This Christmas, mom-of-two Reese Witherspoon says that she’ll spend her day much the same way millions of others will — in the kitchen! Abandon any thoughts of the 32-year-old actress slaving away unhappily over a hot stove, however, for preparing a traditional Christmas meal is something she enjoys. "They play with their toys and I cook some dinner," Reese explains to the BBC. "It’s nice." Ava Elizabeth, 9, and Deacon Reese, 5, won’t have mountains of presents to sort through, either. Reese says that she tries to "stay away from the gluttony" of the holiday.
"I’m a little strict about that kind of stuff. I think kids do best when they only have a couple of things that they really enjoy…They don’t appreciate it as much. When they only get one or two things they really like it."
One toy the kids never seem to tire of playing with is mom’s 2005 Oscar statuette for Walk The Line. "At Christmas time they put a little hat on him and a little scarf so he doesn’t get cold," Reese reveals.
Ava and Deacon are Reese’s children with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe. Her latest film, Four Christmases, is in theaters now.