The Girl Next Door
Katie Holmes: Suri's Christmas List Makes Me "Panic," I'll Hear About It for "Years and Years" If Santa Messes Up
By Allison Takeda
Looks like Santa Claus isn't the only one who's making a list and checking it twice. Katie Holmes paid a visit to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Monday, Nov. 24, and opened up a little about her anxiety over the fast-approaching holiday season — much of which has to do with her daughter Suri's very detailed wish list.
"We are getting ready for Christmas in my house," the Miss Meadows actress, 35, told DeGeneres. "My daughter's 8 years old, and she already has her Christmas list ready. It's written out. She's very organized."
That's a bit of an understatement. Suri — Holmes' daughter from her marriage to ex-husband Tom Cruise, whom she divorced in 2012 — is apparently meticulous when it comes to making her list for Santa. And she does not tolerate mistakes.
"I start to, like, get a little bit of a panic because you cannot screw up talking to Santa," Holmes admitted. "You cannot miss any item on that list, because if you screw that up, that's years and years of hearing about it, and then probably therapy."
"Now, wait," DeGeneres interrupted. "Is she abusing Santa? Does she have a long list of things? Or is she practical?"
"She's practical, she's just very specific," Holmes replied. Pressed for an example, the Dawson's Creek alum said, "Like, 'I want a puppy, and then I want a pink collar that has sparkles on it that says the puppy's name. Then I want shoes for the dog...Then I want a purple clip.' Like, it's all very detailed."
DeGeneres proceeded to offer up her own gift suggestion for the famously privileged elementary school student. "You know what children love is my holiday CD," she joked. "Children love it. It's the only holiday album you'll ever need, volume one."