‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Mariska Hargitay Shows Off a Magnificent Christmas Tree in New Photo

by Leanne Stahulak

It’s the holiday season, and “Law & Order: SVU” star Mariska Hargitay showed off a gorgeous Christmas tree to swing into the spirit.

Hargitay posted a snap of her family’s tree earlier yesterday on Instagram. It’s decked out in ornaments and white lights, looking as festive as ever. Based on the angle of the photo, it must be a decently tall tree too.

“Happy holidays🎄❤️✨🙏🏻🎄,” the “Law & Order: SVU” star captioned her post. Hargitay’s co-star, Ryan Buggle, commented on the post, “10/10.” We’d have to agree with that rating. The tree looks spectacular, and the Hargitay family clearly did an incredible job of decorating it.

Singer and songwriter Orfeh also commented, “Literally magnificent 🌲💚🌲💚.” Other fans agreed.

“What a beautiful tree! The ice cream ornament is so cute,” one fan said on the “Law & Order: SVU” star’s post.

Another fan wrote, “What a beautiful tree! He’s as bright and radiant as you are! 😍❤️👏 Happy Holidays!!!”

And we can (almost) all relate to this Mariska Hargitay fan, “The way your tree called out mine for being so poorly decorated 😂😭.” Clearly, Hargitay and her family have some skill in decorating Christmas trees.

Though we shouldn’t be surprised, since she likely got some practice decorating the tree for the upcoming “Law & Order: SVU” Christmas special later this month. Hargitay posted a picture of the squad’s tree about a week ago, showing off the delightful “SVU” themed decorations. In addition to a bright star and ball ornaments, the tree also spouts some crime scene tape as garland.

“A Christmas episode….🎄  #ALittleChristmasCheer  #SVUChristmas  #ChristmasInTheSquadRoom  #PoliceLine  #PoliceTapeTree  #TisTheSeason,” Harigtay captioned her earlier post. Check out the “SVU” tree in the pic below.

What Happens on the ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Christmas Special?

“Law & Order: SVU” and its spin-off, “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” return tonight for the Christmas special. It’ll be a crossover event, and we can’t wait to see Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Chris Meloni) back in action on our screens.

The description for the crossover event reads, “When Eli goes missing, Stabler asks Benson and the task force to help him find his son. Wheatley considers his future.”

Stabler will take no risks now that his son’s life is at stake. Luckily, he knows he can rely on Benson to help him figure out where Eli’s gone and help him return home safely.

But more importantly, could the high-stakes, emotional episode be the catalyst between Benson and Stabler? Fans have wondered for years whether they’d ever get together, and tonight’s crossover event could finally make it happen. Tune in tonight to find out the answer, Outsides.