12/24/2007 AT 12:00 PM EST
is just a big kid at heart.
"I like helicopters," Pitt, 44, said Monday morning, on Live with Regis and Kelly
, when asked about his favorite childhood holiday toy. "[I'm] going to try to push them on the kids."
This is the first year Pitt and partner Angelina Jolie
are celebrating Christmas with their adopted son, Pax, 4, from Vietnam. Pax will join sisters Zahara, 3, and Shiloh, 1, and brother Maddox, 6, in New Orleans.
"The Jolie-Pitts will be in one big assembly," Pitt said, when asked about the family's holiday plans, adding that they will be keeping the paparazzi at bay.
Pitt called this year their kids' "first introduction to Christmas," hoping that "they retain the memories" in years to come.
Celebrating with the kids would "reignite the excitement" he had for the holidays as a child, Pitt added.
The couple bought a home in New Orleans last spring, when Pitt was shooting The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
While there, Pitt and Jolie, 32, have worked to raise money for areas of New Orleans, where Hurricane Katrina left thousands of people displaced. Pitt's charity, Make It Right
, aims to build new houses for affected families.
"I'm telling you, it's cool," Pitt told Regis and Kelly. "It's really exciting."