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.
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.
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.
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.
What We’re Up To…
Celebrity IOU is Back!
New episodes of Celebrity IOU start Monday, November 14, at 9 p.m. ET/PT and will stream on discovery+. This season, Cindy Crawford, Terry Crews, Idina Menzel, and Wilmer Valderrama join us.
New Property Brothers: Forever Home Episodes
We’re back with new families and homes in our new season, which starts Wednesday, October 26, at 9 p.m. ET/PT (and streaming on discovery+).
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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.