Soap Opera Star 2010 Christmas Interviews
Soap opera stars share their Christmas plans and discuss favorite Christmas movies.
Christine Fix asked Molly Burnett (Melanie Kiriakis, Days of our Lives) what she has planned for Christmas this year. Molly discusses her plans, a family tradition and her favorite Christmas movie. “I plan on going home and sitting in front of the fire with my family. My family and I get white Russians at The Brown Palace on Christmas Eve after the candle light service. So much fun!”
Molly’s fave Christmas movie? “Chevy Chase in “Christmas Vacation.” Easy.” She tells us her favorite part. “When they’re trying to cut down the tree and Ellen goes, “Clark, Audrey’s frozen from the waist down,” and Clarke says, (like my dad used to) “That’s all part of the experience, honey.”
Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina Corinthos Davis, General Hospital) told Christine Fix, “Traditionally we always spent Christmas with my Nana in Oklahoma but last year after her death we decided to spend it with an exchange student of ours from France. After our Italian exchange student and his family’s visit to us in California this summer they invited us to do the same again this Christmas especially now that we’ve sold our home in Ok and haven’t purchased one here in CA yet. We hosted over a dozen exchange students in Oklahoma so we could make that our new Christmas tradition for quite a while.” [laughs]
Lexi’s favorite Christmas movie? “How the Grinch stole Christmas,” and Lexi tells us her favorite quote. “He puzzled and puzzled ‘til his puzzler was sore, then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a ‘lil bit more.”
Casey Diedrick (Chad Peterson-Woods, Days of our Lives) tells Christine Fix, “For Christmas I’m flying home to Colorado to play in the snow. Thinking of having a mountain day and hit the slopes on my snowboard.” His traditions? “My traditions include unwrapping all the gifts on Christmas Eve, then re-wrapping them because I’m too excited. We always have a big Christmas Eve feast, that end up being left-overs for the remainder of the holidays.”
When asked what Casey’s favorite Christmas movie was he couldn’t pick just one. "Elf," "Home Alone 1 and 2," "The Santa Clause," and "Jingle All the Way." "Gotta love Arnold!" His favorite quote from "Elf," Miles Finch: "Call me Elf, one more time!" Buddy The Elf: "He's an angry Elf."
Lori Wilson also spoke with Ronnie Marmo (Ronnie Dimestico, General Hospital) about his plans for Christmas…"I am going to stay home and spend Christmas with my family. My biggest plans are to teach my three-year-old Rosalie all about Christmas. We are gonna write Santa a note and leave cookies out for him. We are also going to teach her the spirit of giving. Those are pretty much my plans for Christmas."
Ronnie loves Christmas movies and tells Lori, "At this moment I would have to say "It's a Wonderful Life." She asked his fave quote from the movie which was a stumper! "So many great quotes but here is ONE of my favorites! Ha!"
George Bailey: "What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary."
Mary: "I'll take it. Then what?"
George Bailey: "Well, then you can swallow it, and it'll all dissolve, see... and the moonbeams would shoot out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair... am I talking too much?"
Denise Vasi (Randi, All My Children) tells Lori Wilson, "My plans for Christmas are the same year after year. No matter where in the world I am, I always come home to celebrate the holiday with my family. After Christmas Eve dinner we play a Greek game called "Parta Ola" which translates to "take it all." It’s a spinning top game from Greece, traditionally played around Christmas and New Years. When your spin lands on "Parta Ola" you "take" the entire pot. We play for quarters at home. Once the clock strikes midnight it is officially Christmas and we open our gifts."
Amy Mistretta asked John Wesley Shipp (ex-Eddie Ford, One Life To Live) about his Christmas plans. "My plans for Christmas are to surround myself with family and friends in Atlanta, enjoy the beautiful Christmas music and worship at Oakhurst Baptist where my sister is Minister of Music, take time to reflect on the hits and misses of the last year, and prepare myself for a creative, healthy, successful 2011! We decorate....using ornaments that resonate with meaning all the way back through my parents' childhood. It's so cool!"
John shared his favorite Christmas movie. "A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (the George C. Scott version), favorite quote from the novel: "This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased."
Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer, One Life To Live) also told Amy, "I look forward every Christmas going to my Catskill home in the mountains. My cousins from Atlanta come up between Christmas and New Year's to ski and have fun. I love the holidays... and I always decorate. It's not Christmas without the decorations."
Kassie also tells Amy her favorite Christmas movie. "I love "A Christmas Story." It always makes me smile."
Soaps.com wishes all of the actors and crew of the soap operas a very merry holiday season filled with love and good health. Feel free to read our Top 12 most memorable Soap Opera Christmases and have a happy New Year!