The '13 Going on 30' actress had a merry time during the holidays trying to deck up her massive tree and wrapping gifts like a pro.
In the film Deck the Halls, Mathew Broderick and Danny DeVito may have wowed us with their over-the-top decorations for Christmas but hardly does anyone in real life go that far to win this competition. But, actress Jennifer Garner is giving serious competition to everyone this holiday season with what may have been an unintentional move.
She showed off her gigantic tree on Instagram recently, captioning the post, "Go big or go home." She has taken the holiday season very seriously and is going to great lengths to make it a success. Her 15' high tree is just one of the highlights.
She had recently reunited with former husband Ben Affleck to pick out a tree for Christmas on her daughter, Violet's 14th birthday, according to People. "They spent time as a family, as they have done in the past," a source told People. "They got a tree, decorated, went to church [and] saw a movie." Affleck and Garner have maintained cordial relations since their divorce for their children to have some normality in their lives.
She showed off her tree on Instagram and said, "I told my kids we could go bigger [in tree size] because we're in a rental house and it has a really big foyer... and then it was delivered and I'm not sure this was the tree we picked out," she said. "It's a bit aggressive," she added, according to HouseBeautiful.
Her celebrity friends commented on the post with shock and amazement. Reese Witherspoon's reaction summed up what everyone might be feeling when she said, "Whoa." Katie Couric responded to it saying, "OH EM GEE that tree has some serious BTE (big tree energy)." Designer Jeff Leatham offered to help in decorating it and invited himself over to her place while Kristin Chenoweth, singer and actress, said, "I can’t go big so i go home Jen!" Another star, Megan Fairchild, compared the tree to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
Garner said that her family is "going to love the bottom third that we can actually decorate" rather than deck the entire tree. After all, they don't live in a hotel.
The mother-of-three revealed how important the holiday is for her when she shared a video of her baking bread at 11'o'clock in the night. And, it looks like she had a lot of fun while making it.
The 13 going on 30 actress also showed off her Macy's level gift wrapping skills while packing a Ukelele. We don't know who the gift was meant for though. The finished product would give a lot of department stores a run for their money.
The entrepreneur also shared how she started the Christmas party at her Once Upon a Farm venture. In an Instagram post shared by her, she drove a tractor on one of the farms, getting ready for the party.
It looks like the funny actress had a lovely time during Christmas and the rest of the holidays might be along those lines as well. Here's hoping!