Joanna Gaines Pals Around With Santa Claus in Sweet Photo

by Madison Miller

It looks like Joanna Gaines was able to gain an all-new friend this weekend.

The “Fixer Upper” star recently shared a picture on Instagram in which she is sitting next to Santa Claus himself. The two are posing in front of a large cozy fireplace. As expected with anything related to Joanna Gaines, the fireplace looks stunning. There are two delicate stockings hanging in front of intricately hanging pine, pine cones, and lights.

The Holiday Season with Joanna Gaines and the Family

It seems like she has outgrown the age at which it is socially acceptable to sit on Santa’s lap. She captioned the adorable photo, “Got to hang out with Santa last night!”

She also let people know that both Santa and Mrs. Claus would both be making an appearance at Magnolia’s Silos to create a fun and festive Christmas experience. They will be there from now up until December 23.

In early November, Gaines set up the family’s Christmas tree alongside her 3-year-old son Crew. The two were balancing on stools as they placed ornaments all over the bright and glowing tree sitting in the corner of the room.

When it comes to the holidays at the Gaines’ house, traditions are incredibly important.

“It’s rare for me to get excited about a new holiday recipe or trendy ideas for decorating the tree. I’m not looking for ways to reinvent this season. Instead, all I want is to gather the same ingredients for the same beloved cinnamon rolls that I’ve baked on Christmas morning for as long as I can remember,” Gaines wrote in 2018, according to People.

As for those ornaments she’s hanging, those are special too. They commemorate different milestones from her children’s lives over the years. Despite the same handmade ornaments and the same cinnamon rolls, the awe of the holiday season never seems to fade for them.

“We count down the days, just to experience it nearly exactly as we always have. It is so comfortable, familiar and perfectly nostalgic that, frankly, we have no desire to improve upon it at all,” she also wrote.

Holiday Specials on Magnolia Network

Given Joanna Gaines’ intense holiday spirit, that is going to extend into the Magnolia Network’s seasonal lineup.

There will be two holiday specials coming from Chip and Joanna Gaines. “Holiday Candy” is an episode of “Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines” that first aired on December 3. She shared one of her many holiday traditions with the world — making delicious candy.

Then, the season two premiere of “Family Dinner” will air on December 10. Viewers can watch as Andrew Zimmern sits down with families to explore the cultural and regional differences in food all across the country. This will be particularly interesting during the holidays.