'Tis The Season!

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The weather outside is frightful... but the stars of ALL MY CHILDREN, GENERAL HOSPITAL and ONE LIFE TO LIVE are just delightful! In our special holiday issue, on sale Monday, December 13, Soaps In Depth has gathered up some of your favorite stars from ABC Daytime for exclusive family portraits and to share what the season means to them and their loved ones.

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First, read their heartwarming stories about childhood Christmas memories and annual Hanukkah traditions. Then keep turning the pages to find out the stars' New Year's wishes for themselves and their characters. In fact, when we asked the stars to reveal what was on their holiday wish lists, we got so many answers that we couldn't fit them all into the magazine! Lucky for you, dear Soaps In Depth readers, we're posting the rest of the answers right here!

Read more after the jump!

ALL MY CHILDREN

J.R. MARTINEZ (Brot)

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What should your character's New Year's resolution be?
"I think maybe being a little more patient and not as aggressive with Natalia. He has a tendency to step on her toes a lot, and he needs to back off just a little. But it's fun; she's so easy to get fired up! But it's good for him to give her some more space."

What is your New Year's resolution?
"I think the biggest thing for me is to continue to work on things outside the show, to continue to have that motivation to move forward and continue to touch people's lives. That's what it comes down to for me."

DENISE VASI (Randi)

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What should your character's New Year's resolution be?
"I love that she's all about her career right now, but I feel like she's being a little selfish, as well. There are other things going on in the family, so I think her resolution should be to not forget the people who have supported her, keep on acknowledging her family."

CHRISHELL STAUSE (Amanda)

What should your character's New Year's resolution be?
"With this big arc coming, I can't really say."

What is your New Year's resolution?
"I'm in such a good place, but I guess we could all work a little harder and play a little harder! So there you go."

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CHRISTINA BENNETT LIND (Bianca)

What should your character get for Christmas?
"Well the first thing I think she wants, and I think she should get, is her wife. I need me my wife! But secondly, the best things I've ever gotten for holidays were experiences I shared with people. For instance, one of my best Christmases was spending the holidays in England with my extended family. We didn't do any presents, we just went on a trip together. So I think Bianca could use some quality time with her family."

What do you want for Christmas? "Truthfully, because I'm away from

home now, all I really want is to be at home with my family on the East Coast. I like it here in L.A. a lot, but that will always be home. That's the same answer as Bianca!"

BOBBIE EAKES (Krystal)

What should your character get for Christmas?

"Well, last year I said that Krystal needed a job, and now she has two! This year, she needs her own house."

What do you want for Christmas?

"A house! And we've been a one-car family for almost a year now, and we need another car."

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NATALIE HALL (Colby)

What should your character's New Year's resolution be?

"To calm down! Or to accept other people for who they are and to have a better understanding of her brother."

What is your New Year's resolution?

"I don't have any. I try to live my life positively all the time, so I never really make New Year's resolutions."

GENERAL HOSPITAL

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KIRSTEN STORMS (Maxie)

What do you want for Christmas?

"I'd like a new set of steak knives. I want to get some professional, sharp knives. Maxie could probably use those, too.

What should your character's New Year's resolution be?
"To try to stay out of other people's business. Although, that would probably give me less of a storyline... So scratch that idea. Don't write me out!"

What is your New Year's resolution?
"I do my best to stick with them for the most part, but I can't even get through January. I get through spring or summer and then I decide what I need to change for the rest of the year."

BRIANNA BROWN (Lisa)

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What do you want for Christmas?

"Aside from world peace and children that don't have to worry about illnesses... I don't know what I want! More clothes? Really fun shoes?"

What should your character's New Year's resolution be?

"She needs to work on self-love."

RONNIE MARMO (Ronnie)

What should your character get for Christmas?

"Claire holding mistletoe over his head.

And he'd like to bring lasagna to Sonny in prison on Christmas Day."

What should your character's New Year's resolution be?

"To try to see Dante's situation a little more objectively and to be a little more sensitive to what he's going through, rather than just keeping his eye on the prize."

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SCOTT REEVES (Steve)

What should your character's New Year's resolution be?

"To do the best most honorable honest job he can do to make sure that the

hospital runs smoothly and effectively."

What is your New Year's resolution?

"They make me laugh. Those are made to be broken. My resolution is to keep the resolutions that I've already made throughout the year."

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TYLER CHRISTOPHER (Nikolas)

What should your character get for Christmas?

"A gift certificate to a parenting seminar."

What do you want for Christmas?

"If I'm being shallow, I want chaffing

dishes. Or a family vacation if I'm being giving."

CAROLYN HENNESY (Diane)

What is your New Year's resolution?
"To perfect my back-end split on the trapeze... adopt another rescue kitty... and floss on a more regular basis."

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DERK CHEETWOOD (Max)

What do you want for Christmas?
"I already have a halo so now I don't need anything else. I get one video game and I geek out for three months. I really am not a present guy. My wife will confirm that with you. I'm very thankful for the stuff we have already

-- the family, the baby. Every day that we get to spend together is a gift. I realized that a long time ago."

LISA LOCICERO (Olivia)

What should your character get for Christmas?

"She asked for a bed last year and she still hasn't gotten one. She'd eventually like one. It's getting kind of disgusting now."

BRADFORD ANDERSON (Spinelli)

What do you want for Christmas?

"For [my dog] Huck to be fully house-trained... Ugh."

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DAHLIA SALEM (Claire)

What should your character's New Year's resolution be?
"Get her personal life a little bit more situated. She needs more peace about that."

What is your New Year's resolution?
"I absolutely do believe in New Year's resolutions. I want to keep up with the goals we all want to achieve -- staying fit and healthy."

LAURA WRIGHT (Carly)

What should your character's New Year's resolution be?
"To try to not let Brenda's presence drive her crazy."

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DOMINIC ZAMPROGNA (Dante)

What should your character get for Christmas?
"Maybe a nice bottle of Scotch."

What do you want for Christmas?
"A nice bottle of Scotch."

ONE LIFE TO LIVE

JESSICA LECCIA (Inez)

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What should your character's New Year's resolution be?

"God, how do I pick one? Her New Year's resolution should be to not rely on anyone else for anything ever again ever in her life ever."

What is your New Year's resolution?
"No. I don't do them. They don't stick with me. I've learned my lesson. I'm old now. I know better."

MARK LAWSON (Brody)

What is your New Year's resolution?
"I typically try to not do one of those. I kind of feel like if you're saving the things you need to work on for the first day of the year, you're kind of too late anyway. So I'm always trying to find ways that I can do better at what I do and be better as a person. I mean, that sounds really smarmy but it's true."

ILENE KRISTEN (Roxy)

What is your New Year's resolution?
"I want to write two more songs this year. I procrastinate and don't do it, but over this last year, I wrote a song called "Lion's Den," which is a funky, great song. And two years ago, I wrote a song called, "I'm Not Done With You Yet." Music has always been a real safe haven and salvation for me."

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KRISTEN ALDERSON (Starr)

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What do you want for Christmas?
"I am such a Killers fan and Brandon Flowers. I [went] to the Brandon Flowers show on December 2. I'm in love with his album. I'm in love with The KillersThey're awesome. So I would love to meet Brandon Flowers. If there was a Christmas gift to meet Brandon Flowers that would be the best present ever!"

What is your New Year's resolution?
"Maybe I'll do no soda. Maybe I'll try to do that because I really have cut out soda a lot in my life, but I'll still have it every once in awhile. I don't know how long that will last."

KELLEY MISSAL (Danielle)

What should your character's New Year's resolution be?
"To have a set emotion on the past. To not dwell on negative things that will hurt her future."

BRITTANY UNDERWOOD (Langston)

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What should your character's New Year's resolution be?
"Get her act together? She needs to wise up, but at the same time, go with her heart. I think now it's okay to go with her heart."

What is your New Year's resolution?
"It's usually the same. It's usually something corny like, 'Be the best

you can be. Be a good, genuine person. Help out with what you can.'"

EDDIE ALDERSON (Matthew)

What should your character's New Year's resolution be?
"Matthew's resolution would be that he's perfect the way he is."

What is your New Year's resolution?
"We used to write them down and try to stick to them. One year I tried to stop drinking soda. It worked for about a week... not even a week. I've never been a huge New Year's resolution kind of person."

JERRY VERDORN (Clint)

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What do you want for Christmas?
"Maybe a new kayak. I do a lot of kayaking. We live up in Northern New Jersey, so I usually go to the lake in town."

What is your New Year's resolution?
"I usually make them something about my health."

SHENELL EDMONDS (Destiny)

What should your character's New Year's resolution be?
"To always keep on the straight and narrow and never let your heart go to anyone. Just be very cautious with everything. Take your time, don't rush into anything."

DAVID GREGORY (Ford)

What should your character get for Christmas?
"This is going to sound really cheesy -- how about his first Christmas card? I don't think he's ever gotten one before. He didn't get one from mom, and dad didn't give him any, so something like that. I think that would be nice."

What is your New Year's resolution?
"I'd like to be better rounded. Sometimes I get so focused on my job and going to the gym, which is directly a part of what I do, that I forget to relax, have fun and go out. Nothing too crazy. Maybe take a class? A cooking class! Something out of the ordinary. Something new."

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