Celebrity joy & holiday traditions


The joys of the holidays come with gifts, family and most definitely traditions. Whether you have long lasting traditions with your family or are wanting to start new ones, these celebrity joys and traditions could give you a few ideas for this season’s festivities.

“The View’s” co-host, Whoopi Goldberg has struck “gold” with her original creations and concepts. Perhaps there are more famous designers out there, but who could be a more suitable designer for an ugly holiday sweater collection than Whoopi?

Goldberg, age 60, is the self-expressed queen of the ugly fashions, and she has collaborated with Lord & Taylor on an exclusive collection of wool, cashmere and alpaca sweaters, featuring both white and black Santa’s and an octopus/menorah hybrid, now available for $139 each. If you happen to be in Manhattan over the holidays, Lord & Taylor has a window dedicated to the must-have sweaters at its flagship store.

The joys of the holidays are a giving time for celebrity couple, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness. “We make w, which is an Australian tradition,” the “X-Men” actor’s wife has stated. “We host all the Christmas orphans. So anyone who’s alone — we host them!”

Actress/producer Eva Longoria enjoys the holidays because it brings out her love of cooking. “The tradition is that I always cook. I fry the turkey and I make all the sides. For Christmas we do tamales, which is very different and unique. That’s always fun because it’s like an assembly line at work!”

Ne-Yo, the R&B crooner says “Christmas is a lot different now than before I had kids. We are up at the crack of dawn because that’s when my kids wake up,” he adds. “I spend about three hours trying to open the packaging. Do you realize how hard it is to open toys?”

Local events around the mid-Michigan area should keep you and your family full of activities. What are some of your joys over the holidays? Perhaps some of these celebrity shares have inspired you to create and start a tradition of your own.

Taylor Kelsaw

Taylor Kelsaw

Taylor Kelsaw started his career in San Francisco, Calif. more than 30 years ago and has since worked on many highly rated television shows including “Oprah” and “Live with Regis and Kelly.” He loves to paint, sing, act and being the proud parent of three lovely children.

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