‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Daniela Ruah Gives Look at Her Family Enjoying Holiday ‘Traditions’

by Leanne Stahulak

December’s a busy time of year for “NCIS: Los Angeles” star Daniela Ruah, who celebrates both Hanukkah and Christmas with her family.

Ruah is of both Portuguese and Jewish descent, so every year she celebrates Hannukah with her husband and two kids. Her husband, David Olsen, traditionally celebrates Christmas, so the two go all-in on both holidays every year.

Earlier today, the “NCIS: Los Angeles” star shared a photo compilation of the Ruah-Olsen family celebrating their favorite holidays throughout the month of December. Joining Daniela and David were her brother-in-law and co-star Eric Christian Olsen. Eric is David’s younger brother and also the love interest of Ruah on “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Yes, it is a bit confusing, but it’s also sweet that the whole family is so close.

Both Ruah and Eric Christian Olsen’s kids are featured in the photo compilation that Ruah posted on Instagram. In the first photo, we see one child lighting a menora. Then two stand in front of the Christmas tree in matching PJ’s, followed by two more kids trying on costumes together. The last photo shows two adorable little kids bundled up in the snow.

“Celebrating mom and dad’s traditions with family… Happy Holidays everyone, wishing you all health and happiness in the new year,” Ruah captioned her post. The “NCIS: Los Angeles” star also copied it in Portuguese, for all of her friends and family back home in Portugal.

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Daniela Ruah Celebrates Birthdays in Month of December Too

As if Hanukkah and Christmas weren’t enough, “NCIS: Los Angeles” star Daniela Ruah also celebrates two birthdays in the month of December. One, coincidentally, is her own! This year, the actress turned 38 years old, and she gave a special shoutout to all of her friends and family on Instagram.

Apparently, several people submitted photos for a video compilation of Ruah’s life over the last 38 years. She shared the video and captioned it, “OH MY GOSH… Thank you sooooo much for such a beautiful video! All of you who participated with videos and photos and messages. You guys my heart is full today and you are all part of it.”

Check out the sweet video for yourself below, featuring baby and childhood photos as well as special messages from friends and family.

The other December birthday that the Ruah family celebrates is for their oldest child, River. He was born on December 30, 2013, and three weeks early. Ruah hasn’t posted a photo for River’s birthday yet this year, but in 2020, she gave an adorable tribute to him on her Instagram page.