Overheard: What Celebs Say About Christmas
"It should be cold, you should be bundled up. You shouldn't be wearing a tanktop and flip flops." Actress Christina Applegate looks forward to a having a white Christmas every year.
"Scrooge was the first corporate scumbag and so, in this time where all our constructs are breaking down because of greed and selfishness, this story is very pressing right now. I don't think I've ever been in a place where Christmas wasn't celebrated. I hate to miss Christmas." Jim Carrey, who plays Charles Dickens' literary miser in Disney's new stop-motion movie A Christmas Carol.
"I really liked it when my uncles would dress up and pretend they were Santa, when I knew they weren't. Throughout the years I couldn't wait to see which uncle was going to try to pull it off. That's the tradition I remember." Model-turned-actress Jenny McCarthy recalls her favorite Christmas memories.
"Elton's on the Academy Awards committee and I'm on the BAFTA committee, we get sent DVD screeners of all the latest films that have come out - so we spend a lot of time watching those." David Furnish and Elton John spend the holidays watching movies.
"It's hilarious. When the kids were little he used to go, 'Ho ho ho,' and he even had his own bells." Sharon Osbourne reveals her rocker husband Ozzy used to dress up as Santa on Christmas Day.
"Easy stuff like D'Angelo, Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke. Ne-Yo - he's lighthearted and not offensive. And a little Christmas music - I think Run DMC did a Christmas album, so did Snoop (Dogg)." Rapper 50 Cent reveals his festive playlist.
"Everyone gets a stocking - I even hang up little ones for the 17 dogs. I fill them with treats like new coats and bacon bits." Sharon Osbourne makes sure the whole family is included on Christmas Day.
"I don't like that presents are expected at Christmas. I'd rather buy something as a surprise just anytime - I think that's nicer." Rocker Ozzy Osbourne isn't a fan of festive gifts.
"Top of the list is 'The Christmas Song' by Nat King Cole. But don't go forgetting 'Santa Claus Goes to the Ghetto' by Snoop, Nate Dogg and Daz. It wouldn't be the season of goodwill without my own 'A Pimp's Christmas Song' featuring Bishop Don 'Magic' Juan either. I'm even partial to a little 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' by Mariah Carey too." Snoop Dogg's favorite Christmas songs include his own tracks.
"It's Frank Sinatra who reminds me of Christmas. During the school holidays, I used to work behind the bar in my dad's restaurant and he'd always play Sinatra records. So that association is very strong for me." Pop star Gerorge Michael feels festive when hears records by Ol' Blue Eyes.
Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" is the most recorded holiday song of all time with over 500 versions in several languages.
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