Christmas 2023: How Ireland’s biggest stars celebrated the special occasion

Christmas 2023 has come and gone…but boy did it go off with a bang!

Considering its the most wonderful, everyone went all out for the festivities this year. With all our favourite celebs celebrating the day in style.

Brian Dowling and Arthur Gourounlian


Brian and Arthur had an extremely special festive season as it was baby Blake’s first Christmas. They celebrated at home with their extended families, and matching jammies of course. But the highlight had to be Santa treating little Blake to plenty of presents. As Brian wrote on Instagram: “He CAME! Of course, little Ms. Blake Maria Rose was on the nice list Blake woke up this morning just after 9 am. Long may she wake after 9 am for the many, many, many Christmas mornings to come for the rest of our lives.”

While Arthur said: “And just like that, Blake’s 1st Christmas is here. She has been such a good girl all morning. Now it’s time to play with all of these toys.”

Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews 


Vogue and Spencer returned to a very special location for their Christmas celebrations. Heading to Spencer’s family estate, Glen Affric, in Scotland. Which is where the pair said “I do”

Enjoying family time of the festive season they went with their three kids Theo, Gigi, and Otto. With this being baby Otto’s first Christmas.

Sharing snaps from their Scottish Christmas Vogue wrote: “Merry Christmas everyone”

Rosanna Davison


It was all about family for Rosanna this Christmas.

As she, husband Wes Quirke and their three young children, Sophia, Hugo and Oscar, travelled to Wicklow and celebrated with her family. With Christmas being hosted by her famous father, Chris De Burgh.

Sharing snaps from the family celebrations, the model wrote: “Bursting with gratitude for yesterday. It was all about just being together, and to have a happy, healthy family together in the one room enjoying the day is all you can really hope for.”

“If you found the day tough for any number of reasons, I’m sending you the biggest virtual hug. Well done for getting through it.”

Dami Hope and Indiyah Polack


Love Island couple Dami and Indiyah had plenty of reason to celebrate as it was their first Christmas together. The pair traveled for London to spend the holidays at Dami’s home in Ireland.

Going all out for the festivities, the pair looked adorable in matching jammies for the big day. Sharing snaps from their day, Indiyah wrote: “Is it Christmas if you don’t force your bf into a matching pj set (First Christmas together January me would’ve never imagined)”

As for what gifts the treated each other to, Indiyah had previously opened up about her Irish Christmas plans and hinted at what she was getting her boyfriend. Saying: “We’re visiting Dami’s family over Christmas and it’s going to be me and Dami’s first Christmas together as well.”

“I know Lynx Africa is number one then we have to talk about the rest.”

Laura Whitmore and Iain Sterling


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Speaking of Love Island, former host Laura Whitmore also headed home for the holidays.

Enjoying a stay in her native Ireland, Laura and hubby Iain Sterling, kicked off the celebrations with a Christmas day swim. As the TV present shared a video from their morning at the Forty Foot in Sandycove as she went for a festive sea swim with friends and family.

Writing: “Christmas dip”

Joanne McNally


Joanne McNally is enjoying a much needed break from work, following her none-stop schedule from this year, which included traveling for her tour The Prosecco Express, acting as team captain on Clear History, and hosting podcast My Therapist Ghosted Me with Vogue Williams.

Explaining she would be taking a month off, Joanne wrote on Instagram: “I’m off work now for a month and by god I’m going to enjoy myself, if you happen to see me out and about without something fun in my hand like a mimosa , a load of betting slips or a pound shop pregnancy test, know that it’s not actually me, I’ve been deep faked call the guards”

Starting her break with Christmas festivities, Joanne spent the day with her boyfriend, Alan Byrne, marking their first Christmas together. Along with her family.

Una Healy 


Una enjoyed a Christmas in England with friends and family, as her children Aoife Belle, and Tadgh spent the festivity season with their dad, rugby player, Ben Foden in Cheshire.

The Saturdays singer spend her day in London with pal Sinead O’Dwyer, before enjoying St. Stephen’s Day with her cousin Anne-Marie Tomchak.

Lisa McHugh


Lisa also got the matching jammies on for her first Christmas as a mum.

Celebrating with baby Milo and husband Nathan Khan, the country star turned her in Fermanagh into a winter wonderland with a fully decked out Christmas tree and Santa statue.

Sharing snaps from the special occasion, she wrote: “Our first Christmas together Merry Christmas from our house to yours… xxx”



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