Traditionally, Simon Cowell flies to Barbados to spend Christmas in the sun, sipping cocktails and surrounded by close friends and beautiful women.
According to the Daily Star, this year he has invited his X Factor protege Leona Lewis to spend Christmas on board his private yacht in the sun, but apparently the 'Trouble' singer has politely turned down the offer so she can be with her boyfriend, dancer Dennis Jauch, 24.
Fun in the sun for Mr. Cowell (WENN)
A friend of Leona's told the Daily Star that: "Things are getting really serious with Dennis."
The pair had split, but apparently are now back together.
Leona is probably in need of a good Christmas, after her latest single 'Lovebird' bombed and failed to make it into the top 200 singles, after selling less than 600 copies following insufficient promotion.
Meanwhile it's both business and pleasure for Cowell, as whilst he's on the Island he will be apparently holding talks with Rihanna to be an X Factor judge.