Veteran singer Sir Elton, 75, thanked his fans for making him feel ‘so special’ over the last 12 months and called it ‘probably the most successful year’ of his career.
Posting on Instagram on Christmas Day, he shared a video of him wearing of jaunty glasses decorated with Santa hats – because of course – and said: ‘It’s been an amazing year and I want to thank you all for being so supportive.
‘Those who came to the shows, those who watched videos online, those who bought CDs, vinyls, streamed things.’
He continued: ‘It’s been probably the most successful year of my career. We started off in January after lockdown for two years in New Orleans and we’ve done 92 Farewell Yellow Brick Road shows and they’ve all been so fantastic because you came to the shows and you dressed up, you made me have fun, you looked amazing, you sang to all the songs, you held signs up saying how many shows you’ve been to.
‘And it really touched me and it moved me and it made me feel like a million dollars so thank you to all of you for making me feel so special this year. I have the best fans, you are the best fans.’
The Rocket Man singer, who will complete his 300-plus date worldwide tour next summer, added that he is celebrating the holiday season in Australia before he goes on to perform a number of shows in the country and in New Zealand.
He also wished his fans a happy holiday from his husband and children, adding: ‘I wish you the happiest of Christmas from David, myself, Zachary and Elijah. And what can I say? I love you dearly.’
Beatles’ star Sir Paul posted a photo of him looking up at a mistletoe branch above his head and wrote: ‘Have a really wonderful Christmastime – Paul’, with a cheeky reference to his 1979 hit festive song and a kissing emoji.
Spice Girl and fashion designer Victoria Beckham shared a fun set of festive snaps, which showed her sitting on husband David’s lap for a sweet cuddle wearing a hoodie that read ‘All I want for Christmas is David Beckham’, which she captioned: ‘I got what I wanted this Christmas.’
Victoria also shared a family photo of the former England footballer with their sons Romeo, 20, and Cruz, 17, and 11-year-old daughter Harper all wearing matching cream silk pyjamas.
She wrote: ‘Dad keeping up the Beckham family tradition!’ as well as saying that they loved and missed their eldest son Brooklyn who was spending his Christmas with his wife Nicola Peltz.
Brooklyn posted his own holiday photos on Instagram, kissing Nicola on the cheek while she smiled back at him.
Rolling Stones’ legend Sir Mick Jagger posed beside a Christmas tree in a fantastically patterned shirt with his two dogs for his festive picture, writing: ‘Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!!’
Kylie Minogue shared a carousel of images of her in festive setups including one in a red present box with a silver bow on her head and another of in red velvet bodysuit and ice skating boots, captioning it: ‘Happy Holidays LOVERS.’
Meanwhile, Myleene Klass and co enjoyed Christmas in the Maldives, with the I’m A Celebrity favourite donning a red bikini, while Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown also enjoyed a tropical getaway.
Rebekah and Jamie Vardy opted to stay home this year after the drama of the Wagatha Christie trial, sharing photos in matching red tartan pyjamas.
Stacey Solomon and her husband Joe Swash also wished their Instagram followers a merry Christmas for the first time as a married couple after they tied the knot in July this year.
Alongside a photo of them wearing festive pyjamas and headpieces, she wrote: ‘Merry Christmas, Lots of love from Mr & Mrs Solomon-Swash. Been wanting to say that for years.’
The singer and presenter added that she was ‘thinking of anyone struggling during this time of year’ and how she was grateful for everybody’s ‘kindness and support’ during the year.
She continued: ‘Thank you for being there, the laughs, the tears and the craziness in between.
‘I love my insta family so much, and I’m forever grateful for you all. Lots and lots of love. From all of us.’
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