It might sound like a Bad Moms Christmas on the surface, but Mila Kunis has her reasons for not giving her kids any gifts this holiday season.
The actress and her husband, Ashton Kutcher, are parents to a 3-year-old daughter, Wyatt, and nearly 1-year-old son, Dmitri, and Kunis says the children are too young to truly comprehend getting a bevy of gifts on one day.
“So far, our tradition is no presents for the kids,” Kunis told Entertainment Tonight. “We’re instituting it this year because when the kids are (younger than) one, it doesn’t really matter.”
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have been married since 2015.
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“Last year when we celebrated Christmas, Wyatt was two and it was too much,” she explained. “We didn’t give her anything — it was the grandparents. The kid no longer appreciates the one gift. They don’t even know what they’re expecting; they’re just expecting stuff.”
Kunis said she and Kutcher each asked their parents to limit the gift-giving to one present this year.
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“Otherwise, we’d like to take a charitable donation, to the Children’s Hospital or a pet (or) whatever you want,'” she added. “That’s our new tradition.”
The actress, who was raised in communist Russia, says her holiday experiences as a child were always subdued.
Kunis and Kutcher have a 3-year-old daughter and soon-to-be 1-year-old son.
But she appreciated the inclusive and “magical” qualities of Christmas once she moved to America, and says her focus on the holidays is all on spending it as a family.
“Whether it’s Easter, which we’ve now all accepted into our Jewish household, or Christmas, it doesn’t matter,” she said. “It’s all family time, but having kids, we’re building up our own little versions of tradition.”
Kunis and Kutcher — who starred together on “That ’70s Show” — have been married since 2015.
Before the holiday season really ramps up, though, Kunis is set to star in “A Bad Mom’s Christmas” — a sequel to her 2015 hit movie “Bad Moms.” That film is due out Nov. 1.