Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston throw an annual Christmas tree-trimming party. (Photo: Getty Images)
Now that we’ve all recovered from our Turkey Day food comas and had time to regret going to the mall on Black Friday, it’s time to gear up for the Mac Daddy of all holiday celebrations: Christmas. In addition to being Jennifer Aniston’s better half and one of the most avid Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 players around, Justin Theroux is also the master of holiday cheer — which is why, rather than relax after their Fakesgiving and Thanksgiving celebrations, he and Jen get busy planning their annual tree-trimming bash.
“We usually have a great Christmas tree-trimming party and that’s always a lot of fun,” the Leftovers star told Yahoo Celebrity, noting that they “let the kids do the actual tree trimming,” but that hardly means he and the Mrs. are off the hook. “The next morning we go out and we realize little kids are short and they’ve really almost killed the tree by hanging all of the ornaments on the bottom,” he laughed. “The next morning, we have to fix it. We get up early and go in and we redistribute the ornaments correctly, you know, so the tree doesn’t die.” So far, their rescue missions have proven successful.
He does more than simply save Christmas trees, however. Justin has also figured out a way to pretty much dominate Christmas shopping. “I don’t do my holiday shopping at the last minute,” he revealed. “I’m usually pretty good about starting to look online right before Thanksgiving. I start amassing gifts and doing Amazon wish lists with categories and subcategories.” Did you hear that? This is a man who acts, writes, produces … and sorts his shopping list into virtual categories and subcategories.
Theroux is serious when it comes to Christmas shopping. (Photo: Getty Images)
“About a week before Christmas I hit ‘buy’ and 'send’ and the gifts all go out to the correct people — except for the ones that I need to come to my house, of course,” the Girl on the Train actor explained. “For the really special gifts, though, I go shopping in the store. There are just some things I want to hand-select.” (Husbands, did you get that?! For the “really special gifts” go to the store.)
There is one thing about the holidays that Justin truly loathes, though: gift-wrapping. “I hate wrapping presents so much because I’m a little obsessive compulsive about making sure the wrapping looks good. I wish I were sloppier about it, but I want it to be perfect,” he confessed. “I’m obsessive compulsive about a lot of things, at least to a point,” he said before adding, “But then there are other things that are complete disasters in my life."
At least we know holiday shopping isn’t one of them.