Jennifer Aniston's Christmas Party: More Star-Studded Than The Oscars!

Celebrity News Dec. 11, 2013 AT 4:50PM
Jennifer Aniston See who went to Jennifer Aniston's annual holiday bash! Credit: George Pimentel/WireImage

Every other 2013 Christmas bash can just give up now.

Jennifer Aniston, 44, threw a monster holiday party on Sunday … and half of Hollywood was in attendance.

Just seeing which stars studded the actress's Bel Air doorstep may be bigger news than the party itself!

Three days after she and fiancé Justin Theroux bought a Christmas tree from celebrity hot spot Mr. Greentrees in Beverly Hills, Aniston welcomed Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay frontman, Chris Martin (hiding behind their sun visors as they pulled up), to her holiday bash.

[Related: The One Thing Jennifer Aniston Wouldn't Let Justin Theroux Keep In Their Home]

The hangout is notable because the ladies share an interesting past connection: They're both exes of Brad Pitt. Paltrow began dating the actor in 1994 but called off their engagement in 1997. One year later, Aniston began her relationship with Pitt, whom she married in 2000 and eventually divorced in 2005.

But, seeing as both women also share a publicist in Hollywood — PR heavyweight Stephen Huvane — and have long since moved on from their relationships with Angelina Jolie's current fiancé, apparently there's nothing stopping them from being friends!

Paltrow wasn't the only guest turning heads. Aniston's former "Friends" castmate and longtime bestie, Courteney Cox, debuted a new man at the party. The actress, who was last dating her "Cougar Town" co-star Brian Van Holt, arrived with Irish musician Johnny McDaid (who produces with Ed Sheeran — Cox's current Malibu beach house renter) as her plus one.

Could he be the new man Cox's ex-husband David Arquette discussed with Howard Stern in November? "She's with someone who loves and cares for her," the actor said on Stern's radio show. "That's all I care about."

Also in attendance: Tobey Maguire and his jewelry-designer wife, Jennifer Meyer, Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan, "Arrested Development" stars Jason Bateman and Will Arnett (with a blond mystery companion), and Aniston gal pal Chelsea Handler.

Who would you most want to have at your holiday soiree?

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