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Welcome to Day Eight of our 12 Days of Celebrities Celebrating amicable holiday smackdown! Though there's still a few weeks before Hannukah, Christmas, and New Year's Eve are over, the celebrities — along with their pets, stalkers, and Instagram followers — want you to know that they're already making the most of the occasion.
But only one celebrity can be having the Most Fun Ever (today). So far, winners have included North West's giant pink coat and Beyoncé dressing up as a literal Christmas tree, but here are your runners up and winner for Friday, December 18th:
Runner Up #2: Lance Bass' Sweater
Lance Bass didn't provide a reason for why he's wearing this sweater when he posted it on Facebook earlier today, but this brings us to the more important question: Does he even need to? No, no he does not.
Undisputedly the best *NSYNC member, Lance Bass: 500
An ugly Christmas sweater: 500
An ugly Christmas sweater featuring a Christmas pug: 1,000
An ugly Christmas sweater featuring a Christmas pug paired with a plaid turtleneck: 1,500
Final score: 3,500
Runner Up #1: Kate Middleton and Prince William's Christmas Card
Photo: Chris Jeff/Getty Images
What doesn't this photo have? Marvelous hair? Knee-high socks? Toy trains? The Royal Christmas card portrait was released today, and thought the entirety of it is perfect and amazing, it's Princess Charlotte's fallen-off shoe that really ties it all together.
Dad vibes: 2,000
Crunchy-looking leaves: 1,000
Final score: 4,000
Winner: These Random Celebrities Singing "Joy to the World"
James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" series has brought us many delights over the past year, but by far the best one of all is this mashup of all of his guests — One Direction, Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, Iggy Azalea, Carrie Underwood, and more — singing "Joy to the World," with and without Santa hats. On top of that, it's kind of a banger.
Harry Styles in a Santa hat: 1,000
Reggie Watts in a Santa hat: 1,000
Stevie Wonder not wearing a Santa hat but it's okay because he's Stevie Wonder: 1,000
Iggy Azalea in a wedding dress, for some reason: 1,000
Dorky singalongs: 1,000
Final score: 5,000
In the tradition of the 12 Days of Christmas, this festive mash-up will receive "Eight more Santa hats, so that the rest of One Direction can wear them, with a few left over."
Congratulations to all, and stay tuned for tomorrow's showdown!