Movie hunk Tom Cruise is looking forward to Christmas this year (25DEC03) - because he and lover Penelope Cruz will be surrounded by their close families.

The MINORITY REPORT star is already planning the fun and games he and his Vanilla Sky co-star will be indulging in along with his children CONNOR and ISABELLA.

And with Penelope's parents EDUARDO and ENCARNA flying in from Spain to join them, Cruise is certain his Los Angeles mansion will be full of Christmas cheer.

He enthuses, "Penelope's parents are coming to LA to spend the holiday with us. They are a wonderful, loving couple, and I know it will be a lot of fun.

"My mother, whom I love very much, will also be with us. We're just going to laugh a lot, eat great food, open lots of presents - especially the children.

"And have a great time being thankful for all that we have."

01/12/2003 17:30