Guy Ritchie vows to celebrate Christmas with his kids

Filed under: Divorce & Custody, Holidays, Life & Style, Celeb Parents, Rumors, Mommy Wars, Single Parenting, Religion & Spirituality

Soon to be divorcee Guy Ritchie has some non-Kabbalah plans for his children this holiday season. According to sources, the Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels director plans on celebrating Christmas with kids Lourdes, Rocco and David this year. What's so unusual about that? Well, if reports are to be believed, former wife Madonna has banned the holiday from the household as Kabbalah followers don't celebrate it. Far from bashing the religion, Guy has allegedly abided by Madonna's beliefs but wants to put some fun back into the holidays.

According to the source, the past year's celebration was anything but festive when a famous artist showed up and everyone ate steamed fish. Woohoo--that's right up there with stockings, milk and cookies for Santa Claus and stringing popcorn around the old Christmas tree. Ritchie has stated that by giving up the present aspect of Christmas his family was actually able to enjoy the holiday--a sentiment I can totally get behind, especially in this terrible economy--but I can also see his point that the kids are perhaps missing out on something fun and traditional too.

It seems like Guy wants to compromise, and, rather than go against Madge's religious wishes wants to add some tradition of his own into the celebrations. I think that's fair--after all, there are more than plenty mixed-religion households out there where the kids celebrate both sets of holidays. Some of my pals growing up, for example, celebrated both Christmas and Hanukkah. It's pretty much the wave of the future, so hopefully Madge will go along with it. Let's just hope Guy isn't pulling this for some sort of publicity stunt. I'd better not see Lourdes, Rocco and David dressed up like the three wise men on the cover of some tabloid!

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