Stars who celebrate their birthdays at Christmas

23 December 2021, 19:00

Three artists with Christmassy birthdays: Eddie Vedder, Jared Leto and Hayley Williams
Three artists with Christmassy birthdays: Eddie Vedder, Jared Leto and Hayley Williams. Picture: ZUMA Press, Inc./Sipa US/Alamy Stock Photo/Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/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 57th 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 78 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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 64.

    Shane MacGowan onstage with The Pogues in 2014
    Shane MacGowan onstage with The Pogues in 2014. Picture: Brian Rasic/Getty Images
  8. 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.

    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
  9. Dido

    Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong, aka That Woman From Eminem's Stan, will be 50 on Christmas Day 2021.

    Dido performing in Paris in 2019
    Dido performing in Paris in 2019. Picture: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP via Getty Images
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Jared Leto, 30 Seconds To Mars

    On 26 December, Jared Leto will turn 50 - 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
  13. Lars Ulrich, Metallica

    The Metallica drummer will turn 58 on Boxing Day, 26 December 2021.

    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
  14. 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
  15. Conor Mason

    The Nothing But Thieves frontman celebrates his birthday on Boxing Day, turning 29 years old on 26 December 2020.

    Radio X Presents Nothing But Thieves with Barclaycard
    Nothing But Thieves' Conor Mason. Picture: Matt Crossick
  16. 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 33.

    Hayley Williams of Paramore in 2018
    Hayley Williams of Paramore in 2018. Picture: Sipa US / Alamy Stock Photo
  17. 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
  18. Frank Turner

    The Radio X favourite will be celebrating his 40th birthday on 28 December.

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

    The New York actor, who's famous for his roles in Cry Freedom, Malcolm X and The Equalizer, will be 67 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

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