Kelly Ripa Gives Rare Glimpse Inside Home Showing Off Family Nutcracker Collection and One Fab Chandelier

One nutcracker is a nod to son Joaquin

Kelly Ripa.
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Kelly Ripa certainly knows how to go all out for the holidays. Remember that impressive pumpkin display she put outside of her house around Halloween? How about the fact that she sends elaborate gingerbread homes to her friends every Christmas?

This year, the Live co-host is only stepping up her game, and after giving us a glimpse of her stunning Christmas tree, the 53-year-old star decided to show off her spectacular nutcracker collection too, offering followers a rare glimpse inside her home in the process.

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In the clip (which has since expired from Ripa’s IG Story), the All My Children alum pans over her family's various nutcrackers, which appear to be on display in the foyer. The figurines—which range from pink and covered in peppermints to small and perched on wooden horses—are displayed on a table covered in greenery and pine cones.

As Ripa showed off the enviable collection, she finished by focusing on a University of Michigan-themed nutcracker, which is clearly a wink to her youngest son, Joaquin, 20. (FYI: Joaquin is currently a member of the wrestling team at UMich.)

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While the focus of Ripa's video was clearly the nutcrackers, we couldn't help but admire the rare glimpse into her and Mark Consuelos’s home.

For instance, we got a view at the gorgeous, diamond-covered sconces that are attached to the mirror in their entryway. Meanwhile, when Ripa panned over herself, we could see the splendid chandelier that hangs from the ceiling, as well as two matching cabinets that sit on opposite sides of the archway behind her.

As seen in the snap above, we also got a tiny look at Ripa’s Christmas tree, which she shared to Instagram earlier this month. “She’s dressed to impress,” the Hope & Faith actress wrote in her caption when she posted it.

You sure know how to get us in the festive spirit, Kelly.

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