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Shaunna Murphy
December 21, 2016 12:33 pm

Sorry, Christmas lovers: even if you have three mistletoe plants in your house and every single rendition of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” on vinyl, Reese Witherspoon’s family Christmas pictures essentially prove that you’ve been bested. There’s a new Buddy the Elf in town, and she’s a 5-foot-1-inch blonde in stiletto pumps and some seriously dorky Christmas sweaters.

The Sing star opened up to People about her holiday traditions with husband Jim Toth and children Ava, Deacon, and Tennessee, and she essentially confirmed what we already knew from her Instagram: that she’s the gingerbread house-making, Advent calendar-purchasing, party-hosting queen of Christmas. And now that she has her lifestyle retail brand Draper James to promote, she’s kicked it up a notch when it comes to holiday cheer.

“I love Christmas caroling,” she told the mag. “I remember bundling up and walking around the neighborhood. It’s one of my favorite holiday memories from being a kid in Nashville.”

Witherspoon also noted that her kids have gotten in on the action, gushing that “Ava bakes tons of cookies, Tennessee likes to make waffles with me, and Deacon is such a good helper, he’ll help with anything.”

Sounds ideal…because based on Witherspoon’s personal photos, there is a lot to do. Like finish last-minute shopping while looking adorable, stylish, and oh-so-festive, for example.

And Christmas caroling …

And sprucing up the household foliage …

And writing The Iliad of holiday cards …

And hosting an intimate event with a matching BFF …

And setting up a giant tree …

And hanging up stockings by the chimney with care …

And write letters to the Big Guy …

And making up goofy Christmas names for other celebrities …

And finally, of course, meeting Santa.

Let’s hope Witherspoon lives by Buddy’s sacred rules and agrees there’s room for everyone on the nice list — because tbh, all of this Christmas magic is making us believe in Santa Claus all over again.

(And a little bit jealous that our houses don’t look like Reese Witherspoon’s.)

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