Rapper Snoop Dogg clears his busy schedule at Christmas to ensure he can spend time with his family.

The Drop It Like It's Hot hitmaker spends most of his year performing, but every festive season he makes sure he's free to return home.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "I like to spend Christmas with my family. I'm on the road so much that it's important that I make time during the holidays.

"My kids are very fortunate and I've been known to stuff a few stockings at Christmas time."

However, despite being a fan of cooking, Snoop stays out of the kitchen at Christmas: "I'm an expert breakfast chef and I'm a beast on the grill. But I leave Christmas and Thanksgiving to the experts."