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Stars of the present talk about their Christmas past



Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:00 PM

Carson Kressley loved the Easy Bake Oven.Anonymous/AP

Carson Kressley loved the Easy Bake Oven.

It’s nice to know that even though Hollywood stars can buy whatever they want — and get freebies all year around — they still remember their favorite holiday gifts from childhood.

“I remember there was a 12-inch Zorro that I loved,” “Transformers” star John Turturro, who was raised in Brooklyn, told us, “It had the mask, the sword. I loved the TV show!”

For Bill Murray, the best thing Santa ever brought him was characteristically quirky. “I got a set of French Foreign Legion soliders,” he told us.

“Queer Eye” star Carson Kressley told [email protected] his top holiday haul involved a little luck and some very sharp elbows.

“It was my Easy Bake Oven, which was improperly marked – it was really for my sister,” he said. “And I was like, ‘I’m keeping it, bitch.’ And I still have it.”

Singer Patty Smyth remembers a stylish gift.

“We were raised by a single mom — me and my sister — and every Christmas was fantastic,” said Smyth. “but the one that stands out; it was probably 1970 and my mom got us maxi coats, and maxi coats were very big then.”

“My dad got me a TV one time,” “Sex and the City” actress Cynthia Nixon remembers. “It blew my mind – I thought I had died and gone to heaven.”

“No,” she said when we asked if it was color. “Color TV? Who are you kidding? Who are we? Rockefeller?”

Singer Cyndi Lauper recalls her Tammy doll.Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

Singer Cyndi Lauper recalls her Tammy doll.

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” singer Cyndi Lauper counts a girly Tammy doll as one of her favorites.

“I just remember the Tammy doll with the hair that grew in her own little case that opened up into her house,” said Lauper.

But for fellow outrageous ’80s pop star Boy George, the contents of his stocking never quite suited his style.

“I never got what I wanted! That’s why I think I’m a pop star. I wanted the biggest shoes, the loudest jumper,” he told [email protected] “I always wanted the orange jumper with the palm trees and my mum always got the beige one that was more sensible.”

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