Here are some of her favorite holiday memories:
Did you believe in Santa Claus as a child?
Yes, for a long period of time until my family told me he wasn’t real. I did have my doubts though, at the time.
What is your first Christmas memory?
When I was 4 when I found out what Christmas was really about.
What was the best gift you ever got?
Cellphone. I didn’t have a phone before then and I think all of my friends already had one.
What was the worst gift you ever got?
The Easy-Bake Oven. The food wasn’t all that.
What is one family tradition you will carry on when you start a family?
Everyone sleeping over at my mom’s house and then waking up on Christmas Day together.
When do you start listening to Christmas music: the start of November or a few days before Dec. 25?
Right after Thanksgiving.
What is the one song that makes it feel like the holidays?[starts singing] “Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.”
What is your go-to holiday movie?
I like Home Alone. That’s one I always watch before Christmas.
What is your favorite part of The 12 Days of Christmas?[starts singing] “Nine ladies dancing, eight maids a milking …”
What is the one dish you have to have for it to feel like Christmas?
I have to have my grandmother’s chicken dressing.
What is your least favorite holiday side dish?
I hate candied yams.
Do you unwrap gifts, on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
One gift on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas Day.