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LeAnn Rimes: I love Christmas with kids!

Musician LeAnn Rimes hopes at least one of her stepsons will carry on believing in Santa Claus for a little longer.

Singer LeAnn Rimes finds Christmas even sweeter when her husband's children are involved, and hopes they'll stay kids for as long as possible.

The 33-year-old star will be celebrating the festive season with her spouse Eddie Cibrian and his offspring Mason, 12, and eight-year-old Jake, from his marriage to Brandi Glanville. LeAnn loves every minute of having the youngsters round on Christmas Day (25Dec15), even if she is more excited about some parts than they are.

"It’s great. Having kids makes it only sweeter," LeAnn smiled to Smashing Interviews Magazine when quizzed on how she'll be spending the special day. "They’re eight and 12, so we’re trying to keep them kids as long as possible. The oldest, of course, does not believe in Santa Claus pretty much anymore. The eight-year-old is questioning, but we’re still trying to keep him knowing for sure if there is a Santa Claus. It’s awesome just having them around."

Mason and Jake come round in the morning every other year, so LeAnn and Eddie have breakfast in bed on the times it's just the two of them. It's a stark difference when the boys are present, as their day begins at 5:30am, with wrapping paper all over the place.

LeAnn has lots of Yuletide memories from her own childhood, which she was happy to share with the publication.

"From seeing photos I love so much is Christmas morning with me wearing Smurf pyjamas with a mini piano, just like a little toy piano for a kid," she giggled. "I got that and an Easy-Bake Oven. I was truthfully so happy. I was probably four. But Christmas has always been a big thing. I moved to Texas when I was six. My godparents always did Christmas really big, so it has been a big thing in the family."

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