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Katie Holmes, Connor and Isabella Cruise play Santa

12/19/2006 at 10:28 AM ET

Katie Holmes and stepkids Connor and Isabella Cruise spread the wealth on Sunday by bringing gifts and a Christmas tree to a family in need in East LA.  It was also Katie’s 28th .

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Hea on

Katie’s getting way too skinny. Her butt is almost non-existent these days and the weight loss really shows in her face. I hope she’s healthy and that this is just a temporary weight loss. I miss the healthy looking Katie! She is beautiful.

G-Girl on

He is so cute! Can someone tell me, are Tom’s 2 older kids with him full time or do they live with Nicole Kidman? I never really see Nicole with them anymore or could it be the media doesn’t shoot Nicole with the kids like they do Tom. Just curious?

melissa kwasney on

hmmm….. as slender as she appears in these photos that should put to rest the rumors of her being pregnant for a while!!
she looks fantastic!!!

Kalista Brat on

Aww how sweet, but I wonder how they know those people.Maybe they are poor people they know.I think Connor is cute! I wish they would have stopped by my house and brought me some clothes from Katie’s favorite stores like Barney’s and stuff, cause I love Katie’s style! I would have given Katie a big hug, she’s so pretty and sweet!

AllisonJenny on

Call me cynical, but I think
it’s odd to call the media and
say, “Hey, I’m going to help
this poor family today ! Come
snap pictures ! “

dida on

i love katie and it’s very good to see her with connor and bella

Jan on

People’s website said the visit was arranged through a local non-profit, so I’d imagine they don’t know the family.
And I’m pretty sure Katie didn’t call the media to flaunt her charity…the photogs stalk A-list celebs no matter where they are.
And the bottom line is that a deserving family received some Christmas cheer, regardless of what Katie’s motives may have been…imagine how happy those kids must be. :)

Laura AS1 on

I’m glad to see it. Even if it was just an opportunity for photo ops, at least she’s doing something for the good of someone else. And I agree, she certainly does not look preggo here.

Campbell on

It is ALWAYS a good experience to show children what a child looks like that has nothing. Good for the Cruises’ reaching out to others and setting a fine moral and ethical example for their collective children. As always the Cruise kids look great! Yes Kate is back to her pencil-thin physiqe. The only real difference that I can see between her pre baby and post baby pics is that with her thin frame and the fact that she is 28 now, her face is more severe than before. What I mean, is that she doesn’t have some of the “roundness” (not she had much) that she had. She’s grown into a mature young woman. She is beautiul… would love to watch her go thru another pregnancy soon. Here’s hoping!

Campbell on

Sorry about those typos… but I’m sure everyone gets what I’m TRYING to say… lol. Meant to add that the Cruises’ very well could have “notified” the press. It is a common and acceptable practice. Doesn’t bother me because I figure they don’t necessarily get to control any “bad” press or unflattering photos. Just a thought.

Paige on

Those two look so sweet together. I wonder why you never see any pictures of the kids with their mother though?

Liv on

I admit Kalista Brat, you are not usually cynical, I wonder what happened today??? Like they said it was organised by a non profit organisation and notice that there are only a few paparazzi, agencies like x17 have a photog following a- listers every where and for such a thing which was not a secret, paps get wind of it. However in case they did organise a photo op(which I highly doubt), why don’t you concetrate on the fact that out there, a sad, disadvanted child, got christmas.

It is sad how cynical we have become, I agree many celebrities use charity to boost their image, what is wrong with that? Unless one abuses the whole system, their careers depend on image.

There are those who have given nothing for the season, it is not like Katie has always been a mean person, every one who knows her personally have said she is a kind generous person, now if Paris, britney or Lohan did something like this, your cynism is warranted, but even then, some unfortunate child is happy, let us concetrate on that.

Liv on

I admit Kalista Brat, you are not usually cynical, I wonder what happened today??? Like they said it was organised by a non profit organisation and notice that there are only a few paparazzi, agencies like x17 have a photog following a- listers every where and for such a thing which was not a secret, paps get wind of it. However in case they did organise a photo op(which I highly doubt), why don’t you concetrate on the fact that out there, a sad, disadvanted child, got christmas.

It is sad how cynical we have become, I agree many celebrities use charity to boost their image, what is wrong with that? Unless one abuses the whole system, their careers depend on image.

There are those who have given nothing for the season, it is not like Katie has always been a mean person, every one who knows her personally have said she is a kind generous person, now if Paris, britney or Lohan did something like this, your cynism is warranted, but even then, some unfortunate child is happy, let us concetrate on that.

MuffThumb on

Katie and Connor seem to get along very well. I see them together more often then I see Katie and Bella, although Katie seems extremely supportive of Bella as well.

sara on

haha, Conner says “My new Mommy is hot!”

Posh_Fan on

It’s so very sweet to see Bella and Connor with Katie. You see the bond. Very sweet. Though yes I feel its weird that we never see those kids with Nicole.

Lorus on

I think it’s odd that they actually brought the gifts to the family themselves. I know in my city you can sponsor a family and purchase them gifts but their identity remains anonymous.
This just screams “Hey, can we bring the gifts over personally so the media can see how generous we are?”

PSB on

Campbell – you are correct. They ALL do it, especially when they are doing charity work and want everybody to know. It’s not a coincidence that every time Tom Cruise gives a homeless person money or saves a cat out of a tree, it gets reported. It doesn’t mean he didn’t do those good deeds, but they absolutely tip off the press.

It’s nice to see Katie spending time with her step-son. I think they’re closer in age than she and her husband!

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