How Scarlett Johansson Maintains Her Figure Over the Holidays

What the stunning actress does before the holidays to stay in shape.

— -- The holidays are the one time of the year everyone throws caution to the wind and eats whatever they want while getting together with friends and family.

But the actress, 30, does have a plan of action on how to stay in shape, especially after welcoming a baby girl Rose with husband Romain Dauriac earlier this year.

"I make sure I hit the gym a lot before the holidays," the "Avengers" star told People magazine. "Then I don’t feel guilty about overindulging!"

Johansson also dished about her family's holiday traditions and what makes the time so special.

"The smell of rice pud­ding always reminds me of the holidays. My father makes a traditional Danish pudding with a cherry sauce that is totally decadent and delicious," she said. "And, my family cooks a Christmas pudding every year that is like a tapioca sort of a pudding with a cherry sauce, warm fruit sauce. It cooks like for the entire day before and the entire house smells like vanilla, because the recipe calls for fresh vanilla."

Finally, she reveled her favorite movie to watch during the break.

"My favorite holiday movie is 'Home Alone 2,' believe it or not!" she added.