Amanda Holden wanted kids to make Christmas even more exciting.

The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge - who has daughters Lexi, seven, and Hollie, 23 months, with husband Chris Hughes - is ''nuts'' about the festive period and loves celebrating with her family.

She said: ''I've been nuts about Christmas my whole life. It's the reason I had children so they could be even more nutty about it.

''We have a place in Oxfordshire as our weekend home, so we'll go there with my family. I do the Christmas Eve dinner - I think I'll do a curry to get everyone's bowels in the right position for dinner - and I'll do the Christmas dinner, and on Boxing Day we'll go to the pub.''

The 42-year-old star is hoping for ''comfort'' presents this year, but says her spouse always buys her something ''naughty''.

She said: ''I want comfort things like scarves, pyjamas, hats and socks. Chris will buy me something naughty. His favourite line to me one year was, 'I didn't know what to get you so I went to Louis Vuitton, Mandy, I'm sorry.' I said, 'That's absolutely fine!' ''

However, Chris will have to go some way to outdo his previous best gift buying.

Amanda recalled: ''I cried when Chris gave me my favourite car, a cream Morris Minor 1000 with red leather interior.''