The holidays are just around the corner and the ladies of the Real Housewives of New Jersey have already started shopping and decorating their trees! While attending the Posche by Kim D Holiday Fashion Show Tuesday night at The Brownstone, I caught up with stars Jacqueline Laurita, Siggy Flicker, Dolores Catania, and Kim Depaola, to find out what their holiday plans are this year and what they’re hoping will be under the Christmas tree this year.
Siggy, whose 14-year-old daughter Sophie modeled in the show, wasted no time preparing for her hosting duties this Christmas. She tells me she already set up her table a month early, just like she did on Thanksgiving! “I’m a freak about the holidays. My mom’s hosting Hanukkah and I’m doing Christmas, and my husband makes the seven fishes and the mussels. We go all out,” she says. “I have two stepchildren, and two children of my own, so before Tyler and Olivia went back to college, that morning we all did the Christmas tree together, and we set the Christmas table just so I know where everybody is sitting. I’m just excited.”
The day after Christmas, Siggy is continuing with her annual tradition of going to their house in Boca Raton, Florida. But this year she will certainly have quite the full house. She’ll be going with her husband, her four kids, and four of their friends!
The prominent relationship expert, who doesn’t have a wish list because “there is nothing that I want except for health and happiness,” has been busy shopping for her family at her favorite mall, Garden State Plaza in Paramus.
“I did all the coats at North Face. I go to Steve Madden because my girls love Steve Madden shoes. I go over to Neiman Marcus for my husband, Nordstrom for shoes. Great shoe department. Sophie’s in love with Forever 21 and H&M. I also go to Lululemon. I find myself at Garden State everyday, and if not, I’m in Bloomingdale’s. I’m a big shopper.”
Unlike The Sig, Jacqueline is keeping it easy this year and doing all her shopping on Amazon and Sephora (her favorite!). While Jac and her hubby Chris Laurita aren’t exchanging gifts again this year, that isn’t stopping her from spoiling her adorable 3-month-old grandson Cameron for his first Christmas.
“I dont know what to get him,” she tells me. “The kid has everything already. I’ll get creative. I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet.”
Dolores holds every holiday at her beautiful home in Haledon, so this Christmas will be no different she tells me. And the partying won’t stop after the 25th is over. The mom-of-two is celebrating her birthday on December 28th. But she isn’t sure what is on the top of her wish list just yet. “I’ve had everything fun done,” she tells me “I’ve had all the plastic surgery done.”
Kim, whose infamous fashion show garnered a crowd of 250 people, will be giving back this holiday season at a Toys for Tots charity event on December 17th. She tells me, “I’m going to do the red carpet and be doing interviews, almost like a Joan Rivers and Melissa. We’re really going to have fun with it.”
Kim also isn’t asking for any material things this year. Instead she tells me, she’s looking for love, “Not a ring, not a dress, not shoes. Honestly love, a little companionship.”
“I’m not hosting Christmas Eve this year,” Teresa told E! News. “I’m going to my brother’s again, because it’s just us,” she said, referring to Joe Gorga. “Being home is just kind of going to be sad, so I didn’t want to be home.”
This will be Teresa and her four daughters’ first Christmas without her husband Joe Giudice. He is currently serving his 41-month prison sentence at the Federal Correctional Institute in Fort Dix. Teresa and her girls will spend Christmas Day with her husband’s family. “It’s nice to spend the holidays with family, because we don’t get to see them that much,” she said. “The girls like to be with their family. They have a lot of cousins.”
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