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I Heart XMAS with Rebecca Lau

Welcome to the I Heart XMAS Q&A, where Retro Festive asks notable Canadians about their own Christmas traditions and what they would like to find under the tree!

Rebecca Lau
Global Halifax Reporter & Anchor

Rebecca Lau

What is your favourite Christmas movie or TV special?
I’m not sure if this is considered a classic Christmas movie (it is now!), but I’ve always loved Home Alone. It brings back memories of watching it with my family as a kid and who can resist that heart-tugging scene when Kevin hugs his mom at the end? Ah, I’m getting teary-eyed just thinking about it.

Does your family have a special or quirky Christmas tradition?
In my family, Santa Claus is the one who gives practical presents. One year, he gave me a heavy duty rechargeable flashlight when all the other little girls received Barbies. I thought it was pretty cool.

Which do you prefer: to give or receive?
Why not both? Especially if the gift is food. Then we can share. Yummmmmmmm.

Which Peanuts character do you think your friends and family would say reminds them of you?
I’d like to think I’m lovable like Charlie. But I’d bet my mom (and husband?) thinks I’m more of a bossy Lucy.
Lucy Charlie Brown


Ugly Christmas Sweaters: Not a Chance – or – The Uglier the Better?
The uglier the better! Nothing gets you into the spirit quite like a bright purple acrylic sweater featuring Rudolph’s face with a red pom pom nose. (This is something I may, or may not, actually own)

What do you want Santa to bring you this year?
I’d love an all-inclusive trip somewhere warm. A new rechargeable flashlight would be nice too. My old one broke, Santa.