Daytime actors give fans a glimpse into their personal lives. hopes our readers had a wonderful, long holiday weekend. Like many of us, the soap opera actors spent Christmas with family and friends and shared photos and videos of their personal moments with fans via social media.

Here are just a few fun highlights from the actors. Be sure to scroll down through the social media posts as not to miss all of the daytime stars’ soapy holiday fun…

The Bold and the Beautiful:
Jacob Young (Rick) shared a holiday kiss with his dog Dixie Rose, Ian Buchanan (James) decorated a tree, Jennifer Gareis (Donna) posed with Santa, Karla Mosley (Maya) decided against wearing an ugly Christmas sweater, and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) brought holiday cheer to a children’s hospital in Italy.

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Days of our Lives:
Freddie Smith (Sonny) paid a visit to Santa and took home some mini candy canes, Alison Sweeney (Sami) and her kids put the finishing touches on their tree, Galen Gering (Rafe) and his boys had a little flour fight while making Christmas cookies, Martha Madison (Belle) finished decorating her holiday tree, and a few actors put on elf costumes and danced to a popular Bachman-Turner Overdrive classic.

General Hospital:
Veteran actress Jackie Zeman, who celebrated 40 years as GH’s Bobbie, sent a very special holiday video message to her fans, Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer) virtually teleported himself to the North Pole, and Carolyn Hennesy (Diane) teased viewers with a variety of holiday treats.

More: Soaps’ New Year’s Day preemptions

The Young and the Restless:
Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith) tested fans with some holiday trivia, Catherine Bach (Anita) lit up the outside for the holidays and shared a fun spin on a gingerbread house, and Sharon Case and Jennifer Gareis (ex-Grace, “B&B’s” Donna) posed in Santa’s sleigh.


Clift-mas ‘17. ?

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Merry Christmas from our little family to yours! ???☃️❤️?‍?

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Dixie Rose and I engaging in some heavy petting! ?lol @christenyoung4 @dixierose3222 #germanshorthairedpointer #gsp

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Ugly sweater rebel. #TerribleAtDressingUp #HolidayHomies

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It’s Beginning….

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Wishing everyone a Happy Holliday’s! @christenyoung4

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Santa, all I want for Christmas is… (fill in the blank) #christmas2017 #family

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Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!! ???? #ChristmasDay

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Wishing everyone happy holidays filled with laughter, joy, peace & love❤️

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The Hortons wish you a Merry Christmas. #DAYS ?: @_marcimiller_

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Generations. @nbcdays #Horton #Christmas #Days

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Thief of my ❤️

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Hide! ??????????

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We all had so much holiday fun this week. We will miss our #daysfamily #merrychristmas

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Starting our last day of work off right. Thx#coloradodonuts

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … ?? #holidayfun #treestagram

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Year One: Dallas #Chrismukkah ?

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Winter Wonderland in Chicago. ❄️

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Happy Day for all ❤️❤️ #peace #love

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If Santa says it, it must be true! ❤️

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Merry Christmas! Wishing you and yours a beautiful and blessed holiday season!!?

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Buddy and I.

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#grinchmas #christmas2017

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HAHAHAHAHA! Happy holidays!! ???(Great find @tawnyamburgey!)

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Saw the big guy today. ?? #santa

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Just an ordinary holi-day in the wardrobe dept. at #GH #generalhospital #merrychristmas #christmacookies #happyholidays

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Nicolas Bechtel ??

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‘‘Tis the season! Love and best wishes to all.

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Christmas got me beat ???

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Afternoon job… snowman ⛄️✅ #snowman

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I hope your night is merry & bright ??Merry Christmas!

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I’m so excited for Christmas!!!!!! (Comment what Christmas movie this line is from!)

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Anyone already getting into the Christmas spirit?! I know I am ?????

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When Christmas sneaks up on you…and… @youngandrestlesscbs @cbsdaytime #YR #LFDLA

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Merry Christmas!!!!!! Love & Light!!!! Xoxo

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Christmas Eve with my husband! ???@justinhartley

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Happy Christmas Eve!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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From our family to yours… Merry Christmas Eve!!! ?❤️

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Merry Christmas! I hope everyone got what they wanted!! I worked really hard.

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Ok so very unexpected merry Christmas night at #maestros ❤️❤️??

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– Amy Mistretta