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Top 10 Over-the-Top Celebrity Xmas Gifts

VO: Rebecca Brayton
Script Written by Nick Spake Some celebrities just love to give each other the craziest Christmas presents! Wouldn’t it be nice if your significant other bought you a waterfall, a 2 million dollar bathtub, a 1962 chevy impala, some Chanel skis or even a reindeer and its sleigh? Celebrities like Nick Cannon, John Legend, Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie and many more didn’t skimp on the gifts, but they sure did give out some strange ones!

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Top 10 Ridiculous Celebrity Christmas Gifts

When you’re loaded, why not go all-out over the holidays? Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Ridiculous Celebrity Christmas Gifts.

For this list, we’re taking a look at flashy and expensive gifts that celebrities either bought or received during Christmastime, as reported by the media.

#10: Reindeer & Sleigh

Mariah Carey
If you haven’t noticed, Mariah Carey is kind of a Christmas junkie. Her hit single, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” has been a holiday staple ever since its release in 1994. On top of that, Mariah knows how to throw an unforgettable Christmas bash. The Queen of Christmas pulled out the big guns back in 2014, enlisting live reindeer and Santa’s sleigh for her holiday festivities. Even the richest celebrities would usually settle for plastic reindeer decorations. This gift just proves, though, that Mariah is Mrs. Claus incarnate.

#9: Giant Cheese Wheel

John Legend
Most ladies ask Santa for jewelry, clothing, and cosmetics come Christmastime. Model Chrissy Teigen, however, had something completely different atop her wish list: cheese – and lots of it! Teigen’s husband, John Legend, made her lifelong dream come true back in 2015. Spending somewhere around $1,000, the musician got his wife a giant, hollowed-out cheese wheel for serving Italian cuisine. Teigen posted a photo of her gift in action on Instagram, tossing pasta as the cheese gently melted. It was an incredibly emotional experience for Teigen, who described the cheese wheel as “a thing of beauty.” Forget about Roast Beast. This is the ultimate Christmas feast!

#8: Chanel Skis

Diane Kruger
In addition to starring in major motion pictures like “Inglourious Basterds,” this German actress has also modeled for numerous fashion companies, including Chanel. Through various advertisements, Kruger has reminded audiences that Chanel is where beauty begins. Given the great work she’s done for Chanel, it’s only appropriate that they sent her a pair of skis for Christmas in 2015. Kruger geeked out over this awesome gift and we can’t blame her. These babies are perfect for hitting the slopes in style. Just be careful up there, Diane. People have been known to break their legs while mountain climbing.

#7: 1962 Chevy Impala

Iggy Azalea
When it comes to giving out Christmas presents, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea truly lives by the saying, “Go Hard or Go Home.” In 2014, she wrapped up a blue 1962 Chevy Impala in a red bow for her boyfriend, Nick Young. The NBA player also got into the holiday spirit, buying Azalea a diamond-encrusted heart necklace. It’s no wonder Forever 21 asked this couple to be the face of their holiday campaign that same year. While it was a magical Christmas, this relationship didn’t exactly have a fairytale ending. After he broke up with Azalea in 2016, Young’s classic car was towed out of the driveway. The tabloids assumed that Azalea had the Chevy impounded, although she later contradicted these accusations.

#6: $130,000 Christmas

Tom Cruise
As we all know, Tom Cruise has a tendency to go a bit over-the-top, both onscreen and off-screen. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he pulled out all the stops back in Christmas of 2011. Cruise’s daughter, Suri, had a lengthy Christmas list, asking for $130,000 worth of presents. Her wish list included $15,000 diamond earrings and $1,500 gowns fit for a princess. Above all else, Suri wanted a $100,000 horse. Where most parents would tell their five-year-old daughter that a pony can’t fit in Santa’s sleigh, Tom reportedly decided to show Suri the money.

#5: Stripper Pole

Some people celebrate the holidays with Christmas trees and nativity sets. Drake, meanwhile, got into the holiday spirit with something a little kinkier. In 2012, the OVO rapper set up a stripper pole in his humble abode as a present to himself. This gift brings a whole new meaning to being on the naughty list. Then again, maybe we’re reading this the wrong way. It’s entirely possible that Drake celebrates Festivus and thus had a traditional aluminum pole installed. After all, Frank Costanza can’t be the only one who finds tinsel distracting.

#4: An Exotic Tiger

Floyd Mayweather
You thought Suri Cruise’s pony was excessive? Well, get a load of Floyd Mayweather’s Christmas present! While visiting Moscow in 2015, the retired boxer picked up an exotic Indian tiger, which could have cost as much as $20,000 due to its rarity. When Mayweather posted photos of his new pet, PETA and a coupleof his fellow celebrities had a few choice words for him. Cheese lover Chrissy Teigen notably stated, “I'm okay with people having pet tigers because it increases their chances of being eaten by a tiger.” Ouch! We wouldn’t be surprised if Mayweather got this idea after seeing Mike Tyson’s tiger in “The Hangover.” Speaking of which, you might see Iron Mike later on this list.

#3: A Waterfall

Angelina Jolie
When a person’s birthday comes just a few days before Christmas, it typically means they get shortchanged in the gift department. Yet, this wasn’t the case for Brad Pitt, who turned 48 on December 18, 2011. That same year, Angelina Jolie showered her man with a Christmas/birthday present of epic proportions: a waterfall in California! Drawing inspiration from architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Pitt planned to build his family a home over the falls. Of course now that Brangelina is no longer Hollywood’s primary power couple, it’s hard to say what will become of this splashy gift.

#2: $2 Million Bathtub

Mike Tyson
We told you Kid Dynamite would make an appearance on this countdown. Even if we hadn’t given you the heads-up, though, it’s no secret that Mike Tyson isn’t exactly frugal. During his brief marriage to actress Robin Givens in the late eighties, the heavyweight champion bought his wife a bathtub for Christmas. This wasn’t any ordinary bathtub, however. It was a 24-karat, solid gold tub with a price tag of $2 million dollars! With extravagant purchases like this, we can see how Tyson’s net worth dropped from about $300 million to $1 million over time.

Before we get to our top pick, here’s an honorable mention:
- $285,000 Bentley
Paris Hilton

#1: $2 Million Worth of Fake Snow

Aaron & Tori Spelling
When people think of the holidays, snow habitually comes to mind. If you live in California, though, snowmen, snowflakes, snowballs, and snow angels probably aren’t part of the package. The warm climate didn’t stop producer Aaron Spelling from pulling off a Christmas miracle, however. Reportedly spending approximately $2 million, Spelling draped his Beverly Hills home in fake snow, treating his children, Tori and Randy, to a white Christmas. Tori Spelling and her husband, Dean McDermott, decided to recreate this enchanting Christmas in 2009, making a winter wonderland for their own children.

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