Charlize Theron loves to cook at Christmas but only if her mother's around to help her when she's stuck.

The actress plans on spending Christmas with her Irish boyfriend STUART TOWNSEND, and she wants to impress him with her culinary skills.

She says, "The turkey's been an issue a couple of times. I always have my mom in the kitchen to help me out when I screw up. That's always a good thing to have. Mom is my favourite kitchen extra."

22/12/2003 20:42