This is how Steve Carell celebrates Christmas

'Tis the season to be jolly. (Screengrab; YouTube/EllenTube)
'Tis the season to be jolly. (Screengrab; YouTube/EllenTube)

Los Angeles - Steve Carell enjoys it when people go "nuts" with Christmas decorations.

The Big Short actor loves driving around his neighbourhood with wife Nancy and their children Elisabeth, 14, and John, 11, to look at festive light displays and loves the over-the-top sights.

He said: "I appreciate when people go nuts. I don't go nuts, but we actually, my wife, Nancy and our kids, get into the car once around Christmas time and we get a big box of donuts and hot chocolate, and we drive around looking at Christmas lights in our neighbourhood...It's pretty wonderful.

"It's fun, and actually the bigger, the bolder the better. We love it."

And the 53-year-old actor joked he and his spouse enjoy some unusual Christmas traditions.

He quipped to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres: "We put lights up. We fill the toilets with mulled wine. Nancy makes a frankencensen mer-loaf that is delicious."

And to get you into the festive spirit, watch Steve and Ellen decorate gingerbread houses...