Guy Ritchie's Christmas son joy
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 December 2009
'Sherlock Holmes' director Guy Ritchie is ''chuffed'' to be spending Christmas Day (25.12.09) with his children after persuading his ex-wife Madonna to let them celebrate it ''traditionally''
Guy Ritchie is overjoyed to be spending Christmas Day (25.12.09) with his children.
The 'Sherlock Holmes' director - who has nine-year-old son Rocco and adopted Malawian son David Banda with 'Celebration' singer Madonna - is going all out to make the day "traditional" and special for the youngsters after his ex-wife gave permission for them to spend the day at his home.
A source said: "Guy is really pleased, and cannot quite believe he and Madonna came to such an amicable arrangement. He is a huge fan of Christmas and wants to do everything by the book, very traditionally."
The British filmmaker is so determined to make the day memorable, he has promised to rustle up a delicious roast turkey lunch with all the trimmings and "spoilt them rotten".
The source explained to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "This means stockings hanging from under the kids' beds, presents under the tree and a massive turkey, Brussels sprouts, chestnuts, the works.
"When Guy and Madonna were together they didn't really celebrate Christmas Day due to Madonna's staunch Kabbalah beliefs. Now that he's a single man, Guy is determined to spoil them rotten and give the youngsters a Christmas they'll never forget."
Madonna - who also has daughter Lourdes, 13, and four-year-old adopted daughter Mercy - and Guy announced they were to divorce in October 2008 after almost eight years of marriage.
It is not clear whether the girls will also be invited to Guy's Christmas bash.
Guy's attitude to Christmas is very different to when he was married to the 'Holiday' hitmaker.
In 2007 he revealed that the family didn't give each other gifts.
He said at the time: "We cancelled Christmas a few years ago. Stopped all the presents. And ever since we stopped the presents, we're actually enjoying it."