It is often referred to as the most beautiful time of the year and for these celebrities a surprise engagement made the holiday season even more magical.
While their partners set up their Christmas trees and whipped up festive roast dinners, these celebrities were busy planning a special gift.
Check out all our favorite Christmas proposals below …
Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash
Loose Women’s Stacey Solomon and her actor boyfriend Joe Swash got engaged on Christmas Eve 2020.
Stacey, 31, took to social media to say she lived in a “Christmas engagement bubble” after her partner Joe, 39, got down on his knees.
“He asked me to marry him and after crying for what seemed like a long time … I said yes,” Stacey shared with her fans.
The X Factor runner-up said she wants her wedding day to be magical and previously told her Loose Women co-stars that she hopes for a big “Disney fairytale style” day.
However, the couple’s nuptials are currently on hold as they have been busy expanding their family by welcoming a daughter Rose and moving into their dream home in Essex, Pickle Cottage.
Ant McPartlin and Anne-Marie Corbett
TV presenter Ant McPartlin and Anne-Marie Corbett also got engaged on Christmas Eve 2020.
Ant, 46, proposed to his former personal assistant in December 2020 and the I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! the host wasted no time in going up to the altar, with the couple getting married in August 2021.
Anne-Marie was an assistant to McPartlin and his first wife Lisa Armstrong, also helping to organize a 10-year celebration for the couple.
Being a traditionalist, he knelt down to ask the question after checking with Anne-Marie’s family that he had their blessing.
Paddy and Christine McGuinness
From one Saturday night TV presenter to the next, Paddy McGuinness proposed to his wife Christine on Christmas Eve of 2010.
In her memoir A Beautiful Nightmare, 33-year-old Christine gives readers an insight into her life and the romantic tendencies of 48-year-old Paddy.
She looks back fondly on the proposal in her memoir and tells her fans that the couple were opening presents by the fire when Paddy gave her a Christmas card addressed, “To my fiancée.”
Meghan Trainor and Daryl Sabara
All About That Bass singer Meghan Trainor, 27, said yes to her actor boyfriend Daryl Sabara’s proposal in 2017.
For her 24th birthday in 2017, just days before Christmas, the pop star was blown off her feet as she was presented to her under a sea of festive lights.
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Sharing a video on her Instagram, she wrote: “I SAID YESSSS !!!! For my 24th birthday, the love of my life @darylsabara made all my dreams come true.
“He proposed me under a tunnel of beautiful Christmas lights and surprised me with my family and friends.
“I’m still in shock. I’ve never been so happy! Thank you Daryl, my family and friends for making me feel like a real princess and thank you @ ryan.trainor for this great video that I will watch over and over again.”
The sweet moment was captured on camera by his brother and has a soundtrack from Meghan’s Hopeless Romantic behind it.
Jonathan Bennett and Jaymes Vaughan
Known for playing Aaron Samuels on Mean Girls, actor Jonathan Bennett and his TV host boyfriend Jaymes Vaughan got engaged in 2020.
Jonathan, 39, made headlines last year for The Christmas House, which was Hallmark’s first Christmas movie to portray a gay lead.
While working on Hallmark’s film, Jaymes 38, he took the time to write a song to accompany the proposal.
Speaking to People Magazine, Jaymes explained: “So while he was in Canada to shoot The Christmas House for Hallmark, I took a melody that until now had only been accompanied by drumsticks on my vocal notes, and joined my friend Tanzer. , who happens to be a really talented producer and my favorite person to write songs with, and said ‘Let’s make this magical for Jonathan.’
In what was a complete family and friendship proposition where Jonathan thought he was just snapping the photo of their Christmas card, he was then surprised with a moment of the Love Indeed sign.
He said, “I saw Jaymes with a sign that said” We never found our song, so I wrote it for you. “He loved me for the first time. And then I started to cry badly … the worst cry anyone has ever cried. “
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