24 DECEMBER 2007

Baby’s first Christmas is always a special event and celebrity mum Marcia Cross is pulling out all the stops to ensure her twin daughters have a festive holiday to remember.

The Desperate Housewives star and her stockbroker husband Tom Mahoney called into an LA shopping mall to get some family photos taken with Santa, with ten-month-old Eden and Savannah taking the traditional seat - on Father Christmas' lap with their proud parents close by.

Flame-haired Marcia, 45, has made no secret of the fact she is looking forward to her first Christmas as a mother.

"It's all new," she said. "It's our first Christmas together as a family and it's probably going to be sort of quiet. I want to go out and take a hike in the woods and have a day of outdoors activities. Just all kids, all day. It will be fun."

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It was a festive family outing for Marcia and Tom as they took their twin girls to visit Father Christmas in an LA shopping mall Photo: © Rex
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Ten-months-old Eden and Savannah sat on Santa's lap as mum and dad took photos of the special momentPhoto: © Rex