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Justin Bieber: 'I never believed in Santa Claus'

While we're all gearing up to spend Christmas 'round the tree, singing carols and chugging eggnog, spare a thought for Justin Bieber.

While we're all gearing up to spend Christmas 'round the tree, singing carols and chugging eggnog, spare a thought for Justin Bieber.

The 17-year-old pop star has revealed that he never spent a Christmas Eve awaiting the man in the big red suit, because, well, his mum didn't allow it!

"My mum always told me there wasn't a Santa," he said. "She thought if I grew up knowing about Santa then finding out he wasn't real, that it would be like she was lying to me."

And instead of opening presents from Santa left under the tree, the Biebers opted for a unique gift exchange.

"We played a game on Christmas Day where everyone brought a girl gift and a boy gift. You roll the dice and if you get doubles, you get to pick a present and if you don't, it's the next person's turn.

"Then, the next time you roll doubles you get to choose someone else's present and switch," he explains. "One time I really wanted a Game Boy but I ended up with pots and pans, which was disappointing. I think I gave them to my mom."

This year, Justin is excited to return to Canada to enjoy Christmas Eve dinner with his mum's side, and then Christmas lunch with his dad and younger siblings.

Do you and your family have a different tradition, too? Let us know in the comments below!