The Not-So-Rough Guide to Celebmas; Caribbean Factor: Simon Cowell and Terri Seymour

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THE HOMEBODIES

WHILE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is a Christmas-time regular at the Hilton resort onRangali Island in the Maldives where he enjoys snorkelling and swimming, thisyear he is staying closer to home.

The music legend is spending Christmas Day in the UK with four-year-olddaughter Beatrice.

McCartney is planning a family Christmas at his Peasmarsh estate in WestSussex, along with children Heather, Mary, Stella and James.

Paul has another reason to be near homehe is about to become a grandfather again.

Mum-of-two Stella (Miller, two, and Bailey, one) is expecting her third childwith husband Alasdhair Willis around Christmas Day.

Paul's ex-wife HEATHER MILLS is expected to be nearby. The former model owns ahome just 15 miles down the road from the McCartney estate and will undoubtedlywant time with her little girl as well.

Shortly after the festive period, Heather is rumoured to be heading off to herholiday home in Slovenia for a winter break.

Despite their recent move to LA, VICTORIA and DAVID BECKHAM (pictured) arecoming home to England for Christmas. The pair are planning a typically Beckhamoverthe-top celebration with their three children and families.

Currently in the middle of her Spice Girls world tour, Victoria has the weekoff, and the Beckham brood will be staying in their mansion in Sawbridgeworth,Herts.

Sons Brooklyn, eight, Romeo, five, and two-year old Cruz will be joined byVictoria's parents Tony and Jackie, along with her sister Louise and David'smother, Sandra.

MADONNA will be spending Christmas in London, with husband Guy Ritchie,daughter, Lourdes, 11, and sons Rocco, seven, and David Banda, two.

But don't look for any extravagant presents under their tree. Ritchie recentlysaid: 'We cancelled Christmas a few years ago. Stopped all the presents.

And ever since, we are actually enjoying it.' Ritchie later admitted that thechildren are allowed three presents each.

Macrobiotic queen Madonna will be treating herself to sugar. The superstarindulges in her favourite Cartmels sticky toffee pudding just on Christmasmorning. Yet, in true Madonna fashion, she still does a workout on ChristmasDay.

Madonna is also rumoured to be taking her brood to Africa for a post-Christmastrip to Malawi, where she is hinted to be considering adopting another baby.

Football star WAYNE ROONEY will be spending Christmas Day with fiancee ColeenMcLoughlin at her parents' home in Huyton, Liverpool.

However, she won't be seeing too much of the Manchester United star, as Rooneyhas a tough day.

With 8.30am training scheduled for Christmas morning, he will also be leavingthat evening for an away match in Sunderland on Boxing Day..

THE ISLAND-HOPPERS

FOR many celebs, fleeing grey English weather and heading for the sun is anannual tradition. Music mogul SIMON COWELL jets off to the Caribbean eachChristmas. Cowell flies his family first-class to Barbados each year for theholiday and no expense is spared. The X Factor judge will pick up the tab forthe fortnight that he, his mother Julie, his brother Nicholas and Nicholas'swife Katie Aylwin will spend in the Sandy Lane hotel. Simon also regularlyinvites ex-girlfriend and former Page 3 girl Jackie St Claire, as well ascurrent squeeze Terri Seymour (his companion for the past three years) for theglamorous trip.

Waking The Dead actor TREVOR EVE owns a home in Barbados and each year walksalong the shoreline on Christmas Day. Eve is joined by his actress wife, SharonMaughan, and adult children Alice and Jack.

Also spotted on the island every year at Christmas is MICHAEL WINNER, who staysat Sandy Lane with his partner Geraldine Lynton-Edwards. Winner says that thisyear he is 'dithering over whether to pay [pounds sterling]150,000 for a private plane to andfrom Barbados for the holiday or slum it with other Virgin passengers in UpperClass return at [pounds sterling]3,996'. …