How the royal family has done Christmas over the years

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Christmas for everyone's favorite royals isn't all about church and pretty holiday suits. Over the years, their family's holiday traditions have evolved far past religious services.

From Queen Elizabeth's revolutionary Christmas address in 1957, to Prince Harry's celebration while deployed in Afghanistan and Princess Charlotte's first portrait, these royal festivities are far from expected.

Watch the video above to learn how the royal family gets in on all the fun!

See how the royals have celebrated through the years:

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Royal Holiday Celebrations
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Royal Holiday Celebrations
1934
Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret join in singing Christmas carols as they attend the Royal Choral Society's Christmas concert. It was the little Princesses first visit to a public concert.
1934
The King and Queen, accompanied by the Duke and Duchess of Kent and Princess Elizabeth, attended church at Sandringham, where they stay during the holidays.
1936

A confectioner from London works on a cake in the shape of Princess Elizabeth's Welsh cottage. Oh, no big deal. Just a small Christmas dessert...

1944
Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret perform in a Christmas pantomime "Old Mother Red Riding Boots" at Windsor Castle.
1944
The sisters perform on stage in the Christmas pantomime.
1950
The Christmas tree in St Paul's Cathedral, London, which was brought from the royal estates at Windsor.
1950
Prince Charles and Princess Anne leave Clarence House for King's Cross in the company of their nurses, 22nd December 1950. They are on their way to Sandringham to spend Christmas with their grandparents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
1969
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip look at their decorated Christmas tree during the filming of a television special about life in the British royal family.
1981
Diana, Princess Of Wales, arriving at Gloucestershire Cathedral for a Christmas service wearing a kossack style Russian hat and muff.
1982
Diana and Charles pose with baby Prince William during the holiday season.
1983
Princess Diana attends a Christmas concert, looking lovely in black with a white lace collar.
1987
Such a regal little Prince! William, his cousins Zara and Peter Phillips and Lord Frederick Windsor attend a Christmas day service with Princess Diana.
1988
What. a. cutie! Prince Harry dresses as a shepherd for his school's Christmas play.
1988
William wears a coat by Catherine Walker (one of his mother's favorites!) as he tries on a fireman's hat while at Sandringham.
1988
Princess Diana and Prince Harry attend young William's Christmas play.
1988
Zara Phillips and Prince William are stylin' as they attend church on Christmas day.
1989
Princess Di takes her sons to a Christmas carol concert at Wetherby School. We love their matching uniforms!
1990
Diana is stunning in houndstooth as she and William attend church in Sandringham.
1990
A wind-blown Prince! Cutie William and his aunt Princess Anne attend the royal Christmas service.
1993
Princess Diana looks gorgeous in red with a broad-brimmed black hat. 
1994
Diana smiles at William as they walk to the Christmas service.
1994
Proud mom and her boys.
1995
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie attend a Christmas pantomime with their mother.
1996
The young Princes hold gifts given to them by the public as they attend Church in Sandringham.
1998
Sarah, Duchess of York, with her daughters Beatrice and Eugenie.
1998
Prince William looking adorable in a navy coat and stylish plaid scarf.
1998
Prince Harry smiles at the public on Christmas day.
1999
The Queen Mother walks with Prince Philip outside of the church.
2003
The Princes attended a service in Norfolk, England in 2003.
2003
Members of the public know just how to get into the royal family's heart! Princess Anne greets a couple with two corgi pups.
2004
Um, points for THE cutest flower-givers ever!
2006
Okay, she rivals the backpack boys.
2008
The Queen and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
2008
A bearded William and dapper Harry walk with little Arthur Chatto.
2009
Whoa, check out Princess Eugenie's Michael-Jackson-inspired hat.
2009
The Queen decked out in all red.
2009
Harry and Zara Phillips chat outside the church on Christmas day.
2010
Happily engaged William and Kate attended a Christmas reception.
2010
The Prince all bundled up.
2010
These sisters know how to rock a statement hat.
2010
We're sure the Queen's head was toasty warm in this fluffy fur hat.
2010
Hey, if the Queen wears a fur hat, Camilla can too!
2011
Underprivleged children help Camilla decorate the Clarence House Christmas tree.
2011
Queen Elizabeth delivers her Christmas message, standing in front of her tree in Buckingham Palace.
2011
The royal family takes a stroll from the church in Sandringham on Christmas day.
2011
Kate attends her first Christmas service in Sandringham as a member of the royal family.
2011
A pint-sized well-wisher gives Kate flowers.
2012
The Queen delivers her Christmas address, showing off the impressive halls of Buckingham Palace.
2012
Camilla decorates Clarence House for the holidays with children from respite homes.
2012
Prince Harry celebrates Christmas in Afghanistan.
2012
Sophie, Countess of Wessex and her daughter Louise attend the Christmas service.
2012
Pricesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York help the Queen collect flowers on Christmas day.
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Plus, scroll through to see Will and Kate's cutest moments:

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William and Kate's cutest moments ever
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William and Kate's cutest moments ever
When they became husband and wife!
When they presented Prince George to the world.
When William's team won the Foundation Polo Challenge, Kate gave him a kiss on the cheek.

At the premiere of 'African Cats,' when William held the umbrella for Kate.

When Wills helped Kate with her sweatshirt.
The day after their wedding, when they held hands as they jetted off to their honeymoon.
When William helped Kate into her seat during the Olympics. Hey, wedges are treacherous!
When they celebrated a big win for the UK!
When Prince William read Kate's nametag as she rested her hand on his knee.
When doting Prince William led his wife from the hospital, just after they announced she was pregnant.
When they had this adorable moment with George.
When William presented Kate with a flower in Australia.
When William felt the need to help Kate with her handprint-making.
How William always looks back and waits for Kate to catch up.
This impromptu hug when William beat Kate in a boat race.
When they had fun (and were clearly overheated!) during the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
When they couldn't stop laughing during an engagement at Prince Edward island, Canada.
When Kate and William led the family to church on Christmas morning, holding hands.
When Kate beat William in a boat race. (They race a lot of boats!)
When they showed us that they have the most PERFECT FAMILY EVER.
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