After a whirlwind year filled with the delights and distractions of daily life, the best part of the holiday season is being able to wind down at home while soaking up time with family and friends. Here, Estée Lauder spokesmodel Kendall Jenner shares what she loves most about this celebratory time of year.
How will you be spending the holidays this year? What are you most looking forward to?
I will be in Los Angeles surrounded by my family and friends. I cannot wait until Christmas music starts playing—or when it’s acceptable to listen to it—because I’m ready!
What do the holidays mean to you?
It’s a time to spread love and give back. This is my most favorite time of the year. I am an absolute geek for anything Christmas or festive!
Do you have a family tradition you take part in every year?
We have an annual Christmas Eve party at my mom’s house. We invite everyone we know to eat and drink and actually be merry! Want to come?
What is the most memorable gift you’ve ever received?
I think being lucky enough to wake up with the people I love will always be the best memory for me. That may sound cheesy, but it’s honest.
What is #1 on your wish list this year?
I must say, I am so completely blessed and have everything I could ever want and more. My #1 would be to continue to laugh and smile every day.
Are you a last-minute kind of shopper, or do you like to plan ahead?
Keep in mind that I have a HUGE family, so even when I do plan ahead, I’m down to the wire. Luckily my new It List kit will make gifting easier this year.
Describe your perfect holiday celebration.
Being surrounded by all the people I love, laughing and watching holiday movies! With that said, I also absolutely adore being in the kitchen cooking or baking. If you want to find me, check a kitchen.
What do you always make sure to have with you for every party?
I always have a red lipstick with me—I’m so excited that Restless, the Envy Lipstick shade I created, is back for the holidays in my It List kit! It’s the perfect party shade.
Now for the Estée Stories holiday speed round…
Favorite holiday song:
I love all Christmas music forever! Hard to pick just one.
Favorite holiday scent:
Modern Muse Le Rouge Gloss.
Favorite holiday food:
Sweet potato soufflé.
Favorite holiday movie:
The Grinch…when his little heart grows!
Real tree or fake tree?
Snow: Love it or dread it?
Gift shopping: Online or in-store?
Twinkle lights: Colorful or all white?
Eggnog or hot chocolate?
Hot chocolate, but only when my mom makes it!