Madonna's family has nixed the gifts, and they are "actually enjoying it"

By People Staff
November 20, 2007 11:00 AM
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Christmas came early to London’s Leicester Square Monday night for the European premiere of Fred Claus.

The movie’s stars Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti held court amid the fake snow and over-sized evergreens, while Guy Ritchie (a.k.a. Mr. Madonna) escorted kids Lourdes, 11, and Rocco, 7, though the winter wonderland.

Just a warm-up for an over-the-top gift-a-palooza at the superstar’s house? Hardly.

“We canceled Christmas a few years ago,” Ritchie, the 39-year-old director of Snatch, told PEOPLE. “Stopped all the presents. And ever since [we] stopped the presents, we’re are actually enjoying it.”

So this year’s celebration will be a quiet affair. “We are not sure what we are doing,” he added. “Probably staying in London.”

As for who’s doing the cooking, Ritchie replied, “Well, it’s not me!”
– Dimi Gaidatzi