Gift Guide 2018: Stars Share Their Favorite Christmas Memories and Holiday Shopping Inspiration

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Santa’s making his list and checking it twice… Maybe jolly old St. Nick was listening when these celebrities—and many others—told Parade about some of their favorite Christmas gifts from years gone by. Read all about it in Sunday’s issue!

Cabbage Patch Haircut
Kristen Bell of TV’s The Good Place remembers getting carried away with her new Cabbage Patch Kids Cornsilk doll. “I got so excited that she had real hair and I trimmed it,” she says. “I gave it a bob, then I gave it a crewcut, then I just buzzed it. I got carried away with the scissors. What can you do?”

Bang Bang!
Blue Bloods star Tom Selleck remembers a cowboy Christmas when he unwrapped “a Mattel two holster and pistol set of a Fanner 50, which was a cap gun.”

Grrrrrr!
Crazy Rich Asians movie star Constance Wu recalls the Christmas morning “when I was a kid,” she says, and she got “Rajah, the stuffed tiger from Aladdin.”

The Beat Goes On
John Stamos, who stars on Fuller House and also performs with the Beach Boys, doesn’t hesitate when asked about his favorite childhood gift. “A Tony the Tiger drum set. I still have the bass drum—in my music room.”

Blast Off!
“I got exactly what I wanted,” says Tim Allen, star of Last Man Standing. “A space station. It was a moon base, and top opened up and a missile fired out. Perfect—a razor-sharp, hard plastic missile that, of course, could put kids’ eyes out.”

Play Station
“When Nintendo came out,” says Jay Hernandez, star of Magnum P.I., “every kid wanted it. And when it was under the tree on Christmas morning, my brothers and sister and I lost our minds.”

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