Rachel Weisz chooses traditions

Rachel Weisz doesn't follow all Christmas traditions, but picks out the ones she likes best.

Rachel Weisz chooses traditions

Rachel Weisz "picks out" the Christmas traditions she likes.

The 45-year-old actress - who is married to Daniel Craig and has a nine-year-old son, Henry, with ex-fiance Darren Aronofsky - doesn't fully embrace all aspects of the festive season as she grew up in a Jewish household, but she does abide by some customs typical of the Christian holiday period.

She said: "I grew up Jewish so when I was a kid, it was all about Hannukkah.

"But these days I have a Christmas tree and do some of the other stuff.

"I am not a very traditional person, so I just pick out the bits that I like. I like midnight mass and I like Christmas carols.

"I do a very good 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing'."

When it comes to receiving gifts, Rachel loves a handmade present.

She said: "I think the best present is something that has been made for you.

"My best friend gave me a cushion in the shape of a cow, which she did herself with needlepoint and it was the most beautiful gift.

"As far as I know, there was no symbolic meaning to the cow shape."

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