Angelina Jolie gets Brad Pitt to cook Christmas dinner because she has no patience.

The 39-year-old actress insists she gets far too easily distracted to be in charge of making such a huge meal as Christmas dinner so she will be chopping up the vegetables instead and leaving her husband to organise lunch.

She said: ''Nobody in my house wants me to do any cooking on Christmas Day. I have no patience! I start things and then I get distracted and l go and I'll start reading over there, or start playing outside with the kids.

''I think you have to be very patient to cook, I'd be designated to the chopping board! Brad would be really good at the timing and organisation.''

The couple admit they haven't really thought much about what to get each other for Christmas as they have been concentrating on making sure their six children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, and six-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, have an amazing time over the festive period.

Speaking on ITV's 'Good Morning Britain', Angelina added: ''We travel a lot so I think it's more what to do, what's going to be the experience, where we're going to go, or what we're going to do, who we're going to see, and I think they [the children] know.

''Mummy loves a stocking and I love a gift, we try our best not to spoil them so we try to be very balanced and calculating to not go too far.''