JON GOSSELIN won’t be seeing his kids for Xmas- they’ve chosen their very own Octo-mum KATE.

The children are now old enough to choose for themselves and guess what –= they want to spend Xmas with showbiz mama Kate, RadarOnline.com reported.

"They're at the age now where we ask them," Kate said

"So they basically dictate it and they want to be home Christmas and the days surrounding it."

Kate, 37, who has primary custody, explained that since her split with Jonin 2009 the children typically spend Christmas Eve with their dad, but not this year — Kate will be celebrating the holidays with her 12-year-old twins and 8-year-old sextuplets solo.

"Mady and Cara are so cute; they shop for each other with their own money and they hide in the store from each other," Kate said.

"They're so fun just to take shopping because they genuinely really think through what the other wants."

Hinting that the Gosselin kids don't believe in Santa Claus, Kate said she tries her best to give the children what's on their lists.

"We don't do Santa, but they give me the list, and they have really really big requests and I really really work really hard to honor them.

“ The littlest ones want iPods and all this stuff, and I'm just like, 'Oh my gosh,'" Kate said.

"All that electronic equipment is so expensive. I'm trying to explain to them, 'If that's on your list then please understand there's not going to be, like, a two-hour opening session.' They're at the age where you have to explain that.

“You really have to do a disclaimer at the beginning before opening."

i.e. you’re NOT seeing Daddy Jon.