It's the year without a Santa Claus -- at least for some celeb kids! Check out these celebrities who celebrate Christmas but don't exactly roll out the red carpet for the man in the red suit.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have never been pro Santa. Back in 2004, Jolie famously said she didn't want to tell her then-only child Maddox that Santa Claus exists "when he doesn't." Ditto for the Easter Bunny. Five kids later, Pitt told E! News: "I'm not a real big on the whole Santa thing. I thought it was a huge act of betrayal when I was a kid. I didn't like that. When I found out the truth, I was like, 'Why, why, why would you lie to me, why? So what I tell them is some people believe it's Santa, and some people believe it's parents, and you get to believe whatever you want."
The Jolie-Pitt kids -- Maddox, 11, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and 4-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne -- must believe in the possibility of the big guy, since they were all recently spotted mailing letters to the North Pole from a post office in England.
Reality mom of eight Kate Gosselin recently told omg! that her 12-year-old twins and 8-year-old sextuplets will be home -- with her -- for the holidays. She also dished another secret: "We don't do Santa."
Gosselin said her kids give her their Christmas lists instead. "They give me the list, and they have really really big requests and I really really work really hard to honor them," she said. "The littlest ones want iPods and all this stuff, and I'm just like, 'Oh my gosh.' All that electronic equipment is so expensive. I'm trying to explain to them, 'If that's on your list then please understand there's not going to be, like, a two-hour [Christmas present] opening session.' They're at the age where you have to explain that. You really have to do a disclaimer at the beginning before opening [gifts]."
He's all grown up now, but teen idol Justin Bieber said his mom never let him believe in St. Nick. Last year he told AOL Music: "My mom always told me there wasn't a Santa. This was her logic: She thought if I grew up knowing about Santa then finding out he wasn't real, that it would be like she was lying to me. And then when she told me about God, I maybe wouldn't believe her." But the Biebs also said he never let his friends in on the top secret info because he didn't want to ruin it for anyone.
The children of New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler believe in something -- it's just not a bearded guy in a red suit. Chandler's wife, Kimberly, told the New York Post their kids "believe in Daddy and his hard work."
"They definitely take pictures with Santa Claus, but we never stress that he comes down the chimney," Kimberly said. "We've always been very honest. For us, Christmas has always been about celebrating the birth of Christ, not celebrating Santa Claus."
And while she doesn't have kids yet, Lady Gaga may have ruined Santa for the rest of us with this stunt. At the 2010 Monster Ball concert in London, the singer attacked a stuffed Santa toy thrown on stage by a fan. First she tried to bite Santa's head off, then she stomped on it with her stiletto boot, shouting, "I hate the holidays! I'm alone and miserable!" Once she massacred the toy, Gaga asked the audience, "Now that I've killed Santa, what am I going to do with all of you?"
Definitely a scary Christmas!
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