Black celebrities who don’t celebrate Christmas

Mildred Europa Taylor December 25, 2023
Serena Williams. Photo Credit: Instagram, Serena Williams

Christmas is the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ observed annually on December 25. Most people join in the celebrations with large-scale gatherings, fireworks and firecrackers, and other public festivities.

While it is largely becoming a secular holiday, it is traditionally a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, hence several people, due to religious differences, would not want to commemorate the season.

Below are four Black celebrities who don’t celebrate Christmas:

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Serena Williams

The tennis star follows the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses and hence she doesn’t observe the birth of Jesus.

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Rashida Jones

The actress, who was raised in Reform Judaism by her mother, does not celebrate Christmas. Her father is famous African-American producer Quincy Jones while her mother is Ashkenazi Jewish (a descendant of emigrants from Russia and Latvia).

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The rapper was born to an Ashkenazi Jewish Canadian mother and thus commemorates Hanukkah instead of Christmas.

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Amar’e Stoudemire

The basketball legend doesn’t celebrate Christmas because he has Jewish roots.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: December 21, 2023


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