Kristin Cavallari’s holiday tradition doesn’t involve caroling or decorating sugar cookies.
“Growing up, the elves would come every day before Christmas, and if you were good, they’d leave a little something in your stocking, and if you were bad, you got coal,” Cavallari, 31, told Us Weekly exclusively at the Uncommon James Pop-Up shop at The Grove in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 27.
Now, the Hills alum and her husband, Jay Cutler, do the same thing every December with their children, Camden, 6, Jaxon, 4, and Saylor, 3. “It’s a good way to keep your kids in line and have them be on their best behavior,” the Very Cavallari star told Us.
There will be plenty of presents under the tree this year at the couple’s Nashville home. Camden and Jaxon have already completed their Santa wish lists. “They had toy magazines come to the house and they cut things out and put them together,” Cavallari told Us.
Though daughter Saylor isn’t ready for scissors just yet, she verbally expressed what she wants. “She’s into her baby dolls right now, so I got her a little baby carrier,” the E! personality revealed.
The whole family will feast on homemade meatballs and sauce on Christmas Eve — Cavallari swears by her dad’s recipe — and then on December 26, they will hop a flight to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The trip is Cavallari and the retired football player’s gift to each other. As the Balancing in Heels author shared with Us: “It’s more just about spending time together.”
Cavallari and the athlete, 35, tied the knot in June 2013. This will be their ninth Christmas together.
With reporting by Carly Sloane
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