How Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise Spent Christmas
Mom and daughter visited children at a local hospital in Los Angeles
For Katie Holmes, the holidays are all about mother-daughter bonding time.
Despite reports that Holmes and 8-year-old daughter Suri spent Christmas with Tom Cruise, that’s not the case.
“Katie did not spend Christmas afternoon with Tom Cruise,” a rep for the actress tells PEOPLE exclusively. “She and Suri spent Christmas afternoon visiting children at a local hospital in L.A.”
The holidays are important to Holmes, who recently took it upon herself to prepare her first Thanksgiving dinner.
“I’m very excited because this year, I feel like it’s really the year,” the 36-year-old told David Letterman in November of tackling the turkey dinner.
She added: “I’m the baby of five and I’ve been sort of using that for a long time. But now I’m taking responsibility, and my mother’s going to teach me how to make a turkey.”
“I don’t want that to be what I’m known as,” she said. “I was an actor before, an actor during and an actor now.”
• Reporting by KATE COYNE