Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon will spend Christmas together for their children.

The 46-year-old singer and her ex-husband share five-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan together, and despite finalising their divorce earlier this year the pair plan to spend the holiday season together in order to teach their children about ''family and love''.

Nick, 36, told 'Entertainment Tonight': ''All fun, all love, you know what it is!

''Holidays are mainly for kids anyway, when you think about it, and once you go from kids, it's all about family and love and that's what we're trying to spread.''

The news comes after the rapper recently jetted off to Hawaii to spend Thanksgiving with the 'Without You' hitmaker - whom he wed in 2008 - which he also attributed to his children.

He said: ''Yeah man, it's all about the kids.''

It is unknown whether or not the 'America's Got Talent' host's former girlfriend Brittany Bell will be joining the family for the celebrations, after it was revealed she is seven months pregnant with Nick's second son.

Nick said of his unborn baby: ''It's outstanding. Honestly they say even in unexpected situations, you still embrace the beauty of bringing a life into this world, because that is what life is all about.''

And the comedian is keeping his nose firmly out of his ex-wife's personal matters, as he previously denied knowing about the 'We Belong Together' singer's split from fiancé James Packer, claiming as long as his ''kids are good'', he isn't interested.

When told the pair had called time on their relationship, Nick said: ''Did they? I thought they was working it out.

''I'm on a need-to-know basis. As long as my kids are good...I don't want to know none of that other stuff.''