Most of the Hollywood stars are celebrating the Christmas by the Gregorian calendar, on December 25. However, some of them chose to celebrate this Christian holiday following the Julian calendar, on January 7th.
Some of the most popular persons who are celebrating Christmas in January are Tom Hanks, Cristian Bale, Jennifer Aniston, Naomi Campbell, and Kim Kardashian. Some of them are celebrating Christmas in January because of their partners or ancestors, while others sympathize with Christianity.
1. Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell became a believer of a Russian Orthodox Church during her relationship with a Russian businessman Vladislav Doronin.
2. Kim Kardashian
Kim was born in Los Angeles but is of Armenian descent. More precisely, she is the fourth generation of Armenian emigrants, and her ancestors lived in today’s Turkey.
3. Jennifer Aniston
The popular actor Jennifer Aniston has Greek roots. Her father John was born with the name Janis Anastasakis on the island Crete in Greece. She is known for giving charity to the Greek Orthodox Church.
4. Tom Hanks
The famous actor Tom Hanks changed his religion into Orthodox Christianity because of love. Particularly, when he married his colleague Rita Wilson for the second time, the actor decided to become Orthodox. Her father is from Bulgaria, while her mother is a Greek from Albania.
5. James Belushi
James Belushi was born in Chicago, but his parents are emigrants from an Albanian village near the border with Greece. He is a member of the Albanian Orthodox Church.
6. Christian Bale
Christian Bale is another celebrity who changed his religion because of love. His wife is Sibi Blazic, who is a model with Serbian roots. She took Orthodox Christianity after two of them got married in 2000.
7. Bastian Schweinsteiger
Bastian Schweinsteiger is a successful German soccer player who is celebrating Christmas by both the Gregorian and Julian calendar. The reason for that is his wife, Serbian former tennis player, Ana Ivanovic.