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KENNY CHESNEY

A 5-year-old Chesney mugged for the camera in East Tennessee ca. 1973. Wonder if he asked Santa for his first ten-gallon hat that Christmas?

KARINA SMIRNOFF

The 8-year-old tiny dancer posed with a friend at their Christmas recital in Russia. No sign of a miniature mirror-ball trophy.

MIRANDA LAMBERT

A beaming 3-year-old Lambert (in Longview, Texas) demonstrates her early talent on the guitar.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Who knew this 3-year-old would grow up to be a country superstar with a Christmas song on the charts?

LISA MARIE PRESLEY

A fresh-faced Lisa Marie, whose father, Elvis (left), recorded the bestselling Christmas album of all time, opens her presents in the dining room of Graceland in 1973.

KATHY GRIFFIN

"Why am I in a cowboy hat?" jokes the Illinois native of a family photo taken when she was 25. "I look like the adopted cousin from Wyoming."