Santa didn’t forget about the newsmakers this year, including Amanda Bynes.

What did she get? Her sanity? Well, there’s no final verdict on that, but the actress did get a few trips out in public and a much healthier look for the holidays.

Bynes, whose very public downward spiral earlier this year shocked the world, was released from forced hospitalization just a few weeks ago. Since then she’s been recuperating at her parents home in California. A representative for the family has a positive outlook on the star’s future.

“Amanda and her entire family would like to thank everyone who’s contacted them with good thoughts and wishes for Amanda’s recovery,” family attorney Tamar Arminak told People. “Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she’s feeling better every day.”

Bynes was spotted out in Los Angeles earlier this week, looking cute in a floral sweatshirt and long blonde curls (a wig–what’s going on under there, that what everyone wants to know).

A few days later Bynes and her parent, Rick and Lynn Bynes, we’re seen on a stroll with their dogs near their Thousand Oaks, CA, home, enjoying a some warm weather on Christmas Day.

The actress was looking healthier, maybe something to do with her renewed relationship with her family or plans for the future? The family’s representative said earlier this month:

“She’s living with her parents for the foreseeable future and plans on staying close to home during the holidays. She’s back to having that close relationship with both of her parents, and everyone is happy about that.”

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