The Sisters star said her two daughters have very different personalities

By peoplestaff225
Updated December 16, 2015 04:45 PM

Christmas is fast approaching, and Tina Fey still hasn’t decided whether her younger daughter will make Santa’s naughty or nice list.

“My older one is really sweet and really easy going and my little one is rough,” Fey told Ellen DeGeneres of her daughters, Alice, 10, and Penelope, 4, on Wednesday.

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The Sisters star joked of Penelope during her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, saying, “When she is mad at you, she will just take you apart.”

When DeGeneres asked if Fey used holiday presents to try to dissuade her daughter’s behavior, the actress admitted that she is cautious to bring the big man in red into it.

“I struggle because I worry she will be on the naughty list,” she said, laughing. “There’s a lot of times where I feel she should be on the naughty list, but then if that happens then there will be hell to pay for Mommy. I don’t want to be the one there on Christmas morning like, ‘Guess what happened? Coal, you got nothing.’ ”

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Fey, 45, said she’s never actually taken her girls to visit Santa, but now might reconsider it.

“I remember it being a very clarifying experience when I was a kid,” she shared, adding, “Going to sit on Santa’s lap, it was just a trailer that was parked in the J.C. Penney’s parking lot … In hindsight, I’m like, ‘Was that guy even affiliated with the mall?’ ”

The solution might be easier than that, though. Hey Tina, ever heard of Elf on the Shelf?

— Lindsay Kimble