was born in Stoke-on-Trent at the most wonderful time of the year. He died on 28 December 2015.

    Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister of Motorhead
    Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister of Motorhead. Picture: Michael Putland/Getty Images
  6. Carol Vorderman

    The former Queen Of Countdown marks her special day on 24 December.

    Carol Vorderman at the Pride Of Britain Awards in 2019
    Carol Vorderman at the Pride Of Britain Awards in 2019. Picture: Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty Images
  7. Caroline Aherne

    The actress and comedienne - best known for Mrs Merton and The Fast Show, and later the narrator of Gogglebox - was born on 24 December 1963. She died on 2 July 2016

    Caroline Aherne, pictured in 2001
    Caroline Aherne, pictured in 2001. Picture: Fiona Hanson/PA Archive/PA Images
  8. Declan McKenna

    One of the hottest new artists around - and a Radio X favourite - was born on Christmas Eve 1998.

    Declan McKenna in February 1998
    Declan McKenna in February 1998. Picture: BERTRAND GUAY/AFP via Getty Images
  9. Shane MacGowan, The Pogues

    It's only fair that the writer of maybe the best Chrimbo song was born on 25th December. This year, he's 63.

    Shane MacGowan onstage with The Pogues in 2014
    Shane MacGowan onstage with The Pogues in 2014. Picture: Brian Rasic/Getty Images
  10. Bob Stanley, Saint Etienne

    Bob (on the right in the picture) was involved in seminal 1990s band Saint Etienne and actually WAS born on Christmas Day, in 1964. He's also written Yeah Yeah Yeah, maybe the best book about pop in decades.

    Saint Etienne in 1993: Bob Stanley, Sarah Cracknell and Pete Wiggs
    Saint Etienne in 1993: Bob Stanley, Sarah Cracknell and Pete Wiggs. Picture: Andy Willsher/Redferns/Getty Images
  11. Dido

    Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong, aka That Woman From Eminem's Stan, will be 49 on Christmas Day 2020.

    Dido performing in Paris in 2019
    Dido performing in Paris in 2019. Picture: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP via Getty Images
  12. Annie Lennox

    The Eurythmics and solo star was born on Christmas Day 1954 in Aberdeen.

    Annie Lennox in October 2018
    Annie Lennox in October 2018. Picture: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic/Getty Images
  13. Chris Kamara

    The former footballer and TV sports pundit was born on Christmas Day 1957.

    Chris Kamara
    Chris Kamara. Picture: Tom Flathers/AMA/Corbis via Getty Images
  14. Jared Leto, 30 Seconds To Mars

    On 26 December, Jared Leto will turn 49 - but he will still have his beautiful head of hair? How does he manage it? Perhaps some hair product would be a gift he appreciates on Boxing Day.

    Jared Leto in 2019
    Jared Leto in 2019. Picture: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images
  15. Lars Ulrich, Metallica

    The Metallica drummer will turn 57 on Boxing Day, 26 December 2020.

    Lars Ulrich of Metallica pictured in September 2019
    Lars Ulrich of Metallica pictured in September 2019. Picture: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen/Getty Images
  16. Kit Harington

    The Game Of Thrones star was born on Boxing Day 1986 in London.

    Kit Harington in February 2020
    Kit Harington in February 2020. Picture: Dominique Charriau/WireImage/Getty Images
  17. Hayley Williams, Paramore

    Hayley's been thrilling rock fans for ages now, and she's a whippersnapper no more - on 27 December she'll turn 32.

    Hayley Williams performing with Paramore in 2017
    Hayley Williams performing with Paramore in 2017. Picture: imageSPACE/SIPA USA/PA Images
  18. Timothée Chalamet

    The American actor was born on 27 December 1995 in New York City.

    Timothée Chalamet in January 2020
    Timothée Chalamet in January 2020. Picture: Mike Coppola/FilmMagic/Getty Images
  19. Frank Turner

    The Radio X favourite will be celebrating his 39th birthday on 28 December.

    Frank Turner in 2016
    Frank Turner in 2016. Picture: Richard Ecclestone/Redferns/Getty Images
  20. Denzel Washington

    The New York actor, who's famous for his roles in Cry Freedom, Malcolm X and The Equalizer, will be 66 on 28 December. Many happy returns, Denzel!

    Denzel Washington attends the premiere of The Equalizer 2 in 2018
    Denzel Washington attends the premiere of The Equalizer 2 in 2018. Picture: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images
  21. Conor Mason

    The Nothing But Thieves frontman celebrates his birthday on Boxing Day, turning 28 years old on 26 December 2020.

    Radio X Presents Nothing But Thieves with Barclaycard
    Nothing But Thieves' Conor Mason. Picture: Matt Crossick