Courtney Cox having an 'Irish Christmas' with Guinness, salmon and (black) pudding

Courteney Cox is planning a "traditional Irish Christmas".

Courtney Cox having an 'Irish Christmas' with Guinness, salmon and (black) pudding

Courteney Cox is planning a "traditional Irish Christmas".

The former 'Friends' star is planning to celebrate the festive season with fiance Johnny McDaid and his extended family and is planning to pull out all the stops to fit in with their customs.

A source said: "Courteney and David had only started dating last December and spent the holidays apart.

"So this is their first Christmas together and Courteney is eager to go big.

"She's invited all of Johnny's Irish family to join them. She wants a traditional Irish day and is planning to bake an Irish Christmas cake with Guinness, Irish soda bread with smoked salmon and black pudding."

As well as the Snow Patrol star and his family, Courteney has also invited her ex-husband David Arquette, his fiancee Christina McLarty and their eight-month-old son Charlie to join the festivities for the sake of their nine-year-old daughter Coco.

The source added to Closer magazine: "Courteney wants Coco to spend the day with both her parents so she's told David and Christina they are welcome for Christmas dinner and is hoping they can make it."

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