HEART-THROBS AT CHRISTMAS
George enjoys the season as a big kid, as a dad, as an actor in summer and as a mischievous Santa…
How would you like to find George Clooney in your house at Christmas? George loves the festive season and even more so now that he is a dad.
He admits that he has never grown out of Christmas and gets as excited now as he did when he was a boy.
“I cannot ever remember a Christmas that was not special,” he said. “Now, of course, with Amal, Alexander and Ella, it is more fun than ever. I am still a big kid myself because I love the whole Father Christmas thing and all the decorations, the tree and, of course, the surprise presents. Sometimes you get some surprise gifts from fans but that’s another stor y!
“I think that it would be fun to be dressed as Santa and sit in a grotto in a big store and make all kinds of promises to the kids that their parents then have to keep!
“I wouldn’t do that, of course. Christmas should not be a time to be mercenar y – it should just be full of fun and love.”
Maybe it wouldn’t only be children sitting on the knee of this hear t-throb Santa!
“My Christmas is the same ever y year. We have the traditional meals and snacks and we always watch White Christmas, mostly because of my aunt, Rosemar y Clooney. She sang those wonder ful Ir ving Berlin songs with Bing Crosby and Vera-Ellen.
“It is just a great movie and says ever ything about Christmas. I look for ward to seeing it each year even though I could watch it any time of the year because I have several copies.
“Ever y year I say I am not going to eat so much and then ever y year I see things in front of me that I really like and cannot resist having ‘just one’ or maybe ‘two or three’.
“I think that Christmas just gets better and better for me. As Alexander and Ella grow they get more involved and you can pass on all the Christmas legends and tales and it just expands the whole thing.
“I have appeared in some Christmas movies and shows and it is a little weird because they are usually shot or recorded months earlier, often during the height of summer and you step out of the hot sunshine into a cool studio which looks like the middle of winter. I still get an extra buzz, though, when I see the trees and tinsel.
“Maybe that is the answer – we should have Christmas twice a year! Wouldn’t that be great, one in the winter and one in the summer and we can have fun, food and festivities twice a year. No, not really. There’s only one Christmas and that is how it should be – let’s all enjoy it!”
“Every year I say I am not going to eat so much…”