'TIS THE SE ASON TO BE STAR S POTTING
fROM FIRST LADY MICHELLE TO MARIAH CAREY, CE LEBRITIES ARE embracing THE FESTIVE SPIRIT As the big day draws close r, says ANNA COOGAN
Anyone not already feeling the spirit of Santa need only look at these celeb photos to know the countdown to Christmas has begun in earnest. Model Georgia Salpa brought a bit of glamour to The Pavilions Shopping Centre in Swords when she went ice-skating this week. Justin Bieber revived the tradition of the festive jumper even if his snowflake sweater is thought to have cost more than a grand.
Glamorous Coronation Street stars Catherine Tyldesley (who plays Eva) and Paula Lane (Kylie) chose the festive colours of red and green when picking out their frocks for the soap's party.
First Lady Michelle Obama looked to be having a ball while helping children make a gingerbread house at the White House Christmas party.
Pop star Katy Perry bumped into Santa while out on a date with new beau John Mayer.
She followed in the footsteps of singer Mariah Carey who hung out with Santa when turning on the tree lights in New York's Rockefeller Centre.
Christina Aguilera donned a Santa hat along with a ripped T-shirt and fishnet stockings while celebrating her 32nd birthday on Tuesday.
Kim Kardashian covered up for a change in a winter-white dress when posing with younger sister Kylie Jenner for the family's Christmas card.
Oscar-winner Halle Berry showed she has a sense of humour by dressing up as a Christmas mascot on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
And fair play to TV3 weatherman Martin King for getting into the spirit of the season and going to elf-training school.