Hollywood actors Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher won’t give their kids any gifts this Christmas. Or any Christmas for that matter.


In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, 34-year-old Mila explained that she and husband Ashton, 39, have decided to make it a family tradition not to exchange presents on 25 December.

Due to, she explains, her Jewish upbringing in Ukraine (where she lived until she was 7) and the fact she doesn’t want 3-year-old Wyatt and 10-month-old Dmitri to grow up “to be a**holes”.

(Erm, in other words, she doesn’t want them to be spoilt.)

“I come from communist Russia, where you're not allowed to be happy, so my holiday traditions are ‘be quiet.'” Mila shared.

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“Coming to America is when you realise Christmas has a magical quality to it… it's all family time, but having kids, we're building up our own little versions of tradition.

“So far, our tradition is no presents for the kids. We're instituting it this year.”

She then went on to explain how eldest daughter Wyatt’s bountiful 2nd Christmas sealed the deal:

“Last year when we celebrated Christmas, Wyatt was 2 and it was too much. 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.

“We've told our parents, ‘We're begging you - if you have to give her something, pick one gift. Otherwise, we'd like to take a charitable donation, to the Children's Hospital or a pet [or] whatever you want.’ That's our new tradition.”

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