Madonna and Sean Penn to spend Christmas together...ho ho ho.

The 'Material Girl' singer recently went on a charity trip to Haiti with the 53-year-old actor, to whom she was married between 1985 and 1989, and it's thought the pair may be rekindling their romance as she recently split from her boyfriend of three years.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "She needs someone who is more of an equal. She needs to be challenged, which Sean does.

"Sean and Madonna now want to see each other over Christmas and Madonna's even considering getting a place out in Haiti. They're in touch non-stop. Friends are joking they'll be remarried by this time next year."

Madonna, 55, was reportedly urged to split from Brahim, 25, after getting spiritual advice at the Kabbalah Centre in New York City.

The source added: "The leaders there told her to finish it, saying Brahim's energy is not right for her at the moment and that she needs someone older.

"Brahim was good for her for a while, as she needed someone young and fun with no strings attached."

The 'Hung Up' hitmaker and actor Sean spent some time together in Haiti last month when she toured the country to see the relief work achieved in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in 2010.