11 November 2019 12:37

Emma, 60, explained: ‘This year we’re going to have a sustainable Christmas, no gifts.

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To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video She may be starring in Last Christmas, but Emma Thompson's festive season will be a little more low-key than previous years as she and her family are forgoing gifts for a sustainable Christmas. Appearing on Lorraine, Emma revealed that not only does a Christmas without gifts help get rid of the stress and expense of buying gifts for people who have everything, but it also can help bring the family and friends together in different ways. Emma, 60, explained: 'This year we're going to have a sustainable Christmas, no gifts. No gifts so you're not thinking in the run up to Christmas "oh what am I going to get Aunty Dora". 'You've not got that terrible thing of thinking you've got to spend all the money but also what are you going to get them because they've got everything – because some of us do have way too much.

Last Christmas star Emma Thompson is doing ‘no gifts’ this year

'And then you just think we could go for a walk or we could all cook together. And if people want to bring something they can make bread sauce or something, that's the sort of thing.' Emma also admitted that her husband, Greg Wise, is not a fan of the holidays, but she has spent the past 24 years working on him. Emma is planning to have a sustainable Christmas this year (Picture: Rex Features) She told Lorraine: 'It's taken a long time. At the beginning I said, you have to understand that Christmas for me is lovely because my dad [narrated] the Magic Roundabout, and he and mum did beautiful Christmases. 'We all sat in the morning with the tree and it was magical for us but for him, not so much. It was owing to his parents' unhappy marriage which meant Christmas was not a good time. 'So I've take 24 years to gently coax him in like "look, look at the nice tree! Look, ooh smell the nice Christmas pudding." But he's succumbed.' Advertisement Last Christmas will be released on 15 November. Got a showbiz story? If you've got a story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk Entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page - we'd love to hear from you. MORE: Emma Thompson 'tries to save job of waiter who got fired for trying to take selfie' MORE: Emma Thompson admits it was 'hypocritical' to fly 5,400 miles to climate change protest