By JENNIFER PEARSON
With just one day left until Christmas, Miley Cyrus and her fiance Liam Hemsworth both had a holiday mission.
The Hannah Montana star didn't just meet Santa on Christmas Eve, she took him home with her.
Miley was spotted leaving Rite-Aid in Studio City holding a Santa toy in her arms and wearing an ear-to-ear grin.
There was something quaint and antique about this Santa doll with his white wavy beard, red jacket and plaid pants, as well as a big pair of black boots.
It's easy to see why Miley was so taken with this Santa, who carried a festive Merry Christmas sign, and was almost as big as Miley herself.
The 20-year-old singer sported her punk rock platinum hair and wore animal print jeans and black ballet flats.
A cosy black knit top and thick black leather jacket kept Miley warm on this drizzly day.
No doubt Liam would have a spirited surprise waiting at home for him.
Miley's main squeeze was spotted on the same day at Whole Foods in Santa Monica, buying groceries with his brother Chris Hemsworth and Chris' wife of two years Elsa Pataky and their baby girl.
It looked like they were stocking up for winter judging by the numerous shopping bags.
Liam, 22, looked handsomely rugged in black knit top, grey cap and black jeans as he pushed his cart to their waiting vehicle.
Chris, star of Thor, helped put all the grocery bags in the back of their SUV and it took some organising skill.
Spanish actress Elsa stood by and watched, cradling their daughter India Rose, who was born earlier this year.
Miley, meanwhile, is excited to be spending Christmas with Liam, who proposed in June with a 3.5 carat diamond ring.
On Sunday she posted a picture of herself next to the fire, tweeting: 'The weather outside is frightful... but the fire soooo delightful.'