It's a Wonderful Life: Daytime stars share holiday stories, memories, and wishes
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Stars of The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, and The Young and the Restless share some of their favorite Christmas traditions and memories -- and reveal the gifts they think their alter egos deserve.

'Tis the season to be jolly, and there's no better way to soak up the fun of the holidays than sharing a little yuletide cheer with your favorite daytime stars. What do actors from General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless think their characters should get for Christmas? What are some of their favorite holiday tunes? And which of the season's decorations make them feel cheery and bright? As a little holiday gift to you, soapcentral.com spoke with some of the genre's most beloved stars to find out.

Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber, GH)

Whether Elizabeth deserves it or not, what do you think she should get for Christmas?
Herbst: Elizabeth could use a nanny to keep track of her kids so they don't get kidnapped or run out the front door. Seriously, she needs to give her Gram a break!

Which holiday song is your favorite or speaks most to your heart, and why?
Herbst: Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas always sets the tone for the season!

What's your favorite holiday ornament or decoration? Why is it special to you?
Herbst: I love my light-up reindeer I put throughout the house. It's as if the forest creatures have come to play.


Sofia Pernas (Marisa Sierras, Y&R)

Whether Marisa deserves it or not, what do you think she should get for Christmas?
Pernas: I think Marisa needs a dog -- a cute, fluffy puppy!

Which holiday song is your favorite or speaks most to your heart, and why?
Pernas: Walking in a Winter Wonderland. I absolutely love it because it always puts me in the greatest of moods.


Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer, B&B)

Whether Liam deserves it or not, what do you think he should get for Christmas?
Clifton: A year of free therapy. No explanation needed!

Which holiday song is your favorite or speaks most to your heart, and why?
Clifton: Little Drummer Boy. I just love the idea that you can give a gift even when you have nothing.

What's your favorite holiday ornament or decoration? Why is it special to you?
Clifton: Growing up, there was a stuffed moose that I just really loved. It reminds me of childhood.


Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan, DAYS)

Whether Theresa deserves it or not, what do you think she should get for Christmas?
Lilley: A diamond engagement ring from Brady [Eric Martsolf]. All Theresa wants in life is Brady...I mean...a family.

Which holiday song is your favorite or speaks most to your heart, and why?
Lilley: I don't think I can possibly pick a favorite holiday song! I'm partial to Baby, It's Cold Outside because it's so fun, and it's close to my heart, because it was my introduction into the music world.

What's your favorite holiday ornament or decoration? Why is it special to you?
Lilley: I have a white and clear hand blown glass ornament that my aunt Lee gave me when I was in high school. It's so beautiful, it's a work of art, and it's from a woman I simply adore. Family is everything!


Richard Burgi (Paul Hornsby, GH)

Whether Paul deserves it or not, what do you think he should get for Christmas?
Burgi: Keys to a new house, with a humorous note of forgiveness from Tracy [Jane Elliot].

Which holiday song is your favorite or speaks most to your heart, and why?
Burgi: Silent Night. I love the symbology and the feelings in the message.

What's your favorite holiday ornament or decoration? Why is it special to you?
Burgi: The tree is so powerful in its beauty, fragrance, and resilience with fragility.


Jess Walton (Jill Foster, Y&R)

Whether Jill deserves it or not, what do you think she should get for Christmas?
Walton: For Christmas, Jill would like Billy [Burgess Jenkins], Cane [Daniel Goddard], Phillip [Thom Bierdz], and even Esther [Kate Linder] to move back into the mansion!

Which holiday song is your favorite or speaks most to your heart, and why?
Walton: I'll Be Home For Christmas by Frank Sinatra or Bing Crosby.

What's your favorite holiday ornament or decoration? Why is it special to you?
Walton: Christmas stockings that my mom made for my kids when they were little. They were red velvet with lace that were hung by the chimney with care, and they were beautiful!


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Brytni Sarpy (Valerie Spencer, GH)

Whether Valerie deserves it or not, what do you think she should get for Christmas?
Sarpy: Val could certainly use a house, lol. I think a little peace of mind and something solidifying in PC would do her some good.

Which holiday song is your favorite or speaks most to your heart, and why?
Sarpy: The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole. I grew up listening to it while decorating the tree as a kid. It's incredibly nostalgic for me. It's also beautiful; his voice was enchanting.

What's your favorite holiday ornament or decoration? Why is it special to you?
Sarpy: Well, this year I received a "Homer Simpson holding a donut" Minion. I adore Homer, donuts, and Minions... So, yeah -- pretty epic ornament!


Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy Forrester, B&B)

Whether Ivy deserves it or not, what do you think she should get for Christmas?
Brewer: Her own apartment, so random men (or cousins) don't wander into her bedroom!

Which holiday song is your favorite or speaks most to your heart, and why?
Brewer: Anything by Tony Bennett. I love that man! In my head, he's the ultimate grandfather.

What's your favorite holiday ornament or decoration? Why is it special to you?
Brewer: I love lights because they feel like Christmas to me.


Christopher Sean (Paul Narita, DAYS)

Whether Paul deserves it or not, what do you think he should get for Christmas?
Sean: I think getting Paul a dog would make his life so much better. Someone to love and play ball with.

Which holiday song is your favorite or speaks most to your heart, and why?
Sean: White Christmas always brings me a warm smile.

What's your favorite holiday ornament or decoration? Why is it special to you?
Sean: My favorite is the Christmas tree. Everyone sees its beauty and all the presents underneath it. It represents the holiday spirit.


Miles Gaston Villanueva (Luca Santori, Y&R)

Whether Luca deserves it or not, what do you think he should get for Christmas?
Villaneuva: A letter from his father that says, "I love you. I love Marisa. Let's work together to be a family." Luca's love life, family, and business relationships are in such turmoil. Ultimately, Luca would love the gift of peace.

Which holiday song is your favorite or speaks most to your heart, and why?
Villaneuva: I'll Be Home For Christmas, Michael Bublé's version. Being a busy and traveling actor, over the years, this song has always given me the hope of being able to come home and be with family for the holidays.

What's your favorite holiday ornament or decoration? Why is it special to you?
Sean: I love the Lady Angel we put on top of our tree. It's extra special to me because, being the youngest (and the tallest) in the family, I have always been given the task of crowning our tree with its beauty!


Vinessa Antoine (Jordan Ashford, GH)

Whether Jordan deserves it or not, what do you think she should get for Christmas?
Antoine: A love life!

Which holiday song is your favorite or speaks most to your heart, and why?
Antoine: So This is Christmas by John Lennon. My dad plays this every Christmas morning. Childhood memory. Love this song.

What's your favorite holiday ornament or decoration? Why is it special to you?
Antoine: The angel on top of the tree. We have had the same one since I was a child. My brother and I alternated years for which one of us got to put it on the top of the tree.


Martha Madison (Belle Black, DAYS)

Whether Belle deserves it or not, what do you think she should get for Christmas?
Madison: A shopping trip with Claire (Olivia Rose Keegan). Perhaps some retail therapy would help these two bond!

Which holiday song is your favorite or speaks most to your heart, and why?
Madison: I love It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...because it is!

What's your favorite holiday ornament or decoration? Why is it special to you?
Madison: I have a few special ornaments that were my mom's. Every time we decorate the tree, it's like a trip back in time.


Sean Carrigan (Ben "Stitch" Rayburn, Y&R)

Whether Stitch deserves it or not, what do you think he should get for Christmas?
Carrigan: A doppelgänger so he doesn't have to choose between Ashley [Eileen Davidson] and Abby [Melissa Ordway]!

Which holiday song is your favorite or speaks most to your heart, and why?
Carrigan: Jingle Bell Rock. It's always been a favorite song of mine. I love it.

What's your favorite holiday ornament or decoration? Why is it special to you?
Carrigan: I like seeing everyone "Deckin' the Halls" in my neighborhood. I like lots of Christmas lights on everyone's houses and in the front yards.


Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon Quartermaine, GH)

Whether Stitch deserves it or not, what do you think he should get for Christmas?
Watkins: Maybe a punching bag. Dillon seems pretty stressed over his live life, his dad, and his movie failing.

Which holiday song is your favorite or speaks most to your heart, and why?
Watkins: Silent Night. I always thought it was a beautiful song.

What's your favorite holiday ornament or decoration? Why is it special to you?
Watkins: I like holiday lights on street posts or around houses. There's something about everybody being able to enjoy driving by them that I think is cool and establishes a close community.

What would you get the above actors' characters for Christmas? And what are some of your favorite holiday songs and decorations? We want to hear from you -- and there are many ways you can share your thoughts.

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