“So far, our tradition is no presents for the kids,” the “Bad Moms” actress told Entertainment Tonight. “We’re instituting it this year because when the kids are [younger than] 1, it doesn’t really matter. Last year when we celebrated Christmas, [our daughter] 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.”
The “That ’70s Show” co-stars also gave their parents explicit gifting instructions for little Wyatt and Dmitri.
“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,” Kunis explained.
At least they’re not getting coal in their stockings.
Born in communist Russia, which Kunis described as a place where “you’re not allowed to be happy,” the actress, who is Jewish, explained how Christmas became part of her life.
“… My holiday traditions are ‘Be quiet,’” Kunis shared. “Coming to America is when you realize Christmas has a magical quality to it. In Russia, back in the day, it was a very religious holiday, so you don’t celebrate Christmas if you’re not Christian and if you’re not at Mass. So, I being Jewish, was like, ‘Christmas is not for you.’”
“We come to America and we’re like, ‘Christmas is so inclusive,’” Kunis continued. “We literally bought a Christmas tree. So as far as tradition goes, my family’s big on any excuse to get the family together and get drunk. Whether it’s Easter, which we’ve now all accepted into our Jewish household, or Christmas, it doesn’t matter. It’s all family time, but having kids, we’re building up our own little versions of tradition.”
Source: Page Six