We’re sure Drew Barrymore knows exactly how to ring in the holidays with panache, but that doesn't mean the actress, author, and mother of two celebrates the season with nonstop glitz and glamour. In fact, as she revealed Thursday night inside ACRIA’s 20th anniversary holiday dinner in New York, her family’s traditions are quite rudimentary.
“We open presents with all the kids, the cousins,” she told reporters at the event, which raised money for the HIV and AIDS research and education foundation through a silent auction.
“We go where it’s cold. It’s a big long family tradition, so everybody’s skiing. I’m not," said actress—who is a parent to two daughters, Olive, 3, and Frankie, 1, along with husband Will Kopelman. "Actually, I’m hoping Uncle Harry will teach Olive this year. We [Barrymore and her sister-in-law Jill Kargman] are doing Zumba while everyone else is skiing.”
As for finding the right holiday gifts for the kids this year, the Flower Beauty founder is not stressed. So what items from their wish lists can the toddlers expect to receive? “They just want princess dresses,” Barrymore told InStyle. “I just got Olive a cash register for Hanukkah. And Frankie, a doctor’s kit. So I don’t know what they’re getting for Christmas yet. I really leave it till the last minute.”