Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher Are Teaching Their Kids An Important Life Lesson With Unique Christmas Tradition

Many individuals associate Christmas with family traditions, carol singing, and several other yuletide celebrations. Christmas, however, means one thing and one thing alone to children: presents from Santa Claus!

Even though that may be the case for most homes, famous parents Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have a very unique and particular Christmas custom, which some may find surprising given their A-list celebrity position. It's interesting to note that the couple's ritual is a result of their own childhood memories.

The comedy "That '70s Show" is where both performers originally rose to fame. The program has 200 episodes across eight seasons from 1998 to 2006. It dealt with societal themes of the day and focused on the lives of a group of young friends in the 1970s. The sitcom was a financial and critical success, helping both Kutcher and Kunis establish their respective careers.

In addition, Kutcher is recognized for his work in "Dude, Where's My Car?" (2000), "The Butterfly Effect" (2004), and the 2013 historical picture "Jobs," in which he played Steve Jobs. For her role as Sarah Marshall in the 2008 film "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," as well as her role as Meg Griffin's voice actor on the animated comedy series "Family Guy" since 1999, Kunis is remembered.

Kutcher and Kunis started dating in 2012, and in February 2014, they became engaged. The pair then were hitched in Oak Glen, California, in July 2015. Kutcher was reportedly completing his divorce from actress Demi Moore when they started dating. The divorce between Moore and Kutcher became final in 2013. Wyatt and Dimitri are the names of the children that Kunis and Kutcher eventually had together.

The couple's approach to parenting seems to stand apart from that of other Hollywood celebrities since it has been greatly affected by their difficult and emotionally charged pasts.

Before joining popular television series and motion pictures, Kunis took on a difficult real-life role as a young Jewish girl from Ukraine who felt out of place in Los Angeles, California.

Kunis said, "We were pretty destitute," in a 2016 Howard Stern interview.

After some time, Kunis discovered her own path and was successful in landing roles that helped to advance her career and secure her place in Hollywood. Her dedication has maintained her in the entertainment industry for almost 30 years, appearing on shows like "That '70s Show," "Family Guy," and cinema screens throughout the world. The actor admitted:

"This business isn't like chess, that's the point. Actually thinking five steps ahead is impossible. You would be the master if you could, which is not feasible. There's no strategy. You take each day as it comes. You simply endeavor to choose wisely.

In a similar vein, her husband Kutcher too had a challenging background. The "Two and a Half Men" actor shared a fraternal twin brother with cerebral palsy who was born in Iowa. After enrolling at the University of Iowa, he pursued a degree in biochemical engineering before beginning his career in the entertainment sector.

On the podcast "The Kyle and Jackie O Show," Kunis remarked, "It's very significant because we both came from fairly solid poverty backgrounds, grew up extremely poor, are very much self-made, and are very conscious of what a dollar is worth."

Kutcher even disclosed that they do not intend to leave his children their money or establish a trust fund for them in the future in an episode of Dax Shepard's "Armchair Expert" podcast.

We'll eventually donate our funds to charities, he said.

Over time, Kunis and Kutcher's distinctive parenting style expanded to include new family customs that their two children eventually had to master.
In an interview with Brooke Anderson on Entertainment Tonight in October 2017, Kunis, who was promoting her movie "Bad Moms," spoke openly about the forthcoming Christmas season with her family.

I'm from communist Russia, where it was forbidden to be joyful, thus my holiday customs revolve around being silent. You only understand Christmas has a magical character until you go to America, she recounted.

She continued by stating that since immigrating to the United States, their customs had evolved. But because of the upheaval, she and Kutcher had to start new family customs.

Our current custom is to forgo giving the kids any presents. It doesn't really matter when the kids are (less than) one, so we're starting it this year. Wyatt was two last year when we celebrated Christmas, and it was too much. She received nothing from us; it was the grandparents. The young child has lost interest in the one present. They just have expectations; they have no idea what they are anticipating.

"We begged our parents, if you must give her a present, please choose only one," they said. If not, we'd be happy to accept a pet or any other kind of contribution for the Children's Hospital. That's our new custom now, she said.

In other parts of the conversation, Kunis emphasized the value of taking their children to the library because they think doing so will help them grow up with an open mind.

Yes, we won't be raising a**holes. There are sufficient a******s in the world. We don't have to help out. But, as she pointed out, there are some lovely individuals.
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