New parents Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams are looking forward to Christmas (05) in New York after being adopted by their neighbours.

The screen stars are giving their baby MATILDA a taste of a Big Apple Christmas thanks to locals who have welcomed them to the neighbourhood.

Ledger explains, "They come around with pans of homemade lasagna and Michelle, Matilda and I go to the community dinners. We're actually going Christmas caroling... It's all so awesome."