Q&A: "Christmas in the City" Cast
Photo Credit: Charles Christopher
From cocoa and candy canes to sweet potato pie, find out more about Ashanti and Shanola Hampton's holiday traditions in this exclusive Q&A, and catch the all-star cast in the world premiere of “Christmas in the City,” Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8.7c.
What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Ashanti: cocoa and candy canes! My mom makes hot cocoa on Christmas Eve and we dip our candy canes in it until they melt then we sing our song, "Cocoa and Candy Canes" --- the best cocoa EVER!
Shanola Hampton: My favorite holiday tradition is the Christmas Eve party at my Grandmother's house! The entire family is there, it's always loud, and we play grab bag.
What's your favorite holiday song?
SH: My favorite Christmas song is "O Holy Night."
A: A song I wrote on my first Christmas Album: “It's Christmas Time Again.”
What holiday dish does your family make every year?
A: Turkey and chicken roast plus all the side dishes!
SH: Every year we have sweet potato pie. My favorite is when the crust is on the top, too.
What's your fondest childhood holiday memory?
A: My Super Mario Bros. pink Nintendo watch I got when I was 8 years old!
Are you on the naughty or nice list this year?
SH: I am definitely not on the naughty list...THIS year
What is your holiday wish this year?
A: Good health, peace and prosperity!
SH: My holiday wish this year is simple...joy and happiness.
What are your holiday traditions? Share them below.