Mel C is planning a ''Christmas Spice Girls night out''.

The singer doesn't want to go too wild ahead of Christmas Day (25.12.12), but will be getting together with her bandmates - Mel B, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham - to celebrate the festive season at some point.

Mel - who is mother to Scarlett, three - said: ''Having a little one around I don't want to get too drunk, but I'll have a Christmas Spice Girls night out. We'll go to someone's house and buy for each other's children.''

Mel - who joined her bandmates at the premiere of the Spice Girls musical 'Viva Forever!' earlier this month - will be lending a hand when it comes to making the traditional Christmas lunch, but she will be leaving the majority of the cooking to her mother.

The 'Jesus Christ Superstar' star added to new! magazine: '' I'm going to be in London with my family and Scarlett. My mum's doing the cooking and Scarlett and I will make mince pies with Christmas music playing in the background.''

Mel, 38, split from Scarlett's father Thomas Starr in July bringing an end to their 10-year relationship.