Brangelina Push DIY Christmas

Family aims to keep spending to a minimum, want kids to 'make something' for each other
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2008 11:12 AM CST
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend Belstaff's 'The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button' Premiere & After Party on December 8, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.   (Getty Images)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – Though they are among the richest couples in the world, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie don’t plan to drop a bundle on their six kids this Christmas. “We have gifts, but we try to keep the money spent to a minimum,” said Pitt in an interview with Hello! magazine. “The rule is that everyone’s got to make something for someone else.”

The actor’s theory on why the brood doesn’t ask for big gifts? “They don’t see a lot of the American cartoon television, which is packed with all those manipulative commercials for big toys that look so fantastic. If they don’t see them they won’t know they’re there.”