The Kardashian family [Photo: Courtesy]

The Kardashian family have revealed their annual Christmas Eve party will be going ahead this year - despite facing huge backlash from other celebrations during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Khloe confirmed the festive event has been green-lit but explained that things would be slightly different this year.

She revealed that guests will be tested before entry and the bash is likely to be 'way smaller' than the festive extravaganzas their showbiz pals are used to. Khloe spoke out after a concerned fan tweeted her: "OMG I just realized... is the Kardash/Jenner Christmas party getting cancelled this year?" The reality star assured that the Kardashian Khristmas was in the works, explaining: "It will just have to be small and safe. Maybe do rapid testing before. We have to think about what is safest."

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Despite Khloe's best intentions, trolls then replied back telling her that not holding a big party would be the 'safest' option. The annual Christmas eve party has been the highlight of the family's calendar for decades and was traditionally hosted by momager Kris Jenner before Kim Kardashian decided to take over with husband Kanye West.

In recent years the duo have enjoyed turning their sparse and neutral LA family home into a winter wonderland complete with fake snow, a grotto and even a ski slope - for one night only. The family has come under fire lately for flaunting their excessive gatherings on social media given the global health crisis.

First, Kim caused much upset after bragging about jetting her 'close circle' away to a private island for a holiday - while many of her fans were still in lockdown or quarantine - so that she could celebrate her 40th birthday in style. The move was branded 'tone-deaf' and 'insensitive' by those who had lost or not been able to see their loved ones in the pandemic.

Despite heavy criticism, Kim has continued to share snaps and videos from her idyllic time away. Not to be outdone, her sister Kendall was then met with similar fury when it was revealed she thrown a costume party to celebrate turning 25. It appeared Kendall had tried to keep the event a secret as pictures emerged of a sign left on tables at the rooftop bar asking her showbiz pals not to post snaps of the bash to social media.

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However, guests including The Weeknd, Justin and Hailey Bieber and Paris Hilton were all seen mingling with other friends of the birthday girl without face masks as a number of photographs found their way online. Many fans shared their anger at the event with people being particularly enraged at a shot of Kendall blowing out her birthday cake while a waiter looked as if he was trying to avoid contact with her. Kris Jenner defended the party while calling in to SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live.

"We’re dealing with lots of people that have different opinions, and all we can do is live our lives the best way we know-how and be responsible and do the right thing,” she said. "And we’re doing that. And I think, I am very sensitive to what’s going on. Believe me, you know, I’ve, I’ve really tried so hard. We are very lucky to work in an industry where we get tested once or twice a week."