Whether it’s trimming the tree, making treats for the family, or simply returning to your favorite hometown spot with friends, the holidays are a time for relishing traditions. Accordingly, we asked some of our favorite tastemakers, including Lauren Conrad and Emily Ratajkowski, what they love most about this time of year. It turns out they love the festive season just as much as we do!
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Model & Actress
"Taking a long walk in the countryside back home in the UK with my family and dogs, then stopping off at the pub after for Christmas drinks."
Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor, DJ
"Leaving cookies and milk out for my little brother and sister! Although they're getting a bit old now..."
Chloe Sevigny, Actress
"This is really romantic and kind of corny, but my mom and I would always go to a Christmas tree farm in Connecticut and cut down our own tree. I just like spending time with her, being out on the farms, and doing the drive in Connecticut, because it’s so pretty."
Emily Ratajkowski, Model & Actress
"My parents and I decorate the tree, put on old Christmas music, and bust out the boxes of ornaments. We remember which one we got where. It’s really fun."
Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Actress
"I started a family tradition once Everly was born of wearing matching Christmas onesies and taking lots of embarrassing pictures—dogs and all! I also love watching a fun holiday movie on Christmas Eve."
Juno Temple, Actress
"It’s a great time of year for me, because I know I’m going to be with my family. Anything that involves them over the holidays is the best!"
Kate Bosworth, Actress
"My husband makes cinnamon rolls on Christmas Eve. He is a baker, he loves the science and slight artistic approach to it. They are my favorite—crazy good!"
Kirsten Dunst, Actress
"We are trimming the tree at my mom’s, and I love that. I love the holidays in general, it’s my favorite time of year. I just like picking out and decorating the tree."
Lauren Conrad, Designer
"Spending time with my family."
Krysten Ritter, Actress
"Often I will go to the movies on Christmas Day and spend time with family and friends."
Nikki Reed, Actress
"My favorite holiday tradition obviously involves food! Some of my favorite memories are of my mother cooking enchiladas for our entire neighborhood (almost enough to feed a small country). She has now mastered the art of creating the perfect "vegan enchilada," because neither of her kids eat dairy!"
Whitney Port, Designer
"My favorite tradition is now going to Vermont with my fiance's family and spending the holidays with them. We have a white Christmas, which includes snuggling, watching movies by the fire, opening Secret Santa presents, and honestly, just getting to lay low and not get out of my PJs!"
Kerris Dorsey, Actress
"My family and I go to the Long Beach Marina and we take part in the Christmas boat parade! All of the boats are decorated with lights and it's so beautiful to see the colors reflecting on the water."
What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Tell us below!