Nicole recently made her first visit back to Australia to visit her family since her June wedding. But just because she was on vacation doesn't mean she couldn't take some time out for others. While in her hometown, she shared her Christmas spirit with 400 patients at the Sydney Children's Hospital by paying for all the kids to attend a private screening of her animated film Happy Feet. Here's more:

"It's just lovely to be able to do something for the children," said Nicole. The 39-year-old actress, whose husband Keith Urban is undergoing rehab back in the US, added: "It puts life in perspective."

Nicole, who was accompanied to the special event by her daughter Isabella, has been catching up with her sister Antonia and parents during her low-key visit. And the Cold Mountain star took a trip down memory lane when she attended a matinee performance at her old acting school, the Australian Theatre For Young People.

She is also believed to have a meeting planned with famed Aussie director Baz Luhrman, to talk about their upcoming movie project The Australian, co-starring Hugh Jackman. Work commitments wrapped up, she's expected to fly back to her and Keith's marital home in Nashville, Tennessee, to spend Christmas with the country singer.

It sounds like Nicole is thinking of great ways to stay positive while Keith is finishing up rehab. It's good to know they'll be back together soon.