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Bro & A: Happy Holidays!

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On Christmas Day, Dad was tasked with making sure we paced ourselves on presents—otherwise they might have lost one of us in a sea of wrapping paper!

What favorite toy do you want to give/pass down to the kiddos in your lives?

D: I have a cute little toy robot from when I was 5 years old. All it does is go forward and back, but I thought it was the best thing!

J: I have my little brown bear that’s wearing plaid overalls, and his name is, shockingly, Teddy. He’s a cuddly collectors’ piece.

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What’s a recent holiday “tradition” you’ve started that you want to keep going?

D: Sleeping in on Christmas Day feels so much better when you’re older.

J: One of our Property Brothers: Forever Home families plays Hide The Pickle, where they hide a shiny pickle ornament in the Christmas tree. Whoever finds it gets a special treat!

______ is a holiday movie.

D: Avengers (Christmas is when I catch up on superhero movies!)

J: Trading Places or The Apartment.

What’s your go-to dish for feeding a lot of people?

D: Chicken-and-veggie lasagna.

J: Can’t go wrong with some potpie or pasta.

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What’s the party game that causes you to lose all track of time? Laugh until it hurts?

D: Charade Olympics. I get exercise and some good laughs.

J: Competitive charades and Codenames are hours of fun and give you so much blackmail material on your friends.

What’s the biggest party/event you’ve hosted?

D: Our wedding was over 300 people celebrating in Italy for 10 days.

J: I used to own and run an event-planning company, and we would host incredible themed events/dinners for upward of 4,000 people. There may or may not be a photo of me in a grass skirt and coconut bra from an island-themed event.

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Craziest surprise party story?

D: When I proposed to Linda, I flew family and close friends in from around the U.S. and Canada to surprise her. Fortunately, she said yes, but then asked if we could keep it to ourselves for a few days. I only had hundreds of friends and family two blocks away, but I said, “Sure…we can keep it to ourselves for a little bit.”

J: This would definitely be Zooey’s 40th birthday party. We went full-on ’80s theme, complete with a DeLorean from Back to the Future and an ’80s hair band.

What’s the one critical ingredient for the perfect time together?

D: Listening to people’s stories!

J: Some music, great food, and a diverse group of friends. Oh, and there’s got to be a magician.

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By Drew & Jonathan | Photograph courtesy of the Scott family | Illustrations by Joel Holland

This article originally appeared in the Holiday 2022 issue of Drew + Jonathan Reveal, Drew & Jonathan’s home and lifestyle magazine.

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