Why Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher won't be giving their kids Christmas presents

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are starting their own Christmas traditions.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are starting their own Christmas traditions. 

Celebrity parents Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are determined not to raise "a**holes" - and that includes not spoiling their kids at Christmas time.

Mum to Wyatt, 3, and one-year-old Dimitri, Kunis, who is currently promoting her film A Bad Moms Christmas, spoke to Entertainment Tonight about raising two little ones, being a working mother - and creating new Christmas traditions with her family.

"So far, our tradition is no presents for the kids," Kunis said, explaining that the rule came about after their children were spoiled with far too many gifts from their grandparents.

"We're instituting it this year because when the kids are [younger than] one, it doesn't really matter," she said, adding that last year, when Wyatt was a toddler, it was all just "too much".

"We didn't give her anything - it was the grandparents," she said.

"The kid no longer appreciates the one gift. They don't even know what they're expecting; they're just expecting stuff."

Instead, Kunis shared that she and Kutcher have "begged" their parents to stick to just one gift if they simply can't help themselves. "Otherwise, we'd like to take a charitable donation, to the Children's Hospital or a pet [or] whatever you want," she said. "That's our new tradition."

Quipping that there are enough a**holes in the world and they don't need to contribute, Kunis added, "We're not gonna raise a**holes."  

The 34-year-old who was fortunate to have her "mobile tribe" staying nearby while she filmed the Bad Moms sequel, says she's also feeling more confident juggling work and parenting the second time around.

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"I'm a little bit less stressed over what to anticipate," she said. "You're still stressed out and there's still the idea of the guilt of leaving your kids, but you know that they'll be OK. Because I've already done it once and the kid doesn't resent me, so I was like, 'OK, I think I can do this."

But while she has it down pat now, in an interview with TODAY, Kunis admitted that it was very different the first time around. "I tried to be so perfect," she recalled. "I literally drove myself crazy with my first kid."

Kunis also believes that modern mamas need more help and support. "Back in the day you would have your aunts and cousins and everyone would help you raise your kids," she said. "It still takes a village."

A Bad Moms Christmas is set for release in Australian cinemas on 2 November.

 

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