Tori and Candy Spelling Bury Hatchet for Family Christmas

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Sounds like the Spelling family had a very merry Christmas indeed.

After years of estrangement and very public, often nasty sparring, Candy Spelling and daughter Tori spent Christmas 2009 together, ET reports — in Beverly Hills, naturally.

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Candy, 64, and Tori, 36, made the yuletide gay for a Dec. 25 meal at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Joining them? Tori's husband Dean McDermott, their children Liam and Stella, McDermott's son Jack, plus Tori's brother Randy Spelling and his girlfriend.

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An eyewitness told ET that "several strangers stopped by their table to give the reunited family unit their well-wishes."

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The once-feuding mother and daughter have been hinting of a reconciliation for the past month.

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"We're together as a family, and that's the most important thing," Tori told E! News Dec. 17. "It's just a blessing that [the reconciliation] happened around the holidays," she said. "And it just makes me think, 'Wow, it's an amazing thing and it happened this year and it's just the best gift we could get.'"

Earlier in the month, Candy told UsMagazine.com of their patched-up relationship, "I'm so happy. That's all I want to say about this topic — I'm happy."

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