George Clooney gives his best Santa impression and shares how to get the kids to behave at Christmas

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  • The one way to get the kids to listen? Have Santa ask if they've been naughty or nice, says George Clooney.
  • In an interview with Stephen Colbert the actor said when his twins Ella and Alexander start going at each other, he gives his best Santa impression outside their bedroom door.
  • "And you can hear them going, 'We are Santa! We are!' Then he leaves, and they come out, and they're unbelievably well behaved," George says.

While promoting his new film, The Midnight Sky, George Clooney's been sharing many stories about wife, Amal and their twins, Ella and Alexander.

Now, in a new interview with Stephen Colbert, the actor is sharing a tip with parents on how to get the kids to behave around Christmas time.

"At three years old, you're just trying to keep your kids in line in general, so I devised a way to get them to behave during this time," he told the talk show host.

"When they're asleep in the morning — they sleep in the same bedroom — they start to make noises, and you can hear the two of them getting at each other, and I stand outside the door, and I go 'Oh, hi Santa!' and then you hear Santa is there and he's like 'Ho ho ho!'" he said, giving his best Santa impression. "And I say, 'What are you doing here Santa?' and he says, 'Oh, I'm just making sure that the kids are being good kids.'"

He went on: "And you can hear them going, 'We are Santa! We are!' Then he leaves, and they come out, and they're unbelievably well behaved."

The actor, who previously shared a sweet exchange between himself and Alexander, went on to talk about "desperately trying" to prevent his kids from turning into "little Brits" - the family of four is currently staying in London.

"It's not a jumper it's a sweater, it's not the boot it's the trunk, it's not the pavement it's the sidewalk," he said.

"I have done everything to try to change their version of speaking with an English accent, and so they were writing out their note to Santa, and I said, 'Okay you write your note and then we're going to leave them cookies and milk, going to leave it right underneath the fireplace,'" George remembered telling his kids.

"And my son goes: 'No, it's milk and mince pie.'"  

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