It was reported earlier in the day that Kris Jenner’s annual Christmas Eve extravaganza was being ‘scaled well back’ due to surging COVID-19 cases.
But Kendall Jenner didn’t seem to get the memo.
The 26-year-old model looked ready for the red carpet as she posed up a storm in a black gown in snaps posted to her Instagram on Christmas Eve Friday.
She seemed to be enjoying the festivities as she laid seductively on the couch while sipping on red wine.
Kendall’s figure-hugging dress featured a strapless design and massive skirt which dragged across the floor.
The girlfriend of NBA star Devin Booker had her raven-colored tresses pulled back in an elegant updo as she complemented her natural looks with makeup including a smokey eye.
Kendall also shared a cute video of her nieces and nephews reacting to Santa Claus’ arrival.
However she — along with Kylie and Kourtney Kardashian — were noticeably missing from the family’s Christmas card posted on Friday.
Earlier in the day it was reported that her mother Kris had made the decision to have the annual Kardashian Christmas Eve extravaganza ‘scaled way back’ due to surging COVID-19 cases in the Los Angeles area.
The 66-year-old matriarch has a few things planned for the evening and ‘will still get her daughters and grandkids together on Christmas Eve, but that’s it … nothing over the top,’ according to TMZ.
The Omicron variant continues its surge across the country with 8,633 new coronavirus case reported in Los Angeles yesterday, per the LA County Department of Public Health — almost triple the 3,052 cases reported on Monday.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recorded more than 200 million Americans fully vaccinated against COVID, which is roughly 60 percent of the US population.
Khloé and Kim both shared their challenging bouts with COVID on KUWTK, with Khloé recently suffering another breakthrough case in October where her daughter True also tested positive.
The Good American founder told her followers that she was ‘luckily’ vaccinated and encouraged everyone to ‘be safe.’
In 2020, Khloé was the one to announce that the party wouldn’t go on as planned due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Covid cases are getting out of control in CA,’ she said via Twitter. ‘So we decided that we’re not doing a Christmas Eve party this year. It’s the first time we will not be having a Christmas Eve party since 1978 I believe.’
The last major Kardashian Christmas Eve extravaganza was hosted at Kourtney Kardashian’s house in 2019.
‘I want you guys to be able to do this until you’re my age and one of your kids takes over. That’s the joy,’ Jenner told her kids during an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians as she passed the baton over to Kourtney.
‘It’s just the thought of actually not doing at my house. … I’m getting emotional. It makes me sad. It does. It makes me so sad. It’s just that magic that you can make, and make everybody feel so amazing on one night a year. It’s that love.’
Kim went on to explain: ‘Our Christmas Eve party was always this fun party that I just remember being friends and family and my grandparents and cousins. It was just the best night ever.’
All eyes will be on social media to see if Pete Davidson makes an appearance as one of the coveted family members in tow after Kim recently introduced her new boyfriend to her kids.
‘Pete met Kim’s kids and she introduced him to them as “mommy’s friend,”‘ according to Hollywood Life sources.
‘Kim thought that it was really cute how he interacted with them and that he tried to make her kids laugh and smile just as he does everyone he meets!’
This year’s family festivities will also mark Kourtney Kardashian’s new fiancé Travis Barker’s first time at the Christmas bash.