Angelina Hates Thanksgiving (But Loves Christmas)
By Rob Shuter Posted Nov 29th 2010 08:27AM
Just one day after boycotting Thanksgiving, Angelina Jolie was spotted with her children in Paris doing a little holiday shopping. And while the actress and mom of six wanted no part of Turkey Day, which she considers a story of murder, no one could stop her from celebrating Christmas.
"Christmas was the favorite holiday of Angelina's mom, Marcheline Bertrand," a friend of Angie's tells me. "It was a time when Angie and her brother James would open presents, sing songs and enjoy being together. It's this, not the religious part, that Angie wants to pass on to her kids."
Angelina encourages her six young children to show interest in all religions but refuses to steer them towards any particular faith. Jolie confirmed this to Parade magazine, saying, "We have a bookshelf in the house that has the Bible, the Torah, the Koran, everything. We will take our children to church, temple, Buddhist ceremonies, mosques, teaching them about all faiths. Whatever religion they choose, the choice will be theirs."
But the one member of the family who has already made his choice is Brad Pitt. "It's a good thing Angelina likes Christmas too because it's one thing to take away Brad's turkey, but no one is going to take away his Christmas," laughs a friend. "The couple plans to have Brad's whole family over to join them and the kids in France. They get a tree, lots of gifts and most importantly a really good chef since Angelina is hopeless in the kitchen."
So if you bump into Brad's mom and dad in his native Missouri, don't tell them the family was last seen buying boots, pajamas, gloves, sweaters, stuffed animals and one large green plastic alligator at the fancy Bonpoint boutique on Rue de Tournon. I would hate to spoil granny and grandpa's surprise.
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