JH: Get EVERYTHING prepared ahead of time — I mean everything. Set the table, create the centerpieces, bake the pies, prep the veggies and casseroles, pull out all of the pots and pans you’ll need, et cetera.
TG: Best dish to bring to a wintertime potluck?
JH: I always like bringing a dessert, because people seem to forget about it when they choose their own dish. Something like a warm apple pie or a bread pudding paired with a warm holiday drink.
TG: Favorite store or site to buy a holiday dress?
TG: Tips for making holiday decor classy and not tacky?
JH: I try to keep everything white and classic. I’m not a huge fan of a tacky Christmas so like to keep my decorations neutral and add in pops of colour here and there with the help of real wreaths and garlands.
TG: Favorite holiday tradition?
JH: Having a sleepover with all of my cousins and family members on Christmas Eve!
TG: No. 1 thing on your Christmas wish list?
JH: I’m not asking for anything this year. I hate Christmas being all about presents. I just want everyone to be happy, healthy and relax!
TG: How do you give back around the holidays?
JH: I sponsor a family for Christmas (this year I want to sponsor more than one) and I try my best to donate as much as possible to the Food Bank so that as many bellies are as full as possible.
TG: Favorite must-watch holiday movie?
JH: I love all of the Christmas movies and the original versions — I know, I’m old and vintage.
TG: Will you make a New Years resolution?
JH: Of course I will… how long I will stick to it is the real question, haha.