“My mom passed close to Christmas, so it’s … not the best time. But she always loved Christmas, so I have a lot of good memories of her.”
“Buying toys for my kids is the best thing and the worst thing. The crowds and traffic is not my favorite thing, but it’s worth it.”
“My family doesn’t exchange gifts so I don’t have to deal with that. I guess it would be the food. I love eating. And my family, of course.”
“The whole thing’s become too commercial. … We can’t even say Christmas anymore. I would say going to church on Christmas Eve is my favorite.”
Compiled by Cynthia Gibson at the Los Angeles Convention Center.