Ahhh, the holidays, there’s just something in the air (the smell of pine?) that brings people closer together. So close in fact, that they get engaged. The old Holiday proposal, it’s the oldest trick in the book and not exactly the most creative, but celebrities love getting hitched sometime after Thanksgiving and before New Years Day.
Let’s round up the recent batch of celebrities who got engaged over the holidays.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake: Jessica and Justin just got hitched, but less than a year ago they were newly engaged. JT got down on one knee just days before Christmas 2011, or just days after Hanukah 2011, but I don’t think either of them are Jewish, so let’s go with Christmas.
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman: Drew just got hitched to her non-famous beau after these two announced their engagement December 2011. Let’s hope third time is REALLY the charm for Drew who’s got a couple marriage notches on her belt already.
Britney Spears & Jason Trawick: Britney Spears and Jason Trawick got engaged about a week before Christmas 2011. Rumor has it that these too might get married by THIS Christmas but rumor also has it that their relationship is on the rocks, so who knows.
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves: After dating for what felt like FOREVER, Matthew McConaughey proposed to her GF Camila Alves last Christmas. They are now married and have two kids.
Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard: Sad endings aside, Zooey announced her engagement to Deathcab for Cutie front man Ben Gibbard in December 2008. At the time, it was a match made in hipster heaven. I think they had the ceremony at Urban Outfitters.
Fergie and Josh Duhamel: On Wednesday, December 26, 2007, Josh Duhamel’s rep announced he was engaged to Fergie, his girlfriend of three years.
Mario Lopez & Courtney Mazza: Mario Lopez decided that the Christmas engaged was played out and popped the question to his GF of three years Courtney Mazza on New Year’s Day.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth: Reese and Jim got hitched earlier this year after putting a ring on it during December 2010. This union also falls under the category of famous people marrying their agents.
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian: Cibrian proposed to Rimes over the 2010 Christmas weekend, presenting her with a 5-carat diamond ring. Such a romantic engagement. Except for the fact that she was married when they hooked up. And so was he. And he had two kids. Other than that, totally romantic!