Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Aren’t Giving Their Kids Christmas Presents This Year

It’s three weeks until Halloween, which means we’re already…what, two, three weeks into talking about Christmas. Mila Kunis has Christmas on the brain, because she’s promoting A Bad Moms Christmas. She’s also a mom to two little kids. So what how are Mila and Ashton Kutcher celebrating Christmas with their kids this year? Well, not with presents, that’s for sure.

Mila talked to Entertainment Tonight about the new holiday tradition she and Ashton have for 3-year-old Wyatt and almost-1-year-old Dimitri to ensure they don’t turn into spoiled little monsters on Christmas morning. No presents!

“So far, our tradition is no presents for the kids. We’re instituting it this year because when the kids are [younger than] one, it doesn’t really matter. Last year when we celebrated Christmas, Wyatt was two 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.”

Okay, on the surface, it sounds like Mila and Ashton might share DNA with The Grinch with that no presents rule. But upon closer inspection, Wyatt and Dimitri are far from hard done by. Case in point, Mila and Ashton gave the grandparents gift options that included a pet. A pet is a spoiled kid gift! Check out those Christmas morning videos of kids screaming their tonsils out as they open a giant paper-wrapped box to find a dopey little yellow lab puppy inside; a good number of them are filmed in nice houses. Honestly, if I knew there was a possibility that a real live teddy bear hamster could be slipped into my stocking, 8-year-old me definitely wouldn’t have asked for a lame Polly Pocket.

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25 Comments

  1. ThenTheLordMadeYolettie

    Any time! Plus, anyone who gives/receives that gift can’t say squat without sounding like a thundercunt so it’s win upon win upon win 😉 I hope you enjoy hosting and having family over.

  2. Heathen the Horrible

    I couldn’t get into GOT. I tried.

  3. Heathen the Horrible

    I read an interview that she sad when her Jewish parents moved to America, they became obsessed with a Christmas—tree and all

  4. Heathen the Horrible

    They’re still getting gifts

  5. Heathen the Horrible

    Props to them for not looking uncomfortable holding them like some other celebs. They really are cute kids

  6. Bruinschick

    I hear ya. My family is pretty chill, we just get together and eat and make fun of each other, but we do little gifties so there’s no pressure. It’s everything else that makes it shitty.

  7. Bruinschick

    Brilliant! thanks!

  8. Bruinschick

    I love that idea even though we’re all whiter than Wonder Bread.
    As for the gift exchange, fuck it. I’m opting out.

  9. Bruinschick

    Thanks hon. Yes, holidays are hard. It fucking sucks.

  10. Oh, I understand this when they’re young. They really don’t remember shit and only really enjoy ripping open the wrapping paper. We didn’t get our newborn son anything last Christmas and may only get him like 1 or 2 things this one. Meh…. I don’t give a shit what these twats do.

  11. Tits 4 Tats

    Or maybe they’re just choosing to not spoil their faces off while they’re too young to really understand Christmas?

  12. Tits 4 Tats

    Yeah, but I’m sure they’re going to be spoiled at some point in their lives. No way Wyatt isn’t having a Sweet Sixteen. Not unless they leave Hollywood and settle in Milwaukee.

  13. Tits 4 Tats

    Can I come to your house this Christmas? 🍾🍾🍾

  14. pickledplums

    My boyfriend always at some point before Christmas finds a reason to say, with conviction, that “Christmas is for kids!” I really kind of hate that. I love getting adults gifts that I think they will like. Kids either get excited about what they want or you can tell when they blatantly couldn’t give two shits about something. I mean, it’s nice seeing them get excited, but I also like seeing the expression of genuine happiness spread across a grown person’s face if they get something that’s really tailored to them, since they often take the back seat. It’s just harder to get gifts for adults, and more expensive. My boyfriend is also not the expressive type, or the type to spontaneously buy gifts, so I like getting the rare opportunity to receive something from him if it seems like he actually put thought into it.

  15. pickledplums

    Yeah, my boyfriend’s daughter gets gifts from him, his sister’s family, his parents, her own mom, and her mom’s parents. This just seems ridiculously over-the-top to me.

  16. This is some Joan Crawford type shit.

  17. Kiddywhompus

    Same in my family 🙂 I have 5 brothers and sisters so it’s a great tradition. We’ve done Secret Santa too.

  18. I can’t imagine being a kid and EXPECTING to receive ANYTHING. My parents would have whooped my ass if I had the audacity to stomp my feet and demand some consumer electronic device from them. Hell, I considered myself lucky when the hand-me-down clothing box came from my girl cousin rather than my boy ones (and I’m a girl).

  19. Smart mom. Particualarly because as you say, it put everything in perspective.

  20. Ms. Bruja Diabla, if you’re nasty lol

  21. I don’t want a $5 gift let alone a $35 one from one of my coworkers. HELL NO.

  22. Also, I’m really sorry for the loss of your mom. It must be heartbreaking to muster up the fucks required to celebrate Christmas without her.

  23. Oh, lord. Christmas at the office. How much garbage do people need to buy to give to others and receive? I can’t tell you how many stupid gifts I’ve gotten that have gone in a drawer and then from that drawer to the donation pile. (And, yes, I’m sure the gifts I gave were stupid too even though I tried hard to ensure they were tasteful though inexpensive.) What. Is. The. Point? Just have a potluck luncheon. It brings everyone together and it’s fun to see what everyone makes, especially if you work at an office with people from diverse cultures.

  24. This makes perfect sense. A good friend of mine, who is faaaaar from wealthy, shocked me when she said she wasn’t getting her young children anything for Christmas, but I understood when she explained the kids have grandparents, aunts and uncles, close family friends, etc., all of whom shower the kids in gifts. She barely had room for everything, so she decided to save that $$ by not buying them something herself.

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