Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman will spend Christmas on the beach.

The 'Cop Car' hitmaker and his 49-year-old wife are planning to celebrate the festive season in their bathing suits under the sun with their children Sunday, eight, and Faith, five, in their native Australia.

Speaking to Australia's the Herald Sun newspaper, he said: ''We go to the beach for Chrissy, that is what I know to do. Christmas Eve (24.12.16) we will get around the piano and bang out some carols.''

And the short break is no doubt welcomed by the busy couple as the 49-year-old country crooner has been busy touring the world since June with his ninth studio album 'ripCord' and is also working on new music.

The blonde beauty is currently in the US shooting 'The Beguiled' but will return Down Under next week for the premiere of her new movie 'Lion'.

Speaking of his spouse, whom he married in 2006, he said: ''She is such an extraordinary actor.

''So for me, when she can pull me into a character and I still know that I'm watching my wife and yet I am totally drawn into the character, that always reminds me of how phenomenal she is at what she does.''

And, although they're both busy focusing on their globe-trotting careers, Nicole - who also has adopted children Isabella, 23, and Connor, 20, with her ex-husband Tom Cruise - is open to expanding her brood.

She said recently: ''It's something I have thought about. But you never say 'never' about children. [We] have got our hands full at the moment.''