Interviews with the soap stars: Holiday Plans!
"For Christmas we always bake kolachkis which is a polish cookie made with ice cream in the batter and then some hot jam in the center...they're delicious, we always plan on giving it to people but we usually eat them all before they even make it to a plate. And then there's the gifts...we always and I mean ALWAYS video tape us opening gifts...my dad swears he sends it to his sisters family so they can feel like the spent Christmas with us. But I think he keeps them to entertain us many years later. Last year we actually watched some videos from when I was like seven, man was I a bossy little brat! It's funny to watch yourself when you're little. This year I'm hoping to break tradition and go somewhere with the family for the holidays. We'll actually all have the same vacation days so I want to take the family to either Australia or Hawaii, someplace warm and sunny! So we'll see. Otherwise, it'll be the 'same ol' same ol'' which when it comes to my family isn't so bad! We always manage to keep ourselves entertained."
Rick Springfield (Dr. Noah Drake General Hospital) shares his love of Halloween, and Christmas, with Soaps.com
GH editor, Julie Clark Robinson. From another interview, Julie asks, speaking of holidays, what is your favorite? Do you have a favorite memory or tradition that you'd like to share with your fans? Rick tells Julie, "I love Halloween. I like the slightly dark vibe of having it a national holiday - plus the free candy!"
He shares some Christmas memories, "When I was a kid, I always asked that my birthday presents be wrapped in brown paper and my Christmas presents be wrapped in really bright Christmas paper. I'm sure there is some psychological meaning to it but I still like that!"
Bryton McClure (Devon HamiltonY&R) shared one of his most memorable holiday moments with Soaps.com's Editor-in-Chief, Christine Fix.
"I think Christmas stands out the most for me, because literally since I was born, my family has had a tradition of spending Christmas Eve at Gloria and Ernie's house (my God-parents) All of our friends would stop by at some point throughout the night to exchange gifts and eat some of Ernie's now famous, homemade tamales. It was like the ultimate Christmas house. And most of the time we would get back home real, real late, or I should say, early Christmas morning and my parents would let me open a few presents without waiting until the sun came up." ___________
In a recent interview, Soaps.com's ex-Fashion House) Contributing Editor and Soaps Journalist, Shannon Burrell asked Joel Berti, (William Chandler Fashion House) "How do you usually spend your Christmas?"
Joe says, For the past 5 years I have stayed in California because my girlfriend's family lives here, but now that I'm single I'm gonna go back East to New York and celebrate with family there. When asked if he had a favorite Christmas memory he wanted to share with fans, he says, I remember that I got a go-cart one year.that was really cool," to which Shannon replies, All guys remember their first go-cart, that's for sure!
No matter what you celebrate, all of us here at Soaps.com wishes you a Happy Holiday.
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Christmas with the Soap Stars!
Happy Holidays from all of us here at Soaps.com!
Soaps.com’s ex-Fashion House) Editor and Soap Journalist, Shannon Burrell talks holidays with Days of Our Lives’ Eileen Galindo, who plays Beverly Healy. Shannon asks Eileen what holidays she is celebrating this year.
Eileen tells Shannon, Oh Christmas! You know, our family has a tradition that’s been going on for at least 50 years now. It used to be at my Great Uncle’s (who has passed on now), but through the years different people (cousins etc) have taken it on. On Christmas Eve (Noche Buena) we roast a huge pig in a pit. They (the men) start at 5 in the morning and they roast this huge pig and the women all make the sides (the rice, the beans, the fresh bread.) etc. We set up tables in my cousin’s garage and usually anywhere from 50-75 people show.
Shannon comments “Wow! That’s going to be a busy one! and Eileen goes on to talk family.Yeah. It’s great too because you get to see the cousins that you haven’t seen in a year and the kids that they bring and you are like ‘Who the heck is that?’ She tells Shannon that the main course is to be a roast pork, boasting that “The Cuban roast pork is the best and lots of eggnog!” Some laughter ensues and Shannon agrees, “What’s a holiday without the eggnog? Eileen admits that the holidays are for family for her. She shares her holiday wish for the fans out there.”I wish them [the fans] a lot of drama in their lives!” More laughter from both Shannon and Eileen and he agrees that it’s the perfect holiday wish for them.
Matthew Morrison (ex-Adam Hughes, As the World Turns) recently spoke with ATWT Contributing Editor, Misti Sandefur. Misti asks Matthew, “With the holidays looming, can you tell your fans how you’ll be celebrating the holidays this year?” Matthew responds, “This Christmas I will be in St. Louis with my girlfriend (Chrishell Stause from All My Children) and her family!”
Christine Fix (Editor-in-Chief; Soaps.com) had the opportunity to ask Adrian Bellani (Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald, Passions about his Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions.
Adrian Bellani told Soaps.com’s Editor in Chief, Christine Fix, about how he celebrates Christmas. “Christmas and New Years were rough when I was growing up. My parents got divorced when I was 10, so these holidays were split up. Usually it was Christmas with my mother and New Years with my father. It was hard going back and forth, or deciding who we wanted to spend what holiday with. As far as Christmas, same deal as thanksgiving including the food. (I previously interviewed him about Thanksgiving.) We all got together at my grandfathers and had a really late Latino dinner (around 10 pm) lots and lots of fireworks are going off, very noisy and not a typical Christmas. When the clock strikes 12, that’s when all the fireworks go off, and we begin to open presents (as a family). For some reason I thought everybody partied on Christmas, but apparently not. Around 1:30am anyone over the age of 16 has an excuse to go out until sunrise. And that is what we did. My brother and I would always go together. We would stop by at my dads, give him a kiss and then go out. We came home around 6-7am and find presents on our bed. Despite everything, Santa Clause knew I was a good boy!”
As she told Soaps.com, previously, “Every year I usually spend Thanksgiving and Christmas with my immediate family which would consist of my sister Jessica, my Mom, my dad, and the now, four dogs. It’s usually just the four of us unless it’s our year with grandma; she tries to alternate every year with each side of the family ‘to be fair.'” She goes on to entertain me with her thoughts on Christmas!