And like many single moms, she has not yet had the time to begin her Christmas shopping.
"After I get done with this (publicity) tour, I'm going to definitely start doing the Christmas shopping, the whole thing," she told BBC News.
What is Christmas Day like in the Witherspoon house?
"I have kids (Ava, 9; Deacon, 5), so it's a lot about opening presents," she said. "And then I start cooking, and I really enjoy that part of it. They play with their toys, and I cook some dinner. It's nice."
But little Ava threw mom for a loop with her wish list this year. She says her daughter "wants a horse."
Reese is still on the fence about that gift.
"I'm a little strict about that kind of stuff," said the star.
"I think kids do best when they only have a couple of things that they really enjoy. I try and stay away from the gluttony of things. They don't appreciate it as much. When they only get one or two things, they really like it."
November 29, 2008
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